Discover where Cornwall’s mining past comes to life

King Edward Mine tells story of  our historic tin mine and Cornwall's mining past.


We are closed for the winter, but have our regular Science/Technology/Engineering/Maths  (STEM) Club running through the spring 2019. We re-open in April for our Annual Open Day.


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.

Experience and 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.

One of the ideal places to visit  in Cornwall

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
Adobe Acrobat document [34.4 KB]

For our Stem Club fans:

Jan 19th - Digging Up the Past (unfortunately cancelled)

Feb 16th - Optical Illusions

March 16th - Engineering


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

Print Print | Sitemap
© 2019 King Edward Mine Museum Registered Charity Number 1149801 KING EDWARD MINE LTD Trustees David Ager (Chair), Lesley Allen, David Burkitt, Maureen Gilbert, Peter Sheppard, Graham Sowell