There is a small museum with a number of posters explaining the history & use of tin but the main attraction is a very large audio visual presentation of the history of tin mining... read more
Derby is the small town with a big story. For a time it was the richest tin...
Derby is the small town with a big story. For a time it was the richest tin mine in the world. Water was the energy source, and to keep it coming, the company built water races and then a dam above the town. The inspectors said the dam would never fail. But in April 1929 it rained for five days straight, culminating in a final downpour of 5 inches in just two hours.
Tin Dragon Cafe and Interpretation Centre will be closed on Wednesdays and Fridays in May and June 2014. In May the Centre will open between 10am and 4pm, and in June the Centre will open between 10am and 3pm. All bookings and enquiries can be made directly to the Tin Dragon Cafe and Interpretation Centre or to Dorset Council.