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Blue Hills Tin Streams

Blue Hills Wheal Kitty, St Agnes TR5 0YW, England
+44 1872 553341
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Real working mine in Poldark Country

Had a great time visiting the only tin mine still operating in Cornwall. It was extremely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lindsay B
Narooma, Australia

Stumbled into the Blue Hills Tin Stream by accident really, but pleased we did. A small enterprise... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
Roz O
via mobile
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Blue Hills Wheal Kitty, St Agnes TR5 0YW, England
+44 1872 553341
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Lindsay B
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...More

Thank Roz O
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...More

Thank Gary W
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...More

Thank JerseyGirl1981
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...More

Thank frangreener
Reviewed 24 May 2017 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 17 May 2017 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 15 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
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Ruth S
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.