Friday 23rd Mar 2018

Wheal Martyn Industrial Heritage conference   is being held near St Austell for all interested in Cornwall's industrial past.

Monday 26th March Cornwall Schools Mining Games

Teams from local schools will compete in a range of activities inspired by the International competition which follows later in the week. Eight teams of 12-13 year old students will learn about mining heritage in Cornwall, while engaging in a number of hands on events from Hand Steeling to Track Laying.

Thursday 29-Saturday 31st March 2018 40th International Student Mining Games

For more information, see Press Release below and

Press Release 19th March IMG 2018
CSM IMG 18 press release.pdf
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The 40th International Mining Games (IMG) will be hosted at  King Edward Mine, the original home to Camborne School of Mines (CSM) Thursday 29th (Practice day), Friday 30th  (Womens, Co-Ed and Alumni teams) and Saturday 31st March 2018 (Mens teams).

Friday April 8th Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday 29th April King Edward Mine Open Day

Come and see our historic mining equipment in action.   Museum is open free to the public.

llogan-Sparnon Silver Band have agreed to play in the morning and Troon School will be in attendance after lunch.

Saturday Science Club

Calling all young Scientists and Engineers


The ”KEM-STEM Club” is for 7-11 year olds and takes place one Saturday morning a month from 10.00am – 12 noon, continuing until summer 2018.


The KEM-STEM Club is currently full but due to the demand for science activities, we have some KEM-STEM special events.


In October 2017, 21 children and their parents took part in a Torchlit Miners’ Treasure Hunt at KEM. After dark, children donned helmets and headlamps to follow a candle-lit trail around the museum and mill, looking for minerals and artefacts that explain what it was like for miners working in the dark, underground. This was followed by some STEM activities in the Survey Office, and then every child chose their own piece of ‘treasure’ to take home with them! It was a huge success and this is the video we made.


The event is due to be run again on December 9th 2017 and will feature again in our 2018 programme of STEM events. Email Lesley at for more information about our STEM programme.

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12th Aug 2017 King Edward Mine celebrate the opening of the new nature trail

King Edward Mine celebrated the opening of the new nature trail


The King Edward Mine Nature Trail was officially opened on Saturday 12th August, where the new installation was unveiled, marking the start to the new trail for visitors and families to enjoy - see report below

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Cornwall Schools Mining Games  &           40th International Mining Games

Easter 2018 - see News & Events page for details

King Edward Mine Open Day 2018

Sunday 29th April

Gold Dust for Historians

King Edward Mine's specialist bookshop for Cornish mining and  history books.  See Shop for details.

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