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Levant Mine and Beam Engine

Trewellard, Pendeen TR19 7SX, England
+44 1736 786156
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Guided tour a must check times

We too were lucky enough to join the 11 am tour with Richard. You'd miss so much if you didn't... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
SevernBites
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Slimbridge, United Kingdom
Without fail you should have the guided tour with Richard

The mine is interesting indeed , however I believe only a small amount of the entire understanding... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DuncanH68
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Fraddon, United Kingdom
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Opened in 1820 and closed in 1930, Levant is one of Cornwall's most famous coastal mines where a good part of the mining operations took place far beneath the seabed.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Trewellard, Pendeen TR19 7SX, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We too were lucky enough to join the 11 am tour with Richard. You'd miss so much if you didn't taken the tour which I think are run every 2 hours. We descended underground to further understand how the miners would get down 1600 feet....More

Thank SevernBites
Reviewed 1 week ago

The mine is interesting indeed , however I believe only a small amount of the entire understanding can be gained by just walking around on your own. We had a tour with Richard who was , to be blunt brilliant! His insite , energy made...More

Thank DuncanH68
Reviewed 1 week ago

Luckily enough we arrived at 11 am just as the tour started & I would say a tour is a must or you will wiz around in 45 minutes. Also on the tour they open up parts of the mine that are not open to...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit on a bleak and raining afternoon was very enjoyable, and even with the weather conditions, the sea views and landscape were beautiful. Our very knowledgeable guide and geologist (Vince) took our small group through the history of Levant and the Tin Coast with...More

Thank Brandon E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on a Poldark inspired self guided tour. This mine was one of our stops. The views were exhilarating, but the best part was the tour. Our tour guide was very informative and clearly loves his topic. The mine's beam engine was the last...More

Thank Patty E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Following the Poldark trail around Cornwall and this was one of the stops.... You need to arrive in time for a tour as there is a working wheel...Last tour today was 15.30... Alot of history here.. Had dress up cloths for the kids was able...More

Thank tickers24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only went as we had seen the beam engine on Poldark. So glad we did and got to see it working. Our guide Richard was a pleasure to listen to, so informative, as was the gentleman on the engine. We was so surprised at...More

2  Thank DonnaHull_UK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The visitor area is interesting and tells the history of the mining at Levant but this cannot compare to the awe of exploring the ruins of the mine workings and watching sharks and dolphins off the coast. Even in heavy mist the mine workings are...More

1  Thank Rhiannon W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This former Cornish copper and tin mine was well worth a visit. I must admit I wasn't keen and had to be persuaded to visit here, but we took the guided tour around the mine buildings and, to be honest, I expected to be quite...More

Thank Sylvia W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't go to Levant Mine for the views, but to learn about copper and tin mining in the previous century and before. A lot of info is available on site, e.g. video presentation. For the more technical interested persons: a working and original beam engine...More

Thank ChrisDessein
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Crataegus
My Great Grandfather and Grandfather were tin miners born in Illogan.Are there lists of miners saying which mines they worked in? There names were Henry Burrell and William Henry Burrell. I am Judith Kenworthy nee Burrell
17 February 2017|
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