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Great family visit

Great place to visit with friends and family. Lots of things dating back to when Tin mining was at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cornish boys

"When all the tin and fish have gone what will our cornish boys do?" This free museum reveals how... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Glen S
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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Nestled just off the A30 in Pool, near Redruth in the former mining heart of Cornwall, there are 19 acres of eclectic fun to explore. State-of-the-art exhibitions, climb-on sculptures, gardens of epic diversity, a giant adventure playscape for kids...more
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Robinson's Shaft | Dudnance Lane, Pool TR15 3QY, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit with friends and family. Lots of things dating back to when Tin mining was at its peak and we found it really interesting. Shops outside for you to browse around and while we were there there was a antique fair. Nice...More

Thank MillerMad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

"When all the tin and fish have gone what will our cornish boys do?" This free museum reveals how important mining was to the people of Cornwall. Amazing to see how Cornwall industry has thrived in other areas since those times. There are a few...More

Thank Glen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visit often as we live local. Lovely park and paddling stream for the kids. Cafe is reasonably priced and seems warm and welcoming. Great afternoon out.

Thank Sarasophie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this place by chance having never seen it advertised anywhere. The mining exhibition was good although quite a few elements didn’t work. The overall feel of the place is slightly confusing to be ho eat. The play area is great for the...More

Thank gem W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called into Heartlands while holidaying in Cornwall with family of young children (4&5).... On initial arrival/impression we didn’t expect to stay long due to the size of venue, but we found ourselves occupied for 4hrs, spending time in the adventure play area with different elements...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We had a great time outstanding adventure playground. Great events for kids we took part in the Nerf session and the creepy crawly trail both excellent great value for money and staff very welcoming The cafe is also great we had a veg burger and...More

Thank jet0804
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

The visitor centre is very well maintained and modern, with lots to learn about the local mining. Adventure playground was great fun for my kids with plenty to do, and the cafe served a wonderful afternoon tea where everything was homemade and delicious. The gardens...More

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Spent a morning here with children aged 4 and 1. Got here at early 9:30am, fortunately the playground was open (website says opens at 10am). The kids loved it. Good service at the cafe that was formerly a workshop. Used parking ticket to get £3...More

Thank Josephine T
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

This was a really nice surprise. I'll be recommending it as the new Eden Project since everyone is bored of that. We are not the kind of people who would normally go to something called a 'mining museum' and we only stopped by chance for...More

1  Thank tom55tom55
Reviewed 16 July 2018

To be fair it was a damp and dreary day when we visited. The gardens are great, the cafe was very good indeed and the old buildings and shaft head were very interesting. However virtually all the shops were closed and the place didn't seem...More

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4 June 2018|
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Response from davidabethell | Reviewed this property |
It's a great place to take your dog lots of garden and grasses areas with the necessary poo bins. Not sure about the museum access
17 April 2015|
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Response from Heartlands C | Property representative |
Hi There, there is a parking charge after 5.30 but as Margaret has mentioned you can now fully redeem your parking charge.