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Blue Hills Tin Streams

Blue Hills Wheal Kitty, St Agnes TR5 0YW, England
+44 1872 553341
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Facinating insight into Cornish Tin Mining and production

Tucked away just outside St Agnes village on the north Cornwall coast. A really interesting insight... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
PAC6750
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London, United Kingdom
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Short but sweet...

Well, I didn't know much about tin mining/smelting before my visit. But now I know quite a bit. A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mardyfella
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Blue Hills Wheal Kitty, St Agnes TR5 0YW, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Tucked away just outside St Agnes village on the north Cornwall coast. A really interesting insight into the historical mining industry that has left such a mark on this area. No actual mine blue hills is a working example of how the tin was and...More

Thank PAC6750
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well, I didn't know much about tin mining/smelting before my visit. But now I know quite a bit. A small museum but really interesting and informative. The fact that it is a working operation and that we get to see all the different techniques and...More

Thank Mardyfella
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This is not the easiest place to find, it is down a little road just north of St Agnes. They spend the winter getting tin ore from the nearby beach and then it is crushed and smelted into tin on site. You can have a...More

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We visited on a cool day. The staff were very helpful and informative. The exhibits were authentic and interesting - working as we watched. There were good information cards on each exhibit so that it was easy to follow the process of tin streaming. Were...More

Thank Jane D
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Fantastic - really interesting, easy to get round and the kids also enjoyed it. Real insight into the world of tin mining and it's opposite the amazing Trevellis Porth - a better Cornish Beach you will not find ;) That is if you love out...More

Thank SaucyHorse
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Always wanted to see some genuine working tin stamps so when I saw this place on discovery channel years ago I had to visit. Finally got here and it was great. Family run the staff are helpful and the gifts are beautiful. The last tin...More

Thank Trainz2014
Reviewed 11 August 2016

A real discovery of the past Tin production methods in a beautiful secluded location,be prepaired for a narrow steep drive with some interesting sharp turns but well worth a visit. The whole process of tin production is illustrated by a short walk around a path...More

Thank 4martinbrown
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Step back in time at Blue Hills Tin Streams. A short drive off the B3285, it's like entering another world. The road into the valley is very narrow, and very steep. We visited on a glorious sunny day - the scenery was breathtaking. Blue Hills...More

1  Thank Miss_Elspeth
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Nowhere else in Britain, if not the planet, are such remnants of a bye-gone-era so evident. The location is stunning but it's the remoteness of the site that stirs the emotions into thinking that this was the workplace of both men and women some 200...More

Thank Ingleborough1359
Reviewed 9 May 2016

This is only open on specific days so it is worth checking. It can easily be included as part of a circular coastal walk from St Agnes. There is no mine as such but great bits of process equipment and good descriptions of how they...More

1  Thank mjsg01
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Ruth S
What are the opening days and times and what is the best road to take down to Blue Hills?
22 August 2016|
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Response from Ingleborough1359 | Reviewed this property |
Follow the road towards Beacon Farm at St. Agnes. There is a car park on the left, just before the farm, and then an easy walk of about a third of a mile.
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