Saturday 15th April 2017 is the opening of The 'Croust Hut' cafe in the newly restored historic 'Assay House'.
Croust (or Crowst) is a term in west Cornwall for a mid-morning break for a snack (from the Cornish language croust). see the new cafe website www.thecrousthut.co.uk
Sunday 30th April 2017 is King Edward Mine Open Day from 10.00-16.00 in Troon, Cornwall, TR14 9DP.
This years event will be different in that another Exhibition Room, housed in the old boiler house, is to be formally opened by the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall.
This follows a considerable amount of restoration work throughout the site aided by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. As is usual the historic tin processing machinery will be in action.
To mark the re-opening, a piece of music has been specially commissioned and will be heard for the first time.
There will be activities for children, static machinery on display and food will be available from the new cafe housed in the Assay Offices.
2015: Royal Opening of Rural Workshops
The official opening of the new work units at King Edward Mine took place on Thursday 17th Sept 2015.
2014: KEM was awarded £1,121,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)
To refurbish the derelict Assay Office as a new cafe and 'community hub' and the Boiler House as a new exhibition space.
2013: Major EDRF Grant Funding for King Edward Mine
To bring back into economic use the Count House and Carpenter's Shop complex. Using local building techniques and materials, the two buildings will be refurbished to create nine workspace units.