Abandoned Cornish tin mine buildings

Blue Hills Mine

Overview

Wander the site and meet the craftsmen who extract the ore, dress it, smelt it, refine it and make it into fantastic jewellery.

Visit the Blue Hills website

What makes it special

  • See how raw tin ore is turned into jewellery

Opening Times

9th April to 12th October 2019

Tuesday to Saturday - 10:00 to 14:00

Price

Adults - £7.00
Children - £3.00

Hostels nearby

Blue Hills Mine

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Map references

OS Map: 204 (& 203)

OS Grid Ref: SW728515

Lat/Lng: 50.320006, -5.192159

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

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