Discover  Cornwall’s mining past

We are closed for the winter but have been working on improving our visitor experience.


This year, there will be a regular photography courses at King Edward Mine, starting  on 2nd April with a 1-2-1 day of bespoke photography tuition - see News and Events.


The museum  re-opens at Easter and we have our Annual free Open Day on Sunday 28th April. You will have a chance to meet and talk with our knowledgeable guides who will be able to interpret Cornish mining for you. Explore the many buildings with their magnificent working mining machinery.   Over our long history, Cornish tin and copper  ore  from deep underground was brought above ground and  processed in our Mill to produce tin concentrate.

Enjoy something unique and  irreplaceable

See our beautifully restored equipment demonstrated  by our knowledgeble guides.

Visit the  the UNESCO Cornish Mining World Heritage  landscape where we have two iconic  Cornish engine houses. Whilst they are in ruins, we explain how they were part of our working mine.

Our volunteers continue to work on the site for the whole year, and you are welcome to join us.  There are indoor and outdoor jobs to be done on our 22 acre mining landscape.


The Chair of the Trustees, Dave Ager, has written about the our sucessful 2018.

An ideal place for wet weather

Our  tours are entirely undercover and ideal for a rainy day in Cornwall.  We are recommended by the good dog guide as we welcome four-legged friends.

King Edward Mine is sponsored by;

KEM privacy policy March 2018.pdf
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Photography Courses 2019

New for 2019 starting April, see News and Events

Volunteering can be very rewarding - all year inside or outside with our ecology projects

Visit the Croust Hut Cafe

 Croust Hut Cafe is open all year

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