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“Very well presented mining heritage”

King Edward Mine Museum
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Camborne
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 are of National importance. The site is part of the World Heritage Area of Cornwall. The Museum is open during the summer - see website for opening times.
Reviewed 4 July 2014

King Edward Mine Museum is run by a dedicated group of volunteers and they do a fantastic job or showing off some of Cornwall's rich mining heritage. I thoroughly recommend anyone with an interest in mining to visit. Spend as long as you can and chat to the volunteers as well as 'just' looking at the displays / info.

3  Thank RogerGos
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KEMCamborne, Volunteer at King Edward Mine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2014

Many thanks for your review, Roger. We glad you had an excellent visit to our museum. Reviews like this help all the volunteers appreciate that they are doing a good job. From the Volunteers.

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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Friendly, welcomes families, good value for money, heaps of culture and history. Lots under cover. Great trip out for all ages.

3  Thank debmac34
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Its bloody brilliant!Really atmospheric and genuine mining museum.Genuine enthusiast run- not a corporate lash-up like some nearby wannabe's.

2  Thank Cambornemaid2014
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

If you're interested in how minerals are extracted from the mined ore then this is the place for you! The restored mill is full of interesting equipment and the guides are brilliant, on hand to explain everything to you, although the signs on the equipment are also very good.

2  Thank dreamingofpalmtrees
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

This was formerly a training mine for the local School of Mines. Since the late 1980s a group of people have been restoring the mineral processing mill to something approaching its former glory. Some of the machinery here you will not find anywhere else in the UK which makes this a unique and atmospheric experience. To wander around the mill with the machinery working is to almost transport you back to its heyday. The guide was very knowledgable and answered all our questions explaining how all the processes worked step by step. Well worth a visit.

2  Thank Sharon M
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