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Poldark Mine, Cornwall


  • Located in Helston, Cornwall, South West England, England
  • Poldark Mine is within the Wendron Mining District. The Wendron Mining District is part of the UNESCO Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site. Poldark Mine is, therefore, an internationally important heritage mining site. It's also a superb visitor attraction. The mine tour in particular is a special experience
  • Poldark Mine is located near Helston in South Cornwall. We've positioned the mine on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. There's plenty of parking. Information boards line the entrance. From there, you enter a large area flanked by museums. The stories of the mine, its people and the wider mining industry are fascinating. There are shops, a restaurant, play areas and a place where kids and adults can sift sand for precious stones! The Poldark Cornish Beam Pumping Engine 'has the distinction of being the very last Cornish Beam Engine to have worked commercially in Cornwall'. (Source: information board on site)
  • In our opinion, the highlight of a visit to Poldark Mine is the mine tour. Having experienced a large number of mine tours across the UK, this is up there with the best of them. Look out for the UK's only working underground post box. If it has been raining, we'd suggest you wear a rain coat on the tour. Also ensure that you're wearing good shoes. Some of the passages are very narrow. Puddles collect on the floor. You also move up and down metal steps. Hard hats are provided. When we visited with young kids, there was a talk beforehand. You learn about the mine, its ore and the processes used to extract its metal
  • Other mines within the UNESCO Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site we'd recommend visiting include:
  • Levant Mine and Beam Engine
  • Botallack Mine The Crowns Engine Houses which is part of Botallack Mine
  • Geevor Tin Mine
  • By James Penman

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