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King Edward Mine Museum

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Address: Camborne TR14 9DP, England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 1209 614681
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Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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The award winning King Edward Mine Museum which specialises in the mining...

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 are of National importance. The site is part of the World Heritage Area of Cornwall. The Museum is open during the summer - see website for opening times.

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A very interesting and friendly visit

We found out visit to the King Edward Mine Museum very interesting. This mine museum had been used by the Camborne School of Mines until relatively recently for the training of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mumathome0120
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Truro, United Kingdom
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Truro, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found out visit to the King Edward Mine Museum very interesting. This mine museum had been used by the Camborne School of Mines until relatively recently for the training of their students. The museum retains an variety of equipment that has been used over the years to extract metals from their ores and it was fascinating to see some... More 

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't forget to cross the road and visit the other part of the site behind the supermarket, as this is also historically interesting.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a bleak cold day when we visited the Museum but it was warm enough inside and the presentation we received was very informative. My husband was more interested in the various machinery than I was but I enjoyed finding out about mining in the past as my ancestors were Cornish Tin and Copper miners and my Great-Great-grandmother was... More 

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Redruth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Visited on a beautiful day and the views from the mine were superb.The mine is easy to find but check opening times on the internet. The tour provided an insight into the sheer graft that was required to separate these minerals from the rock. The varied types of equipment to do this was an eye opener. It really showed the... More 

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Newbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

A visit to this museum gives you the chance to see many tin processing machines in action. Knowledgeable guides make this an excellent experience. Shop with a varied range of items. Clean and well maintained toilets.

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Thank Michael W
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Well presented museum with very welcoming and knowledgeable guides. Some good scale models and artefacts, the machinery for crushing washing and separating the tin is in good condition and guide will start up some of it so you can see it in action.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Our visit followed Trevithic Day in late April and was one of the few times annually the wooden machinery is put into motion as it is relatively fragile. We saw and heard the full impact of the California Stamps which are so noisy crushing the ore that nearby rock samples shook on a bench. The whole process of washing and... More 

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Thank Bedrie_12
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

For anyone interested in tin mining in Cornwall this is a must see museum. It ideal for young & old, male & female. Passionate guides show the fascinating process of how previous generations created tin. The museum explains the social history too so there is something for everyone. The guides are all volunteers & welcome questions from visitors.The museum is... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

After being given a leaflet advertising the museum we thought why not? Turned out to be a great decision, lots to see, great staff, well explained by both the team and various models dotted around the site. To see some of the equipment still working was impressive, and loud! Well worth a visit, some uneven ground as you would expect... More 

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Camborne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We went as a family for an organised event and very much enjoyed it. There was lots to see and do and the staff were both friendly and knowledgeable. You could tell that they were passionate about the site and had a lot of knowledge to share. There were accessible toilets and although the site is not flat much of... More 

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