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One of the last mines

You'll gind the main part of this mine at the back of Morrison's car park. You go on a guided tour... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Karen W
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Hidden gem

Not easy to spot but this is on two sites, interesting view on beam engines, nice shop but for me... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Redruth TR15 3ED, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You'll gind the main part of this mine at the back of Morrison's car park. You go on a guided tour of the site which is so interesting. See the engine beam and the double lift that took men up and down. Walk and look...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not easy to spot but this is on two sites, interesting view on beam engines, nice shop but for me the height of the buildings and steps were a bit much, but if you don't have vertigo enjoy!

Thank Travelinman999
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Excellent place to visit lovely staff and so interesting super film to watch before you start and my husband had a brilliant chap with the gentleman in the engine house

Thank _schubertcarol70
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

It calls itself a mine which is quite misleading. It's the remnants of an old mine but there is no mine experience which would have given it 5 stars. There was lots of information and the children enjoyed the dressing up. However the front desk...More

Thank Ilbe_anders
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Do stop if you are around Redruth: very interesting National Trust site on Cornwall mining past: engine rooms, how tin and copper were extracted... plus there are guides on site extremely knowledgeable and willing to explain and show you around, the guides are truly amazing...More

1  Thank Alessandra M
Reviewed 26 August 2018

This is a dual site split by a supermarket. Both parts are impressive in their sheer size showing the scale of mining in the area. Each site has its own character and good explanation exhibits. If you are able it is well worth climbing the...More

Thank Alan J
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

The engine house is amazing. Very informative and friendly staff. Earl explained all about the mine and its history. Very enjoyable visit across two sites.

Thank Samie0703
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

I pass this attraction often and used to visit regularly when still teaching but had not been for years! The homework summer project for 6 year old grandson was the perfect opportunity so with two adults and the two boys, the other aged 3, we...More

1  Thank Trewirgies
Reviewed 1 August 2018

I visited with my 2 children (aged 9 and 13), and we expected to have a little look round and not be here long. We left after 3 and a half hours! We visited on 'Trevithick Tuesday' and in the boiler room were loads of...More

1  Thank Sharon W
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Now owned by National Trust. Interesting interactive exhibit. Volunteers were friendly and knowledgeable. Lots of youngsters there engaging in and enjoying the quiz sheets. Fabulous working exhibit.

1  Thank karentravels2017
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