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King Edward Mine Museum

Camborne TR14 9DP, England
+44 1209 614681
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A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon!

Having never visited the museum before, me and my wife were excited to see what was there. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Matt G
Great Wet Day Activity

Arrived on a cold wet Friday (last day of half-term). We weren't sure what to expect and were met... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Poole, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average4%
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Camborne TR14 9DP, England
+44 1209 614681
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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 4 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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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I visited whole my girlfriend was on a meeting nearby and thought this will pass an hour. I was amazed by how interesting the tour of the grounds was- given by a friendly knowledgeable guy. I thought it was over after I'd left the actual...More

3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We arrived with five visitors to the area after some difficulty in finding the museum. (Total 7 adults). There don't seem to be the usual signposts from main roads, despite the fact that the museum is supported by local authorities. The car parking was adequate...More

1  Thank John d
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

A Great find. We had a fabulous visit here today. The volunteers work really hard to ensure that you are looked after from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave! We took our puppy with us and the staff were very welcoming of...More

1  Thank Tracy Rose W
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Is the mine open in December
30 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