Cornwall Gold
Cornwall Gold
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Speciality & Gift ShopsSpeciality MuseumsHistoric Sites
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
In the heart of Cornwall's traditional mining landscape you and your family can find the perfect place to treat yourselves. Set in 18 acres of beautiful grounds, we present the UK's biggest jewellery showroom alongside our restaurant, The Cornish Pantry, with a mix of local favourites and traditional Cornish dishes. You can discover Cornwall's only remaining tin streaming mill which we've regenerated to once again extract tin from the land. We then combine our Tolgus Tin with silver and gold to create unique jewellery that will keep our precious Cornish heritage alive for generations. Make wonderful memories of your time in Cornwall with jewellery that represents our proud heritage, unique natural beauty and the Cornish way of life. Enjoy Krazy Golf, try your hand at panning for gold, take home some tasty Cornish produce from Simply Cornish Hampers or get crafty at Bear Works or Create & Paint. Free entry and parking. Dog-friendly and fully accessible.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Susan D
    Truro, United Kingdom8 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Expensive coffee
    We visit the Pantry at Cornwall Gold every week for coffee between shopping at Aldi and then Tesco. This week we had our usual 2 flat whites at £3.30 a cup.Last week it was £2.90 a cup.I know prices have increased but this is exorbitant. We will nor be returning. Sad as we shall miss our weekly laugh and a joke with the lovely Sharon
    Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit to us. We do try to absorb costs wherever possible, however due to rising costs we have had to review our pricing in our Cornish Pantry. We truly hope to see you again soon.
    Written 11 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 July 2023
  • Logfire
    13 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sour customer service
    We visited this venue twice. Today we came to buy more jewellery and have breakfast. The young man serving in the cafe was very helpful but the lady serving the coffee was mean spirited and obstructive. It really marred our experience.
    Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit on this occasion, We truly wish to see you again soon.
    Written 28 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Bethany S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely day out!
    We visit Cornwall Gold every year when we come on holiday so have seen it transform over the years. Visited today and loved the new edition of the museum upon entering! It was informative and nice to find out more about the mining history and process required to separate the metal from the ore! As always the jewellery was stunning and we had excellent service from the moment we started viewing the jewellery to trying and buying the Tolgus tin bracelets. Recommend to anyone looking for unique places to visit and as always it’s great no matter the weather!
    Thankyou for your 5* review! We are extremely proud of our new Tolgus Exhibition which was launched earlier this year, set out over 10,000 sq ft, bringing Cornwall's rich milling history to life. We are so pleased to hear you found the experience both informative and enjoyable. We hope you enjoy wearing your Tolgus bracelet's and we very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
    Written 7 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 August 2023
  • sue hines
    26 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good but slow cafe service
    Went at start of August . Attraction great . Cafe service very very slow . Hence the 3 stars . Question up for 30 mins to get served , ordered jacket potatoes and a soup , which took 20 minutes to arrive !!!! . Menus were near the till , which you could not see until you were upon them due to the que . At the start of the que we’re paper and pencils for child to use !!!!! . Consequently even before spending 30 minutes queuing, we had to wait for a table to become available, as families sat on them with their children just colouring ( do not blame them ) . When the food eventually came out it was very nice . Signage to say wait the wait was , would have been helpful, as the you could make an informed choice ad wether to eat there or not
    Thank you for your honest feedback on your recent visit. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and your meal. We pride ourselves on offering the highest quality of food and all our orders are cooked fresh, unfortunately this can sometimes cause a wait time especially during the peak season We will be sure to feed your comments back to the team and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
    Written 7 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 August 2023
  • k4teb1
    Stafford, United Kingdom51 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of missing activities
    Unfortunately a lot of things that were advertised were not there, like the crazy golf. If it was, then it wasn't well signposted, but I have a feeling parts of it were being refurbished but it wasn't stated anywhere. It was also very expensive. We had an ok hour there and an expensive cuppa and cake but we couldn't have stayed any longer.
    Thank you for your feedback. As a family run business of over 34 years we always strive to provide an enjoyable experience for our customers. We do hope you enjoyed the new Tolgus Exhibition, launched this year which is set out over 10,000 sq ft, bringing Cornwall’s rich Tin milling history to life in the new interactive exhibition area. We have a number of onsite activities available, Gold panning is free of charge and is open daily 10.00am- 3.30pm for all to enjoy along with Create and paint pottery and The Bear works. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
    Written 21 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 August 2023
  • MJBNorton
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely little find
    We went for a visit today after a random find online, I have to say it was fab. The good in the cafe is delicious (lunch and cream tea was had!) We had a wander round the jewellery, build a bear, the pottery, the mill and the gold panning. It’s hard to believe that it’s free to get in so you could have a fairly cheap outing there. We all loved it and will definitely return again!
