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King Edward Mine Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
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Wow

Fantastic attraction. Very knowledgeable staff. Very friendly. Great views. Lovely cafe too. Bit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
978lesleyc
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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Amazing Museum

We visited today and it is a really amazing museum and an interesting insight into Cornish... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
angelafaull
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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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...more
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic attraction. Very knowledgeable staff. Very friendly. Great views. Lovely cafe too. Bit hard to find, but well worth the hunt!More

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KEMCamborne, Volunteer at King Edward Mine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. Our volunteers appreciate the feedback as all (including the Chair of the Trustees) give their time freely to this wonderful Grade II* listed mine and museum. If you are ever free, please come and join us! We...More

Reviewed 28 September 2018

We visited today and it is a really amazing museum and an interesting insight into Cornish mining. The guided tour was so informative, lots of interpretation boards, exhibits and working machinery. The volunteers were so friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Lunch at the cafe was very...More

Thank angelafaull
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Very interesting visit. We were given a guided tour which I would recommend but if that isn't something you'd enjoy there is plenty of information through out the site to explain the exhibits etc. We also had lunch in the onsite cafe which I would...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2018

We attended an event here and went to the Cafe for a quick snack the food was excellent as was the service but the seating was very squashed several people were disturbed during their meal so that we could sit at our table.

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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Definitely more interesting for adults, my young son was only entertained by the activities laid on for an Open Day, without these he wouldn’t have anything to interest him. The Croust Hut was a lovely restaurant, very busy but quick and tasty.

Thank Benitsy
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Discovered this museum from local boards on mining history. On first arrival were not sure what we had come to, but once we got into shop and met volunteers we realised what afascinating place it was. The museum gives a good overall understanding of history...More

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KEMCamborne, Volunteer at King Edward Mine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. Our volunteers appreciate the feedback as all (including the Chair of the Trustees) give their time freely to this wonderful Grade II* listed mine and museum. We have 22 acres of mining landscape to manage, historic buildings,...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018

A very laid out museum with guidance and working machinery. Well posted information about mining in the old days. Interesting mapped outside walk for children. Nice cafe called Croust. Worth a visit.More

Thank Mike M
KEMCamborne, Volunteer at King Edward Mine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. Our volunteers appreciate the feedback as all (including the Chair of the Trustees) give their time freely to this wonderful Grade II* listed mine and museum. We have 22 acres of mining landscape to manage, historic buildings,...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018

First rate tour with extremely knowledgeable and most engaging guide, every question encouraged and answered, as much time as necessary to allow the less informed to understand even the most complex processes. All the written information was clear concise and illuminating. (Won't be rushing back...More

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Guide tour with fantastic knowledge guide. Great museum. Dig friendly. Great cafe. A wonderful afternoon and learnt a lot of the history of tin making with working machinery. All made sense. Well worth a visit

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Had a wonderful time at the museum where the local guides bought to life both the mining history of Cornwall and especially the King Edward Mine. If you are visiting this part of Cornwall you should take time to visit it.

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72Sue63
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Response from LiamDorcey | Reviewed this property |
I believe the price is £8 per adult.
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janebostock
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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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