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King Edward Mine Museum

Camborne TR14 9DP, England
+44 1209 614681
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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 4 weeks ago
Angela S
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
Interesting and Informative

We spent a very pleasant morning here. We were taken round by two guides at the different stages... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
woodie49
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Brighton, England
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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 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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  • Average5%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Camborne TR14 9DP, England
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+44 1209 614681
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 July 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
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Reviewed 3 July 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
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Reviewed 18 June 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
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Reviewed 18 June 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
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Reviewed 15 June 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
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Reviewed 22 April 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
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Reviewed 9 March 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

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Reviewed 13 January 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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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Very local, for me anyway - tucked away is a cafe called 'The Croust Hut' which we visited after a recommendation. Glad we did, small, friendly, prompt service, dog & child friendly (if that applies). Good coffee, fresh cakes, daily specials & a very good...More

Thank Philip P
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janebostock
29 December 2016|
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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
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