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Levant Mine and Beam Engine

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Fabulous living museum.

Booked the guided tour which gave great insight into this historic mine. Well worth it. Especially... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sarah C
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UK
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An interesting visit made by the guide Nick.

We visited this mine and beam engine on a lovely day. We had an interesting time and learnt a lot... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sheilambutcher
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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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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.
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Trewellard, Pendeen TR19 7SX, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Booked the guided tour which gave great insight into this historic mine. Well worth it. Especially as you get a quick trip underground to see a shaft. Brilliant to spend time mooching around the ruins. Great to be able to wander around and feel like...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited this mine and beam engine on a lovely day. We had an interesting time and learnt a lot about mining and beam engines due to the guide Nick. There is a narrow road to the car park and then lovely views of the...More

Thank Sheilambutcher
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived a lot later than planned after a detour due to the coastal road being shut because of an accident. We thought the mine would still be open as it says they are open until 5pm on the website but before making the journey...More

Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very quiet when we were visiting so we had a wonderful chat with the men who operate the engines here - so many great stories they had. Walking around the site was fascinating. We actually parked over at the Geevor Tin mine (free...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Dave and NT volunteers at Levant. A wonderful morning learning about the mine its history and its importance. Such a different style of mining and area of history to the Geevor museum next door. Dave's huge knowledge and passion for this mine was...More

Thank PZtraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very historic working steam engine being run, loved and cherished by a group of great volunteers. There enthusiasm and passion comes through when you talk to them about or ask a question. So wonderful to have our heritage kept alive in this way.

Thank Onceawaitress
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a National Trust site. So be prepared to pay for parking and entrance to the beam engine. However there is an area of the car park that is privately owned but this is not made clear. If you stay at the exceptionally reasonably...More

Thank JoanCV10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even on a very misty day, there is still lots to see and do at Levant, however you do miss out on the stunning views. The small museum is interesting and quite well laid out, and the beam engine is great. The staff are very...More

Thank BDRedruth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to this place will immerse you in the history of copper and tin mining, geology, with a bit of social history all surrounded by magnificent views (in good weather—possibly fearsome in bad). One can explore on your own, with some interesting models and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came her with my grand children and Steve who was related to one of those on the man engine disaster really captured the feeling of the accident and the tour wasn't that long we enjoyed the underground part as well the engine I felt...More

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Munnit
20 March 2018|
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Response from OldBear | Reviewed this property |
I have not been to Geovor tin mine only Levant! I would say that I thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour at Levant, as it was very informative and delivered in a friendly manner. I suggest you read reviews for both attractions... More
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Munnit
19 March 2018|
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Response from Tony G | Reviewed this property |
If you join a guided tour you will can down the shaft to the “Man Engine Tunnel” where 31 miners lost their lives. It’s also the only place where there’s a beam engine in steam. Well worth a visit.
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Crataegus
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