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King Edward Mine Museum

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Good local mining history

Here is a collection of mining artefacts and machinery supported by knowledgeable staff. You will... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
briankirby
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Camborne, United Kingdom
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Incredible explanation of Cornish mining, its history and evolution to try and keep up with the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The award winning King Edward Mine Museum which specialises in the mining history of Cornwall. The mine dates from the 19th century and most of the equipment in the mill has been restored to working order.The buildings are all Grade II* listed and...more
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Camborne TR14 9DP, England
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+44 1209 614681
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Here is a collection of mining artefacts and machinery supported by knowledgeable staff. You will have a very interesting hour or two. Seeing and listening to the stamps running was a revelation. How did miners and bal maidens put up with the noise. To cap...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredible explanation of Cornish mining, its history and evolution to try and keep up with the changing times

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

I would highly recommend anyone visiting this mine. The staff are very friendly and we had an amazing tour of the place. Our host was very knowledgeable and it’s just a great family activity to do. Would visit again

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Fantastic attraction. Very knowledgeable staff. Very friendly. Great views. Lovely cafe too. Bit hard to find, but well worth the hunt!More

Date of experience: August 2018
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KEMCamborne, Volunteer at King Edward Mine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. Our volunteers appreciate the feedback as all (including the Chair of the Trustees) give their time freely to this wonderful Grade II* listed mine and museum. If you are ever free, please come and join us! We...More

Reviewed 28 September 2018

We visited today and it is a really amazing museum and an interesting insight into Cornish mining. The guided tour was so informative, lots of interpretation boards, exhibits and working machinery. The volunteers were so friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Lunch at the cafe was very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Very interesting visit. We were given a guided tour which I would recommend but if that isn't something you'd enjoy there is plenty of information through out the site to explain the exhibits etc. We also had lunch in the onsite cafe which I would...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

We attended an event here and went to the Cafe for a quick snack the food was excellent as was the service but the seating was very squashed several people were disturbed during their meal so that we could sit at our table.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Definitely more interesting for adults, my young son was only entertained by the activities laid on for an Open Day, without these he wouldn’t have anything to interest him. The Croust Hut was a lovely restaurant, very busy but quick and tasty.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

Discovered this museum from local boards on mining history. On first arrival were not sure what we had come to, but once we got into shop and met volunteers we realised what afascinating place it was. The museum gives a good overall understanding of history...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank WeymouthCarl
KEMCamborne, Volunteer at King Edward Mine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. Our volunteers appreciate the feedback as all (including the Chair of the Trustees) give their time freely to this wonderful Grade II* listed mine and museum. We have 22 acres of mining landscape to manage, historic buildings,...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018

A very laid out museum with guidance and working machinery. Well posted information about mining in the old days. Interesting mapped outside walk for children. Nice cafe called Croust. Worth a visit.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mike M
KEMCamborne, Volunteer at King Edward Mine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. Our volunteers appreciate the feedback as all (including the Chair of the Trustees) give their time freely to this wonderful Grade II* listed mine and museum. We have 22 acres of mining landscape to manage, historic buildings,...More

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Response from LiamDorcey | Reviewed this property |
I believe the price is £8 per adult.
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janebostock
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Response from Carol R | 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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