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Address: Trenear, Wendron TR13 0ES, England
Phone Number: +44 1326 573173
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Description: One of the oldest visitor places in Cornwall, founded in 1966 & opened to...
One of the oldest visitor places in Cornwall, founded in 1966 & opened to the public over 40 years ago, the mine is a location of the BBC Poldark TV series 2015 & 1977. Poldark is amazing atmospheric underground 18th century tin mine with oodles of history, set in a wooded riverside demesne in the heart of rural Cornwall. An open air museum in south facing waterside gardens filled with birds and wildlife. With an 1850 Cornish Beam engine, railway engine, picnic lawns, millrace & ponds dating from Tudor times. The world's first mechanical tin mill was here over 500 years ago. A 4000 year old unique Bronze Age Scheduled Ancient Monument to tinning is in the grounds with a collection of historic mining artefacts & ancient machinery. The museum incorporates the acclaimed Holman Museum collection since 1979, historic mine & beam engine models and much more.
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An interesting visit to the Poldark Mine. Passionate people working here, interesting video and tour of a part of the Poldark Mine. However, for the price £16 I felt the whole... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Tenterden, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Do not let the buildings' initial external cosmetic appearance deter you! Poldark mine provides a fascinating and atmospheric experience with knowledgeable guides and friendly staff. A real asset to Cornwall and an absolute must for a visit to the area. The team are refurbishing the buildings and full credit to them for their hard work and determination, we truly hope... More 

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London
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53 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

An interesting visit to the Poldark Mine. Passionate people working here, interesting video and tour of a part of the Poldark Mine. However, for the price £16 I felt the whole experience lacked professionalism and polish. The 'museum' area is shabby and needs an overhaul, the picnic area etc is looking tired. All that being said, it was fascinating to... More 

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David E, Custodian at Poldark Mine, responded to this review

We wrote to this reviewer on the 16th of June but did not receive the courtesy of a reply. This is what we said:- Thank you for coming to the mine. You say had a good visit and then complain we are not professional or polished enough for the entrance fee charged? Most reasonable people would say "what a cheek!"... More 

Dover, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I visited with a friend on the 1st June during a week long visit to Cornwall. We arrived for when the mine opened and was greeted by a friendly chap who was on the ticket desk within the shop. The shop was well stocked with many interesting stones and minerals not to mention all the local sourced items and books.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Not much to do before you can go down in the mine but I really enjoyed it when we had started. Very good tour guide.

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Bath
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Although expensive the tour itself was very interesting and we enjoyed it. Shop quite lacking though and would have liked some more 'Poldark' related ideas. Man not too friendly.

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David E, Custodian at Poldark Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to see the mine and we are delighted that you enjoyed our unique mine tour. We are sorry to learn that we did not have something in the shop to interest you, and even more so about the person you say was unfriendly. We do try to impress on all here on the importance of greeting... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We were looking for an attraction to meet up with friends at and Poldark Mine looked a good compromise. We arrived there and I have to say the immediate feeling is one of a 'tired' and in need of TLC place....We paid and I have to say it seemed fairly steep BUT the mine tour and preliminary film alone were... More 

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David E, Custodian at Poldark Mine, responded to this review

We are so happy that you had a good and interesting mine tour - that's our main aim here at present as we do our utmost to restore the gardens and to get other things into order again. The damage wrought in the previous 14 years cannot be undone in 8 months, its going to take us a few years.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

we visited here the other day having been a few years ago and had a great tie then now its all looking a bit shabby but the other reviews have said all the one great asset all these mines have is there very keen guides

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David E, Custodian at Poldark Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to the mine and we are pleased you had a good time exploring underground. Good description, we are doing all we can to get the whole place restored. Ownership changed hands last October, less than one year ago. Time is needed to see the end result, so yes, this phoenix is arising slowly and will continue... More 

Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is a very difficult place to rate, for all the reasons that have been expressed by other reviewers. I have given it a "good" because, despite needing a lot of work to bring it up to its full potential, it has a charm all it's own and I believe this very special historical site is worth supporting and preserving.... More 

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David E, Custodian at Poldark Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to see us and for seeing the vision that many of us here have seen and supported for many years in some cases. Thank you for coming to the mine and we are pleased you had a good time exploring underground. We are doing all we can to get the whole place restored and looking like... More 

Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We had planned to visit the Geevor mine, but came across Poldark in passing and on the principle that a tin mine is a tin mine, plumped for this. In retrospect, that was probably a mistake. The mine is long abandoned, but has been opened up, pumped out, lighted. and safe access installed. Our guide was not a former miner... More 

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David E, Custodian at Poldark Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to the mine and we are pleased you had a good time exploring underground, to hear that reassures us that we are doing the right thing. We are doing all we can to get the whole place restored. Ownership changed hands last October, less than one year ago. Time is needed to see the end result,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

My wife and I recently visited the mine while we were in the Redruth area researching my Cornish ancestry and mining heritage. We were very pleased with our visit and have to say that the tour of the mine was exceptional. The gift shop was well stocked with coffee, snacks, post cards, informative books, etc. The site is being tidied... More 

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David E, Custodian at Poldark Mine, responded to this review

It was really good to hear how much you enjoyed going down below into the mine, its the only complete mine than can be so visited today in all of Cornwall. Do please come and see us again when you can and thank you from all of us here who love, work and care for Poldark Mine. We need your... More 

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Additional Information about Poldark Mine

Address: Address: Trenear, Wendron TR13 0ES, England
Phone Number: +44 1326 573173
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Wendron
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:15 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 10:15 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 10:15 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 10:15 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 10:15 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 10:15 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 16

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