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King Edward Mine Museum

King Edward Mine Museum
TR14 9DP
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King Edward Mine Museum and Mill

The exhibits in the museum tell the remarkable story of how this mine has survived almost intact for over 100 years. The visitor is shown how the mine complex developed and then is taken on a guided tour of the mill to see much of the rare equipment in use as it would have been in the early 1900s. Much of the machinery in the mill (where tin ore is processed) is amongst the last of its kind in the world. The museum is also a valuable resource for local schools.

Visit the museum and learn something about the local and social history

Discover out how the mine complex developed

See a film of the mill in action

Take the guided tour through the tin processing plant where machinery can be seen at work

View some of the on-going restoration projects

Stay for a coffee and find out about Cornwall's Mineral Tramways Project

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 Current Restoration Projects

In January 2010, KEM was awarded a major grant by Cornwall Council for the restoration of the winder and compressor houses which were burnt down in a fire in 1957. The grant is part of the funding received by mining attractions with the World Heritage Area.

The new Winder House was opened by Alec Robertson, Leader of Cornwall Council on Monday 16th August 2010.

Work continues on the original Holman winder and the 1870 Harvey compressor. Both are housed in the new building.

In 2011, there is a new exhibition of the history of Holman Bros Ltd Camborne and drilling equipment.

The Survey office was painted by volunteers in October 2010. Work continues to restore the remainder of the site.


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