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On the Trail of Poldardk

The only mine in Cornwall that one can tour. Our tour guide is a super guy and knows everything... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TheAFColonel
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Salisbury, North Carolina
Small but full of atmosphere!

We booked a tour of the Poldark Mine as it was raining too hard outside to go for a walk and we... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
gleysen
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Hoegaarden, Belgium
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OCTOBER 27th - DECEMBER 22nd 2018 - ] OPEN SATURDAYS ONLY - MAIN MINE EXPLORER UNDERGROUND TOUR A at 11:00 am - check in 10:45 am- [65 minutes - 40 downward & 53 upward steps] An atmospheric & memorable profound educational experience to 3 levels of...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Poldark Mine Porkellis Lane | Trenear, Wendron, Helston TR13 0ES, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The only mine in Cornwall that one can tour. Our tour guide is a super guy and knows everything about the mine. Showed us where the underground scense for Poldark were filmed and how the crew disguised the pipes and electrical cables so that it...More

1  Thank TheAFColonel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the mine as part of a Poldark tour with Novel Adventures. The best part of the experience was going underground and having such a wealth of knowledge provided by our guide at the multiple places we stopped during the tour. The guide ensured...More

Thank WithWa
David E, Custodian at Poldark Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate you taking time to post a FIVE STAR review. It's very encouraging for all of us here. We can remember chatting with you and Karen who brought you to visit this historic place. We were delighted to have been able to make you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting and informative - really told the story of the Cornish Tin Miners. Our guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. I was especially fascinated to learn how mining in the 19th century worked. It is very moist in the mine and very cool so make...More

Thank amgundry2018
David E, Custodian at Poldark Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for the FIVE STAR review. We are pleased to know that your visit was interesting and informative. It's not easy in the space of just an hour or so, to get get an effective message across about the history of mining in Cornwall...More

Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

This is a must visit attraction in South Cornwall. The highlight was learning about tin mining in the area from an extremely well informed Cornishman, Robert, whose ancestors were tin miners. Walking through the mine lit only by our head lamps, we had a feel...More

Thank Sue Y
David E, Custodian at Poldark Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Sue, many, many thanks for your kind words and for the award of FIVE STARS. We are very grateful for this sincere support as it encourages others to experience the educational underground tour of the four levels of Wheal Roots Tin 18th century Mine...More

Reviewed October 8, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed taking this trip down the Poldark Mine. The tour was fantastic. Our guide was Robert and he pitched the tour just right. Interesting, fun, informative and very realistic of how a miner would have worked. We learnt a lot. We both wished we...More

Thank tbevan86
David E, Custodian at Poldark Mine, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Dear Tracey, Many thanks for your glowing FIVE STAR review. Please do come again next season and take the Deep Mine Tour - it really is a profound experience. If you are in Cornwall this winter over a weekend; we will be running Deep Mine...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

We booked a tour of the Poldark Mine as it was raining too hard outside to go for a walk and we really enjoyed our time. It has a small museum that feels like you walked into some old storage room from the old days....More

1  Thank gleysen
David E, Custodian at Poldark Mine, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

Great to hear how you much you enjoyed your visit to this historic place. The museum is indeed a treasure storeroom of precious objects from Cornwall and mining places too. Lots of interest for all visitors and many items can be touched too! Thanks for...More

Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

It’s been over 20 years since I last visited the mine and I wanted to explore again the depths of the old mine workings. At the entrance to the site there is a large collection of memorabilia and other historical objects that are fascinating although...More

1  Thank amsingleton1659
David E, Custodian at Poldark Mine, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

Thanks for coming to visit this special place and for the award of FIVE STARS which is much appreciated. We are a little cluttered with fascinating objects to say the least but this is our style at present as we are getting more organised over...More

Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

We hadn't seen the Poldark mine advertised but happened to be driving by. We were lucky to be able to join a deep mine tour. Appropriate footwear, warm clothing are essential. No bags ,phones etc will be admitted on the tour for safety interesting museum...More

1  Thank MrsHenriques
David E, Custodian at Poldark Mine, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

We are so pleased that you happened on one of our signs when passing by. The Deep Mine Tour is a profound experience and cannot be undertaken anywhere else in Cornwall or the UK. Thanks too for noting the restrictions we have in place with...More

Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

As a fan of Winston Graham’s brilliant Poldark saga (and the show by the same name) I’ve become a bit of a mining history geek. The experience of going “down the mine” with Robert truly brought what it must have been like to be a...More

2  Thank mmmusings
David E, Custodian at Poldark Mine, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2018

Thank you for the FIVE STAR review - we all greatly appreciate such support and to know that visitors are having a good experience is rewarding for all of us who help to keep this place running and are working on its long term restoration....More

Reviewed September 9, 2018

i visited here as i wanted to see what life would of been like under ground and i can say it was very hard . first impressions when i first arrived was not very good as there was no indication of a car park just...More

3  Thank Sheepdevil666
David E, Custodian at Poldark Mine, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2018

Thanks for your review. We are pleased to note that you had a friendly welcome from our booking office clerks - wet is always busy for us and we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit - the gardens do not always look their best...More

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Heidi B
August 6, 2018|
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Its best that you telephone us to have a chat - most people are fine but there are sometimes exceptions. We will be considerate and will take care of you and if you have any worries at all, please tell us when you arrive... More
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Kaz B
January 28, 2018|
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We do have colour CCTV and we constantly monitor all cameras from our control room, there is movement & event control. This also provides out of hours security for the museum and the Cornish Heritage Collection. All... More
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pickles67
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Hi thanks for your question. There are absolutely no ladders to go down - vertical or otherwise!!!! . We have 40 stairs downwards and 53 upwards and there is ample head room on most of the tour with three short distance... More
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