King Edward Mine Museum and Mill

We  provide an  insight into Cornwall's long  mining heritage and (amongst the many exhibits) showcase the international history of  Holman rock-drills. We have restored the building to house our original Holman winding machinery (for the headframe above the mineshaft).

We have some of the last equipment of it's kind remaining in the world, so it is our mission to preserve this and also interpret its importance for our visitors.

Californian Stamps at King Edward Mine Californian stamps

However, we are not all about the past, we are running a Saturday science club for children, hosting the international mining games for students from all over the world in 2018, and hosting lectures.  We are open for innovative art projects, have an active archaeology project and manage the ecology of our wild lands (partly named as 'the Wastrels'). 


We have a gem of a specialist bookshop selling Cornish books on a variety of topics, but mostly history.  We have up to 60 volunteers who guide our visitors, and contribute to the preservation and development of this unique site.


The reason why the buildings and their historic contents were preserved is because King Edward Mine was used as a teaching facility for the Camborne School of Mines (CSM) for almost 100 years from 1897 to 1984.

The museum and its artifacts are currently a valuable resource for local schools.

Survey Office at King Edward Mine CSM students in the Survey Office 1899

Enjoy great food

Visit the Croust Hut Cafe on Site

Take part in our  KEM STEM Club


or come any join us as a volunteer

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