King Edward Mine Museum

King Edward Mine Museum
Troon
Camborne
Cornwall
TR14 9HW
England

Website

www.kingedwardmine.co.uk

E-mail

info@kingedwardmine.co.uk

Telephone

01209 714681

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Volunteers ready to demonstrate the working machinery in the mill
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The award-winning King Edward Mine Museum specialises in the mining history of Cornwall. It tells the remarkable story of how this mine has survived almost unaltered for over 100 years.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site, Historic house or home, Industrial heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site, Archaeological site

Opening hours

See website for summer opening times.
Closed: October to end April each year

Admission charges

Adults: £5.00
Children: £1.00
Children under 5 are free

Getting there

King Edward Mine Museum is 1½ mile from Camborne Station, Cornwall, TR14 9DP.

For SatNav purposes, the postcode plus any number in the 50-64 range for the number in the street will direct you to the row of cottages opposite the junction with Newton Moor.

The museum can also be reached by taking the Camborne/Pool exit off the A30 and following the brown signs to Troon (National Grid Reference 6645 3890).

Additional info

King Edward Mine Museum is undercover and is a wet weather attraction.

The museum specialises in the mining history of Cornwall, and has many exhibits that illustrate the importance to the local area. The mill contains rare mining machinery from the early 1900s. The 1902 Californian Stamps have been restored to working order. The Round Frame is one of the only left in Cornwall and the mill contains the only known working rag frames. The new winder House contains the original 1898 winder and a 1870 Harvey compressor.

Collection details

Industry, Archaeology

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Mineral Tramway Exhibition

Mineral Tramways Exhibition

  • 1 July 2010 — 31 December 2015 *on now

An exhibition highlighting the history of the Mineral Tramways is on display at King Edward Mine, the oldest complete mine site left in Cornwall. The exhibition is free to visit and gives a fascinating insight in to the rich heritage of the area which boasts the highest concentration of historic mine sites anywhere in the world. Why not combine a visit to King Edward Mine & the exhibition with a walk or ride on the trails. The Great Flat Lode trail passes by the entrance and is a good access point to explore the extended network of trails.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Where

King Edward Mine Museum

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.kingedwardmine.co.uk/mineral-tramways/

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Children using the facilities at King Edward Mine Museum Survey Office

King Edward Mine Museum

At King Edward Mine we have good indoor facilities for school groups in the historically important former Survey Office with its huge draftsmen's tables and stools. There is a well-laid out, yet compact, museum ideal for groups of pupils to do independent work and an expert-led trail through the mill where pupils can observe the turning, winding, shaking and splashing machinery. On wet days it is quite possible to fill every minute with purposeful activity indoors while on clear days the choice is even greater with stunning views along the Great Flat Lode trail with its myriad engine house chimneys.
Lesley Allen, King Edward Mine’s Education Officer, has experience in classroom teaching, mu

Creator

  • Leslie Allen
Guided tour of the mill at King Edward Mine

Guided Tour of King Edward Mine

http://www.kingedwardmine.co.uk/museum-mill/

Each visitor is shown how the mine complex developed and then is taken on a guided tour of the mill to see much of the rare equipment in use as it would have been in the early 1900s. Much of the machinery in the mill (where tin ore is processed) is amongst the last of its kind in the world.

How to obtain

Each Visitor is guided and shown demonstrations of the machinery in the mill.

Getting there

King Edward Mine Museum is 1½ mile from Camborne Station, Cornwall, TR14 9DP.

For SatNav purposes, the postcode plus any number in the 50-64 range for the number in the street will direct you to the row of cottages opposite the junction with Newton Moor.

The museum can also be reached by taking the Camborne/Pool exit off the A30 and following the brown signs to Troon (National Grid Reference 6645 3890).

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