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Blue Hills Tin Streams

Wheal Kitty, St Agnes TR5 0YW, England
+44 (0)1872 553341
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Ranked #7 of 8 Attractions in St Agnes
Type: Geologic Formations, Shopping
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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143 reviews 143 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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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11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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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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