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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 8 Attractions in St Agnes
Type: Geologic Formations
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- Jul 20, 2014
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Well worth visiting this family run working tin mine. Good to hear and see both history and process of tin mining in the area. We've been to Cornwall several times so it was good to finally get to understand how the landscape full of tin mines and spoil heaps came to be. Tin jewellery designed and made in site is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Quiet and tucked away off the beaten track, this was a good place to visit to see the reality of a working business together with some of the history around the tin industry. Fascinating to see the process actually happening. Real shame you couldn't see the smelting in progress but I guess H&S puts pay to that these days.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a real gem. A working tin mine, which demonstrates both the older methods of producing tin as well as the current processes which are in operation whilst you visit. The tour is informative and good value for money and you have the added benefit of knowing you are helping to keep a small piece of Cornish history alive.... More

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Portsmouth
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7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The drive to get there is great fun, steep and a tiny bit scary but well worth the trip when you reach the beautiful location the mine is set in. First off all you get a talk on how Tin is found and mined before you can walk around the site at your own pace seeing a working mine in... More

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Cornwall uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

A hairy drive down very steep hill, a real little gem which I had not been aware existed. Very interesting leaning how tin was extracted from the rock.....The Bal Maiderns did a good job, there are piles of rocks piles up around the site. Working water wheel and a trail to follow which explains the process of extracting tin. The... More

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Wokingham
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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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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