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“A working beam engine rather than a static piece”

Levant Mine and Beam Engine
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Pendeen
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Opened in 1820 and closed in 1930, Levant is one of Cornwall's most famous coastal mines where a good part of the mining operations took place far beneath the seabed.
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“A working beam engine rather than a static piece”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

It's great to see one of these machines actually fired up and working on full steam. Friendly, knowledgable staff on hand to explain everything and a spectacular Atlantic backdrop.

Visited September 2012
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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“Mining and coast combined”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Interesting walk around the Levant mine and buildings although we didn't do the tour as we had just missed it. Glad it was a sunny day as I could imagine it could be fairly bleak if it was wet and windy. Worth walking from Levant mine to Botallack along the coastal path and wandering round the old mine buildings and the Old Count House.

Visited September 2012
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St Ives, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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“A Powerful Beam Engine”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

It is amazing to see an original beam engine still working. There is a sadness about Levant Mine as we remember the tragedy of so many lives being lost when the lift shaft collapsed.

Visited July 2012
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Bishops Caundle, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
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“Mining history and coast walks”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Fascinating tour of a mining area, concentrated around the Levant mine and the working beam engine. Make sure you have the guided tour and you will learn a lot about mining for a number of ores in Cornwall. Then take one or more of the coastal walks and enjoy the scenery.

Visited September 2012
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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“Great place, very informative tour”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

We visited Levant on 12 September 2012 and opted for the tour. The guide for that tour was Tom, who was, without any shadow of a doubt the most informative tour guide we have ever had at any attraction. We learnt so much about the history of the mine and how the beam engine was restored and run. Well worth the visit

Visited September 2012
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