A Jewel in the Crown of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site...
wood turning shop at poldark mine

Poldark Tin Mine and Gardens, an open air museum in a beautiful rural setting.

Mining Heritage

Cornish Mining World Heritage Site
A very comprehensive web site covering all aspects of Cornish mining heritage.

King Edward Mine
In 1987 a volunteer group was set up with the objective of preserving and reequipping the former Camborne School of Mines mill complex around the surviving Californian stamps battery. With its unique equipment well worth a visit.



East Pool Mine
A National Trust site with two beam engines including the largest engine remaining in the County with the Industrial Heritage Discovery Centre.

Geevor Tin Mine
Described as the largest preserved mining site in the UK with vast areas of buildings. Owned by Cornwall County Council and managed by Pendeen Community Heritage. The site is offers a small underground tour.

Blue Hills
One of the most interesting heritage sites in Cornwall set in attractive surroundings, well worth a visit!

Mineral Tramways Project
Levant Mine The oldest beam engine in the County - worked by steam.

Wheal Martyn
The UK's only china clay museum and visitor attraction set in 26 acres of woodland nestling in the historic Ruddle Valley on the outskirts of St Austell.

Heartlands
The complex will house an innovation and interpretation centre with a permanent exhibition.

Llywernog Silver Lead Mine
'Little Cornwall in the Cambrian Mountains' Llywernog, Ponterwyd, Ceredigion, Wales.

Colectivo Proyecto Arrayanes
The mining, industrial and metallurgical heritage of Linares, Spain which contains a very large Cornish element.

Camborne School of Mines (University of Exeter)
The UK's only remaining mining university.

Trevithick Society The Trevithick Society
The premier society for anyone interested in Cornish Industrial Heritage.

Carn Brea Mining Society
Formed in 1975 with the objective of encouraging the study of all aspects of mining, geology and mineralogy in the South West.

Cornish Miner's Association
An association for all former Cornish miners and mine workers, also a resource for Mining Photographs and Mining Terminology.

Cornish in Mexico
Web site of the Cornish Mexican Cultural Society Chapter Mexico – the fascinating story of the Cornish miners in Mexico and the present day links between our communities.

Cornish in Latin America
A website devoted to the Cornish in Latin America. Cornish migration to South and Central America and the Spanish Caribbean.

National Association of Mining History Organisations (NAMHO)
The national body for mining history in the UK and Ireland. Includes news, meetings, membership and guidelines.

The International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage
The world organisation for industrial heritage, promoting preservation, conservation, investigation, documentation, research and interpretation of our industrial heritage.

Wendron Mining District
Tranquil rural area famed for tin-streaming.

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Address: Poldark Mine, Trenear, Wendron, Helston, Cornwall TR13 0ES UK      Call: 01326 573 173

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