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Address: Wheal Kitty, St Agnes TR5 0YW, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1872 553341
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Brilliant!

It was fascinating to learn about this part of the Cornish industry. The people were very friendly and informative and the whole site is really nicely laid out. We really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

It was fascinating to learn about this part of the Cornish industry. The people were very friendly and informative and the whole site is really nicely laid out. We really enjoyed our visit and would thoroughly recommend this to anyone of any age. All set within gorgeous countryside with spectacular views everywhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Fascinating, well worth seeing and very well set up. Loved it,and such nice,friendly people. Don't visit Cornwall without going there.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The most informative tour that shows the full process of Tin Streaming. There has previously been a working Mine here, from start to finish the process of Ore to finished metal is completely explained---I had no idea how much work and science goes into this. Advice and friendly informative direction are all on hand and the homemade Jewellery, cast on... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Called in as it was on the coast path and we were passing. Worth a visit though it only takes around half an hour to see everything. Good introduction to small scale tin mining compared to Geevor which was much bigger.

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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Fantastic family run last working tin mine in UK. Dogs allowed, toilet on site, parking & great cove nearby for excellent rock pooling (time your tides right!!). Fascinating to talk to the friendly family. Took home a few pieces of the very reasonably priced tin jewellery, unique items designed & created on site. No better souvenir for friends!!!

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Gloucestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I am so glad we visited this working tin stream. We learnt an enormous amount of interesting facts about the Cornish tin mining industry and the exact process of turning rock into beautiful bright, heavy metal. Although nowadays on a relatively small scale, the family here not only extracts the tin from the abundant lode (ore bearing rock) but then... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Spent sometime looking for this attraction, Managed to find it but not until 10minutes before it closed.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Took some finding. It was interesting but not greatly interesting. Place to go for a rainy day. Not for kids.

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Watchet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Informative and educational and very interesting. The process of extracting tin from crushed rock is laborious, but each stage is explained very clearly. You can purchase items of jewellery made on site from the extracted tin as well. Definitely worth a visit.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Passed the road sign lots of times, decided to take a look, wasn't disappointed. Cost £6.50 for an adult, self guided tour, after a short talk. Able to take your time looking around the workings, which takes you through the tin producing process. They sold items made on site. Its set in a lovely location. 50% is outside, so may... More 

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