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“Real working mine in Poldark Country”

Blue Hills Tin Streams
Ranked #7 of 17 things to do in St Agnes
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Had a great time visiting the only tin mine still operating in Cornwall. It was extremely interesting, especially the drive there, purchased a pair of wonderful,
cufflinks and a pendant, great value and will be a talking point back home in Australia. The story of these miners, how they mine from the beach and manufacture their own tin products was just what we were hoping for. Ross Poldark may not have been there but you could get the feel of how tough the job was. It was of great interest and made the experience one that I can highly recommend.

Thank Lindsay B
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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Stumbled into the Blue Hills Tin Stream by accident really, but pleased we did. A small enterprise but well worth the visit, we were round it in about an hour, the children 5 and 3 also enjoyed it; particularly the water wheel and magnets in the tin/iron.
The owners were very pleasant and informative and the jewellery is lovely. Thanks for taking the time to show us the teddy bear!

1  Thank Roz O
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Way more interesting than I thought it was going to be, small but very informative, friendly people who were happy to chat and explain their history and hats off to them for finding a way to keep the mine a going concern through some difficult times. The road leading to it is narrow but don't let that put you off, it's honestly alright, and don't forget to buy something made from their very own mined tin (earrings very nice). Give it a visit.

Thank Gary W
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

We visited first thing in the morning and were the only ones there at the time, which made looking around very easy and relaxing. The two staff there were friendly and happy to chat about the tin mining process and give information. We had a nice relaxing walk looking around the equipment both inside and outside and learnt a lot about a process we had no previous knowledge of. Well laid-out information and fascinating information. We spent a lot of money in the shop afterwards on genuine Cornish tin products! Well recommended.

Thank JerseyGirl1981
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

on arriving at the site you are greeted by a stunning view. Park up and go to the start of your tour,you will be met by a very helpful ,guide who will explain everything that you need to know about the little mine,you will be able to ask any questions and they will be answerd! it really is amazing to see the stamps working and the sound of it is only a fraction of erhat it must of been in the large mines dotted around .it is run by a lovely family .,for me it was so nice to see the tin starting off as a stone and to see the process through to the end,the owner smelts the tin at the end and make the most fantastic pieces.just to make your visit better they have their own bees that produce ,wonderful Cornish,organic honey .yummy.after your visit to the mine there are lovely walks ,not for the faint hearted,very steep,but so worth it.go and enjoy .

Thank frangreener
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