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Address: Wheal Kitty, St Agnes TR5 0YW, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1872 553341
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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Old Cornwall, Great weather, Beautiful scenery, Perfect.

The road in and out of the Blue Hills was beautiful, a little exciting at times. The hills are covered in the spoil from the mine, most of it is now covered by ferns, brambles... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
Mick G
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The road in and out of the Blue Hills was beautiful, a little exciting at times. The hills are covered in the spoil from the mine, most of it is now covered by ferns, brambles and lots of other wild plants making the site absolutely beautiful. The lady and gentleman running the place were lovely, we were given a little... More 

Thank Mick G
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Very interesting place to visit found it very informative the owner was helpful and friendly treated myself to a seahorse pendant.

Thank Diane C
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49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The history and processes of Cornish tin mining are complicated, and involve a lot of special words, but here you can see how it was (and still is) done. After a short introductory talk taking 5-10 minutes visitors walk (at their own pace) round a numbered route with clear explanations. Most of the tour is in the open air, so... More 

Thank The-Kent-Bees
Redruth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

An excellent demonstration of how mined tin ore is processed to produce the metal. You are given a short talk on the subject by the owner who demonstrates vanning for tin on a shovel, good skills! You then follow a diy guided tour at your own speed, I live in Cornwall and have a reasonable understanding of the subject but... More 

Thank Grufpieg
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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!

1 Thank Sonia K
1 review
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 

Thank Chrystal B
Amenia, New York
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

Thank Ace490
Level Contributor
72 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 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 

Thank pricillaandelvis
Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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 

Thank Peter G
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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

Thank Chris H

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