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A very interesting museum and a warm welcome

We spent a very interesting morning at the King Edward Mine Museum. The Museum provides a very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Fascinating glimpse of Cornwall's industrial past

This a very interesting museum with working exhibits and very informative displays. The guides are... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2018
Angela S
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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The award winning King Edward Mine Museum which specialises in the mining history of Cornwall. The mine dates from the 19th century and most of the equipment in the mill has been restored to working order.The buildings are all Grade II* listed and...more
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Camborne TR14 9DP, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent a very interesting morning at the King Edward Mine Museum. The Museum provides a very detailed description of the history and operation of the Cornish mining industry and the museum volunteers and guides were unfailingly friendly and knowledgeable. We had lunch in the...More

Thank Wenlock_Yorkie
Reviewed July 12, 2018

This a very interesting museum with working exhibits and very informative displays. The guides are very kowledgeable, but will adjust their talks to to the interests of the group. There would be something of interest here for an engineer or a school child. There is...More

Thank Angela S
Reviewed July 4, 2018

We spent a very pleasant morning here. We were taken round by two guides at the different stages and the whole process of mining was explained. They were great and answered all our questions. The mine is at the eastern part of the South Condurrow...More

Thank woodie49
Reviewed July 3, 2018

The museum is full of interesting exhibits, and the tour guides were very knowledgeable. The mill section was especially good with demonstrations of all the machines used to process the ore

Thank Keith R
Reviewed June 18, 2018

An excellent overview of how a Cornish tin mine works. Lots of working machinery and very helpful and knowledgeable guide. We really enjoyed it and learned so much.

Thank RJandCE
Reviewed June 18, 2018

If you have ever wondered about what happens to the tin when it was brought out of the ground in Cornwall then this is the place to go. The many engine houses now standing testimony to he hard graft of Cornish men over the ages...More

Thank squarerigger2015
Reviewed June 15, 2018

This is a fascinating relic of Cornish mining heritage and is worth visiting if you get the chance. There are working machines, non-working machines, a very informative museum and it is worth having the guided tour with the very friendly volunteers. There is a trail...More

Thank LiamDorcey
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Fascinating museum of the history of this mine and the local tin mining industry in Cornwall. The guided tour was top notch, provided by very knowledgeable volunteer guides ... very personal and personable! One of the best things about this museum is that it has...More

Thank smemitch
Reviewed March 9, 2018

The King Edward Mine Museum is a great way to spend a few hours for a visit if you are down in Cornwall. Me and my family only became aware of this little gem by the ads in the free tourist booklets that you can...More

Thank paulandmarie_9
Reviewed January 13, 2018

The whole purpose of our visit was to try the culinary delights we'd been told of at The Crowst Hut, as we already knew the King Edward Mine Museum would be closed that day. This attraction is geographically beyond the back of beyond but, having...More

Thank Nigel S
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December 29, 2016|
Response from KEMCamborne | Property representative |
Jane, KEM is closed every winter open May - Sept). Sometimes it is possible to arrange group tours on Sundays in winter when the volunteers are on site. However, this year there is extensive restoration work going on and... More