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King Edward Mine Museum

Camborne TR14 9DP, England
+44 (0) 1209 614681
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Ranked #2 of 5 attractions in Camborne
Type: History Museums
Owner description: The award winning King Edward Mine Museum which specialises in the mining history of Cornwall. The mine dates from the 19th century and most of the... more » Owner description: The award winning King Edward Mine Museum which specialises in the mining history of Cornwall. The mine dates from the 19th century and most of the equipment in the mill has been restored to working order.The buildings are all Grade II* listed and are of National importance. The site is part of the World Heritage Area of Cornwall. The Museum is open during the summer - see website for opening times. « less
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

King Edward Mine Museum is run by a dedicated group of volunteers and they do a fantastic job or showing off some of Cornwall's rich mining heritage. I thoroughly recommend anyone with an interest in mining to visit. Spend as long as you can and chat to the volunteers as well as 'just' looking at the displays / info.

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KEMCamborne, Volunteer at King Edward Mine Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, Roger. We glad you had an excellent visit to our museum. Reviews like this help all the volunteers appreciate that they are doing a good job. From the Volunteers. More

Cornwall, England
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Friendly, welcomes families, good value for money, heaps of culture and history. Lots under cover. Great trip out for all ages.

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Camborne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Its bloody brilliant!Really atmospheric and genuine mining museum.Genuine enthusiast run- not a corporate lash-up like some nearby wannabe's.

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Cornwall, UK
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5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

If you're interested in how minerals are extracted from the mined ore then this is the place for you! The restored mill is full of interesting equipment and the guides are brilliant, on hand to explain everything to you, although the signs on the equipment are also very good.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This was formerly a training mine for the local School of Mines. Since the late 1980s a group of people have been restoring the mineral processing mill to something approaching its former glory. Some of the machinery here you will not find anywhere else in the UK which makes this a unique and atmospheric experience. To wander around the mill... More

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Just returned from an amazing experience - learning all about the tin mining & extraction process in Cornwall. This volunteer-led attraction just off the Camborne to Troon road is a brilliant way to learn about the whole Cornish Mining extraction process. You'll be disappointed if you go anticipating a trip underground - as I understand that one or two people... More

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This somewhat hidden gem is well worth seeking out. Firstly, the Admission Price of £6 per adult and £1.50 for school age children makes it one of the most affordable visitor attractions in Cornwall. The site is run entirely by volunteers and the visit is part do-it-yourself and part Guided Tour when you will see the mineral processing plant working... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

An interesting mining museum with its own unique history. You are initially introduce to the process of how Tin was extracted and produced, and the social history of the area through videos, displays and working models . Dedicated friendly volunteer staff then demonstrate the separation process of tin using restored equipment. A sight to be seen. Definitely worth a visit.

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Hayle, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This former working mine is a gold mine ;-) for rainy-day entertainment. Rescued by enthusiasts, and staffed by them, they are sure to know the answer to your most penetrating questions. This is the only site that has has fully restored the processing equipment used to concentrate the tin ore following extraction. A good way to spend an afternoon when... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

A genuinely unique experience. Don't be put off by the lack of cars in the car park; this is the most interesting place we have seen so far. The staff are knowledgeable, friendly, and interested in delivering an experience which you will remember. The first part is a self-guided tour of the museum. Working models and a video which is... More

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