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King Edward Mine Museum

Camborne TR14 9DP, England
+44 1209 614681
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An interesting museum

What a find. Very interesting museum on the mining in Cornwall. Informative volunteers take you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tinaTruroCornwall
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truro cornwall
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Well worth the visit

We went here intending to have coffee and cake at The Croust cafe and a just pop in to see the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maykay39
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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Camborne TR14 9DP, England
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+44 1209 614681
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a find. Very interesting museum on the mining in Cornwall. Informative volunteers take you around and could not have been more helpful. We explained we were short of time as we had to pick a child up from playgroup and they adapted the tour...More

Thank tinaTruroCornwall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here intending to have coffee and cake at The Croust cafe and a just pop in to see the Museum. However we were still there three hours later! This is a example of what an industrial heritage museum should be. We went on...More

Thank Maykay39
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To understand how different Cornwall was only 150 years ago visiting places like this is a must. Volunteers with heart and enthusiasm as well as skill and determination have brought this Mine area to life. Well done all

Thank BarbNabb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I revisited the mine this year since all the building work has finished and I was most disappointed. Two years ago the atmosphere was really buzzing but is now completely flat. The staff are still helpful, but seem to have lost their enthusiasm. The new...More

1  Thank steve p
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 11 July 2017

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 24 June 2017 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 26 June 2017

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
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janebostock
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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
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