    Thank you for your 5* review and your wonderful feedback! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your recent visit and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
    Written 21 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 August 2023
  • Parksfamily2014
    Guildford, United Kingdom122 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gem of a discovery , fun and free !
    We were sceptical at the “ free admission “ here (an unusual offering for Cornwall!) and assumed it would be shops plus small attraction. How wrong we were ! A fascinating display on the site of an old tin mill , with still working stamps, old newspaper cuttings and photos, chance to see artisans at work. For youngsters - free “ gold panning”; dressing up clothes to try on, and space to explore. There is also an optional pottery painting and build a bear workshop on site ( obviously with charges) but these are not set up to prompt pester power and are subtly located aside from main entrance. Lovely adjacent cafe, reasonable prices and tasty treats. Whole attraction is dog friendly. Definitely worth a visit.
    Thank you for such a wonderful review! We are extremely proud of our heritage and love to showcase the rich milling history here on site. Tolgus Mill is an ongoing restoration project and It is wonderful to hear such positive feedback, we very much look forward to welcoming you again when you are next in the area.
    Written 11 April 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 April 2024
  • Colin M
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to stop for a cream tea.
    Restaurant was excellent but busy. The staff didn't stop with the food orders. Restaurant was beautiful and what a place to have a cream tea, surrounded by Cornish history. Being a proud Scottish gent,, I would gladly say, this is very much like home. Sadly we leave soon. The rest is a museum, which we didn't go to, and the jewellery was nice but pricey. Oh well. Portreath around the corner, so off we went on our travels.
    Thanks for the review and the lovely comments. We completely agree there is something very special about enjoying traditional Cornish food surrounded by such rich Cornish history. It is wonderful to hear how you enjoyed your visit and our team will be thrilled to hear your fantastic comments. We are committed to making beautiful jewellery to suit all budgets, our Tolgus jewellery range contain Cornish tin from our very own mill. We hope on your next visit you take the opportunity to visit the Tolgus Mill exhibition and look forward to welcoming you back when you are next in Cornwall.
    Written 22 April 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 April 2024
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William B
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Brought family down while on holiday to visit and it was very interesting and informative and also they have alot of jewellery of all kinds so I bought a necklace and picked my own oyster from small pond and got put into necklace and was dealt by Joanne who was very helpful
Written 19 October 2023
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Thank you for your 5* review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to us, we very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Written 26 October 2023
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Jacob F
4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
It was quite disappointing to be honest they had said they had redone the whole thing and it was all new but really they had just moved things around from last year when we went and they had gotten rid of the pick a diamond which my kids enjoyed last year very disappointed
Written 26 August 2023
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Thank you for your feedback. Sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy your recent visit to Cornwall Gold. Our new Tolgus Exhibition, launched this year which is set out over 10,000 sq ft, bringing Cornwall’s rich Tin milling history to life in the new interactive exhibition area. We also have a number of onsite activities available, Gold panning is free of charge and is open daily 10.00am- 3.30pm for all to enjoy along with Create and paint pottery and The Bear works. We do hope to welcome you again soon.
Written 30 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MJBNorton
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We went for a visit today after a random find online, I have to say it was fab. The good in the cafe is delicious (lunch and cream tea was had!)
We had a wander round the jewellery, build a bear, the pottery, the mill and the gold panning. It’s hard to believe that it’s free to get in so you could have a fairly cheap outing there.
We all loved it and will definitely return again!
Written 16 August 2023
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Thank you for your 5* review and your wonderful feedback! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your recent visit and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Written 21 August 2023
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k4teb1
Stafford, UK51 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Unfortunately a lot of things that were advertised were not there, like the crazy golf. If it was, then it wasn't well signposted, but I have a feeling parts of it were being refurbished but it wasn't stated anywhere. It was also very expensive. We had an ok hour there and an expensive cuppa and cake but we couldn't have stayed any longer.
