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Address: Blue Hills Wheal Kitty, St Agnes TR5 0YW, England
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+44 1872 553341
10:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 14:00

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Facinating insight into Cornish Tin Mining and production

Tucked away just outside St Agnes village on the north Cornwall coast. A really interesting insight into the historical mining industry that has left such a mark on this area. No... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tucked away just outside St Agnes village on the north Cornwall coast. A really interesting insight into the historical mining industry that has left such a mark on this area. No actual mine blue hills is a working example of how the tin was and still can be extracted from the rocks. You can also purchase some charming genuine Cornish... More 

Thank PAC6750
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well, I didn't know much about tin mining/smelting before my visit. But now I know quite a bit. A small museum but really interesting and informative. The fact that it is a working operation and that we get to see all the different techniques and processes used to get the tin out adds another dimension. It really connects with history... More 

Thank Mardyfella
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This is not the easiest place to find, it is down a little road just north of St Agnes. They spend the winter getting tin ore from the nearby beach and then it is crushed and smelted into tin on site. You can have a guided tour and see all the old machinery working and explained to you to understand... More 

Thank Matthew S
Sherborne, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We visited on a cool day. The staff were very helpful and informative. The exhibits were authentic and interesting - working as we watched. There were good information cards on each exhibit so that it was easy to follow the process of tin streaming. Were it engineers and have found similar museums hard to follow, but this was wonderfully easy... More 

Thank Jane D
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Fantastic - really interesting, easy to get round and the kids also enjoyed it. Real insight into the world of tin mining and it's opposite the amazing Trevellis Porth - a better Cornish Beach you will not find ;) That is if you love out of the way, unspoilt and peaceful. Blue Hills is a real find is this world... More 

Thank SaucyHorse
Richmond, Yorkshire, UK
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Always wanted to see some genuine working tin stamps so when I saw this place on discovery channel years ago I had to visit. Finally got here and it was great. Family run the staff are helpful and the gifts are beautiful. The last tin producer in Cornwall and well worth a visit.

Thank Trainz2014
Level Contributor
18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

A real discovery of the past Tin production methods in a beautiful secluded location,be prepaired for a narrow steep drive with some interesting sharp turns but well worth a visit. The whole process of tin production is illustrated by a short walk around a path with signage explaining the stages & methodology very well put together concluding in a visit... More 

Thank 4martinbrown
Amersham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Step back in time at Blue Hills Tin Streams. A short drive off the B3285, it's like entering another world. The road into the valley is very narrow, and very steep. We visited on a glorious sunny day - the scenery was breathtaking. Blue Hills Tin nestles in the bottom of the valley. There is ample parking for visitors, and... More 

1 Thank Miss_Elspeth
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Nowhere else in Britain, if not the planet, are such remnants of a bye-gone-era so evident. The location is stunning but it's the remoteness of the site that stirs the emotions into thinking that this was the workplace of both men and women some 200 years ago. It might be a lovely place now but I can imagine it wasn't... More 

Thank Ingleborough1359
Horsham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

This is only open on specific days so it is worth checking. It can easily be included as part of a circular coastal walk from St Agnes. There is no mine as such but great bits of process equipment and good descriptions of how they operate.

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