Levant Mine and Beam Engine - National Trust

Levant Mine and Beam Engine - National Trust
Trewellard Pendeen
near St Just
Cornwall
TR19 7SX
England

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/levant-mine

E-mail

levant@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

01736 786156

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Part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining World Heritage Site, this is the only Cornish beam engine anywhere in the world that is still in steam on its original mine site. The famous Levant engine is housed in a small engine house perched on the edge of the cliffs.

Restored after 60 idle years by a group of volunteers known as the 'Greasy Gang', it is a thrilling experience for young and old alike to see this old engine in action, with its evocative sounds and smells.

Venue Type:

Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

Please see website for latest information

Admission charges

Please see website for latest information

Discounts

  • National Trust

Collection details

Industry

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Easter eggs

Cadbury Easter Egg Trails

  • 18 April 2014 10:30am-4:30pm *on now
  • 20 — 21 April 2014 10:30am-4:30pm

Follow our new "History Detectives" trail around Levant to find out about the lives and work of girls and boys at the mine 150 years ago. Discover what it was like to be a bal-maiden, breaking and sorting the ores, or an engine boy, learning to maintain and drive the great steam engines. Please look at weather forecasts and come prepared for all weathers! Please meet at reception.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£2.00 per trail. Anthony Power, 01736 786156, Levant@nationaltrust.org.uk.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/levant-mine/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of astronomers

The Night Shift at Geevor and Levant Mines

  • 16 May 2014 7:30-10pm

Explore a little known aspect of the historic Cornish mining industry and and experience the dramatic West Cornwall coastline at twilight by joining these special evening tours. Part of the "Museums at Night" festival.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Booking essential. Gates open: 7pm. Last admission time: 7.45pm. Adult £8.00, Concession £6.00.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/levant-mine/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Miners

Close to the Edge - An Adventurer's Story

  • 13 August 2014 6:30-10pm

Stunning scenery, tall tales, and an engine steaming by candle-light. Follow in the footsteps of generations of mining men and discover the secrets of Cornwall's wild mining coast and two of its champion mines, Levant and Botallack.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Booking advisable. Gates open: 18:00. Last admission time: 18:30. Adult £6.50, Child £4.00: aged 5-17 years, Family £18.00.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/levant-mine/things-to-see-and-do/events/

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