Levant Mine and Beam Engine - National Trust

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






01736 786156

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A view of Michell's engine house at Levant Mine, where a Cornish beam engine (restored and driven once more by steam) powered the extraction of tin

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

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Girl carrying wood

Create Some Wild Art

  • 20 August 2014 11:30am-4pm *on now

A workshop, led by a local artist, to help you and your children unlock that inner creativity and fashion a piece of wild art from the natural and man-made materials in the landscape.

Two sessions run each day: 11:30 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 16:00.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Normal admission charges apply. Adult: £6.60, Child: £3.30.