Panorama of a Cornish Mine

Poldark Mine - Cornish Mining World Heritage

Overview

This world heritage site offers a fascinating look into the underground world of mining.  The beautiful rural setting belies its industrial past.

Visit the Heritage Centre website

What makes it special

  • Experience the life of a miner by going deep underground
  • Learn about the Heritage of Cornish Mining

Opening Times

May to Sept - 10:00 to 15:00 (last tour, takes 90 minutes)
(Tuesday to Saturday)

Oct  - 10:00 to 14:00 (last tour, takes 90 minutes)
(Wednesday to Saturday)

Nov - 10:00 to 13:00 (last tour, takes 90 minutes)
(just Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd)

Hostels nearby

Poldark Mine - Cornish Mining World Heritage

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Map references

OS Map: 203

OS Grid Ref: SW683315

Lat/Lng: 50.138583, -5.243464

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

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