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Address: Wheal Kitty, St Agnes TR5 0YW, England
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A good visit to a tin mine

Blue Hills Tin Mine is surrounded by beautiful Cornish countryside. We were made to feel welcome when we arrived and enjoyed a great visit learning about how tin was mined. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Blue Hills Tin Mine is surrounded by beautiful Cornish countryside. We were made to feel welcome when we arrived and enjoyed a great visit learning about how tin was mined. It seemed to be a bit of a hidden gem. Be prepared for a steep drive down to the mine and back up again!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Having read the reviews online we decided to pop along this afternoon and get more information so we that we may come back another day. The lady serving in the shop was busy with customers so we decided to have a look at the stand where various mining things were set out with labels. Not one label said Do Not... More 

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Amenia, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Blue Hills Tin Streams is a working water-powered tin streaming mill that gives visitors a very clear idea of how difficult it is to get tin out of rock. We very much enjoyed the informative indoor presentation and the self-guided outdoor tour, and the visit made us look at all the amazing cliffs in this beautiful part of Cornwall in... More 

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plymouth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

this was an absolutely amazing visit for our 12 year old grandson who is well into science . It is very hands on and children are told all about how the tin is extracted, are able to handle the product and the staff are very informative and understand what children are trying to ask ,and take the time and effort... More 

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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Wandered in here on a rainy morning while walking along the coastal path, we had seen a brochure in our cottage and thought it was worth checking out. We are so glad we did. Entrance is a very reasonable £6.50 for adults (cheaper for kids) and you get a talk from one of the owners explaining wwhat it is they... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Just a Short walk from Perran View passing a real Working Tin Mine , When you arrive at the beach either chill out or walk to St Agnes or Perranporth

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Loughton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

We had seen signs and leaflets for the tin mine here and kept putting off a visit whilst on holiday recently. On our last full day we wanted to go somewhere for a few hours and chose to finally go here and we are glad we did. The road leading here is a very narrow and steep single track road... More 

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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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