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King Edward Mine Museum

Camborne TR14 9DP, England
+44 1209 614681
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A fascinating visit with lots to see.

This was a really interesting visit - as we had never been to a tin mine before. The volunteer... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Leicester, United Kingdom
Interesting Museum and Great Cafe

Visited on a rainy day. Took the guided tour, very interesting. Worth a visit. Cafe on site is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jen T
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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 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.
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  • Average3%
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Camborne TR14 9DP, England
+44 1209 614681
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a really interesting visit - as we had never been to a tin mine before. The volunteer guides were so knowledgeable and helpful. We saw the machinery in action and this was more than we expected. We were at the museum for more...More

Thank Mr-Poisson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a rainy day. Took the guided tour, very interesting. Worth a visit. Cafe on site is definitely worth a visit even if not doing the tour - good food, reasonably priced, good service. There is a shop and small exhibit to look at...More

Thank Jen T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unsure of what to expect. Really knowledgable staff, very friendly. Demonstrations with working machinary as used in the original era of the mines. If visiting make sure you allow enough time. Return visit ticket included as long as re visit is within the same week...More

Thank Roadiadi
KEMCamborne, Volunteer at King Edward Mine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Fab, come again!

Reviewed 5 June 2017

Having never visited the museum before, me and my wife were excited to see what was there. We loved it. We received a friendly and warm welcome when we arrived and this extended throughout the visit. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic and we...More

Thank Matt G
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Arrived on a cold wet Friday (last day of half-term). We weren't sure what to expect and were met by the friendliest, warmest of welcomes. The tour guide was not only knowledgeable on the site and the areas history but clearly loved the area and...More

Thank sliminpoole
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

This place is really atmospheric. The staff really bring it alive with their knowledge and dedication. Some people have said the tour was expensive! I don't call £8 Per adult expensive and it was totally worth it. You are taken round in small groups with...More

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 24 May 2017

we had a lovely time here today wondering about the site and the shop we didn't do the tour as we felt £8 was a bit to expensive, we did whoever have a very good tea and cake in the croust house the servers were...More

Thank Pasta M
KEMCamborne, Volunteer at King Edward Mine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Many thanks for your lovely review. We are sorry that you did not visit our award-winning museum as it was too expensive. It has three wonderful exhibitions and a demonstration of all the working mining machinery. What price would you pay? Regards, King Edward Mine...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to spend an hour or so wandering round. Nice cafe and small spa gift shop too. You could see some of the workings for free but the museum was expensive we thought so we didn't go in that bit.

Thank Christine-Andy
Reviewed 2 May 2017

King Edward Mine has been authentically restored by knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers. For many years it was used by the world-famous Camborne School of Mines, CSM, as their teaching mine (so it had to be authentic!). CSM is now based on the joint Exeter and...More

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The smells, sounds, and sights of this museum with a working mill demonstrating how tin was separated from the ores which surrounded it are unforgettably remarkable. Here you will find the last remaining examples of such equipment - as well as a Newcomen engine noose....More

2  Thank Stephanie F
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29 December 2016|
Response from KEMCamborne | 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