Written 14 August 2023
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Thank you for your feedback. As a family run business of over 34 years we always strive to provide an enjoyable experience for our customers. We do hope you enjoyed the new Tolgus Exhibition, launched this year which is set out over 10,000 sq ft, bringing Cornwall’s rich Tin milling history to life in the new interactive exhibition area. We have a number of onsite activities available, Gold panning is free of charge and is open daily 10.00am- 3.30pm for all to enjoy along with Create and paint pottery and The Bear works. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Written 21 August 2023
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sue hines
26 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Went at start of August . Attraction great . Cafe service very very slow . Hence the 3 stars . Question up for 30 mins to get served , ordered jacket potatoes and a soup , which took 20 minutes to arrive !!!! . Menus were near the till , which you could not see until you were upon them due to the que . At the start of the que we’re paper and pencils for child to use !!!!! . Consequently even before spending 30 minutes queuing, we had to wait for a table to become available, as families sat on them with their children just colouring ( do not blame them ) . When the food eventually came out it was very nice . Signage to say wait the wait was , would have been helpful, as the you could make an informed choice ad wether to eat there or not
Written 6 August 2023
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Thank you for your honest feedback on your recent visit. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and your meal. We pride ourselves on offering the highest quality of food and all our orders are cooked fresh, unfortunately this can sometimes cause a wait time especially during the peak season We will be sure to feed your comments back to the team and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Written 7 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Carolyn B
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
What on earth has happened to the lovely friendly atmospheric shop that I used to make a point of visiting every year to buy a momento? It is so gloomy and dark now, almost depressing at first sight. I miss the waterfall wall and the James Bond car certainly added an extra zing to the proceedings. The counters used to be spread about and the lighting was spot on. Yes it is a jewellery shop at the end of the day, but it has lost its sparkle (unintentional pun?). Also the mechandise has been somewhat modified to suit the higher spenders. Nowadays, if you have to ask the price you probably can't afford it. For the first time in over the thirty years that I have been visiting, I came away with nothing, only a lot of regrets at its change. And should this comment warrant a reply, no in advance to any hopes of us visiting again.
Written 4 August 2023
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Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your recent visit to Cornwall Gold, to assure you as a family run business of 34 years we are always striving to provide an enjoyable experience for our customers. This year we have launched our Free new Tolgus Exhibition which is set out over 10,000 sq ft, bringing Cornwall's rich Tin milling history to life in the new interactive exhibition area. Our Jewellery showroom offer many beautiful pieces catered towards a variety of styles and budgets, some of which contain tin from our very own onsite Tin mill. We truly do hope we will see you again soon, with our best wishes.
Written 7 August 2023
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Bethany S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We visit Cornwall Gold every year when we come on holiday so have seen it transform over the years. Visited today and loved the new edition of the museum upon entering! It was informative and nice to find out more about the mining history and process required to separate the metal from the ore! As always the jewellery was stunning and we had excellent service from the moment we started viewing the jewellery to trying and buying the Tolgus tin bracelets. Recommend to anyone looking for unique places to visit and as always it’s great no matter the weather!
Written 1 August 2023
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Thankyou for your 5* review! We are extremely proud of our new Tolgus Exhibition which was launched earlier this year, set out over 10,000 sq ft, bringing Cornwall's rich milling history to life. We are so pleased to hear you found the experience both informative and enjoyable. We hope you enjoy wearing your Tolgus bracelet's and we very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Written 7 August 2023
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Gary S
Northampton, UK72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Stopped in for lunch at the Cornish Pantry, great food at good value compared with some other places nearby, lots of jewelry both gold and silver to buy an interesting pottery area where you can paint your own pottery and pick it up later after its glazed some old gold mining exhibits plus you can pan for your own piece of gold however small.
Written 31 July 2023
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Thank you for your 5* review, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent visit and we very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Written 3 August 2023
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Tina O-R
Basingstoke, UK2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Very disappointed as we wanted to purchase jewellery as souvenirs of our holiday. Found some lovely pieces but there were not enough staff to serve the many people waiting. As this is the first weekend of the school holidays, and an extremely wet day, there should have been more staff available. We left without buying anything in the end!
Written 22 July 2023
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Thank you for your feedback, the rainy weather had made the venue especially busy on the day, we acknowledge your disappointment and ensure every measure is being taken to avoid this being a regular occurrence. unfortunately, it appears we fell short on delivering our normal excellent service on this occasion. Please accept our apologies. Thank you for visiting, we truly hope to see you again soon.
Written 28 July 2023
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Logfire
13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We visited this venue twice. Today we came to buy more jewellery and have breakfast. The young man serving in the cafe was very helpful but the lady serving the coffee was mean spirited and obstructive.
It really marred our experience.
Written 22 July 2023
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Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit on this occasion, We truly wish to see you again soon.
Written 28 July 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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