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Blue Hills Tin Streams

Wheal Kitty, St Agnes TR5 0YW, England
+44 (0)1872 553341
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Ranked #6 of 7 attractions in St Agnes
Type: Geologic Formations
Most recent review
- Jan 13, 2013
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Wokingham
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

A Fascinating glimpse into the history and methods of tin mining in Cornwall not in a museum but a working Tin mine - only a few yards from a lovely secluded beach to boot!

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Bit of a drive down a single track and steep incline. Limited opening times so check as you will need at least 45 minutes. You can purchase Tin Souveniers made from tin extracted here.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

An excellent local and social history site. This compact family run mining site kept me interested and absorbed for few hours. It took me through the lives of the people from the past who ran the mine from digging the raw mineral through to the beautiful pure tin jewellery and gifts. A very big thank you to Mark and Colin... More

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London
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

brilliant sea view & the location is of great historical significance - ok, so you will be visting ruins as the mines are no longer functional but you can take some great photos

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Truro, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

this place might not be to everyones tastes but we find it enchanting! its remote,,its very bland,,almost moon like,,tho also usually very quiet,,the kids love it down there and not overly run with tourists,,,,a very small beach but peaceful,!!!,,,tho this is tidal! not much parking space,its keeps the kids quiet for a few hours maybe half a day if there... More

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Hayle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Take a ride down the tiny steep track and you drive back 100 years. Once you have had your fill gird up your loins as the drive back up is on a bad day...Hair raising.

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redruth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

isolated position but worth the trip set in lovely valley we live not far away but like to take friends and family when on holiday

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London
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

After venturing down a precipitous single track road to get there, we spent a very enjoyable hour or so exploring this charming combination of historic record and working tin production facility. It is a family-run operation, with the jewellery on offer in the gift shop being produced by the proprietor, who also provides an in-depth explanation of the origins of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

I liked everything about this enterprise. Having an interest in geology the layout of the exhibition gave me a lot of information in an easy to understand way. The owner's were welcoming and gave a good introduction about the mine. They welcomed questions and didn't mind how long we stayed. It was good to see a family working at a... More

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herts, UK
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22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

We visited on a cold and miserable day in April, because we could think of little else to do. However this place far exceeded my expectations. The displays were informative and still in regular use. I would thoroughly recommend it, especially if you are interested in authentic industrial archeology.

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