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King Edward Mine Museum

Camborne TR14 9DP, England
+44 1209 614681
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beautiful place to visit

we had a lovely time here today wondering about the site and the shop we didn't do the tour as we... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pasta M
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
Nice place

Lovely place to spend an hour or so wandering round. Nice cafe and small spa gift shop too. You... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Christine-Andy
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Camborne TR14 9DP, England
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Reviewed yesterday

we had a lovely time here today wondering about the site and the shop we didn't do the tour as we felt £8 was a bit to expensive, we did whoever have a very good tea and cake in the croust house the servers were...More

Thank Pasta M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely place to spend an hour or so wandering round. Nice cafe and small spa gift shop too. You could see some of the workings for free but the museum was expensive we thought so we didn't go in that bit.

Thank Christine-Andy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

King Edward Mine has been authentically restored by knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers. For many years it was used by the world-famous Camborne School of Mines, CSM, as their teaching mine (so it had to be authentic!). CSM is now based on the joint Exeter and...More

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The smells, sounds, and sights of this museum with a working mill demonstrating how tin was separated from the ores which surrounded it are unforgettably remarkable. Here you will find the last remaining examples of such equipment - as well as a Newcomen engine noose....More

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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I visited whole my girlfriend was on a meeting nearby and thought this will pass an hour. I was amazed by how interesting the tour of the grounds was- given by a friendly knowledgeable guy. I thought it was over after I'd left the actual...More

3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We arrived with five visitors to the area after some difficulty in finding the museum. (Total 7 adults). There don't seem to be the usual signposts from main roads, despite the fact that the museum is supported by local authorities. The car parking was adequate...More

1  Thank John d
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

A Great find. We had a fabulous visit here today. The volunteers work really hard to ensure that you are looked after from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave! We took our puppy with us and the staff were very welcoming of...More

1  Thank Tracy Rose W
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Great quick lesson in Cornish industrial mining might. Certainly worth a visit great knowledgeable guided tour by the enthusiastic volunteer guides. Great to see the equipment in use and how the ingenuity off forefathers solved the problems presented to them. Certainly worth a visit, it's...More

Thank AATommy
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Excellent site to discover Cornish mining history, very knowledgeable volunteers who talk about and maintain the site

Thank Keith E
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We found out visit to the King Edward Mine Museum very interesting. This mine museum had been used by the Camborne School of Mines until relatively recently for the training of their students. The museum retains an variety of equipment that has been used over...More

Thank Mumathome0120
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janebostock
Is the mine open in December
30 December 2016|
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Response from KEMCamborne | Property representative |
Jane, KEM is closed every winter open May - Sept). Sometimes it is possible to arrange group tours on Sundays in winter when the volunteers are on site. However, this year there is extensive restoration work going on and... More
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