East Pool Mine

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East Pool Mine, near Redruth, shows Beam engines and engine houses as they would have been.

At the very heart of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site sit two great beam engines, originally powered by high-pressure steam boilers introduced by local hero Richard Trevithick. Preserved in their towering engine houses, they are a reminder of Cornwall's days as a world-famous centre of industry, engineering and innovation. The pumping engine is one of the largest surviving Cornish beam engines in the world, and the restored winding engine can be seen in action daily. With lots of displays and a family trail, it’s a great place to discover the whole dramatic story of Cornish mining.

Reasons to Visit

    * Hands-on exhibits
    * Knowledgeable guides
    * Working Cornish beam engine
    * Fantastic new film
    * Lots to see and do in any weather

 Event Information for East Pool Mine 2018

Monday 7th May (Bank Holiday Monday)  Crafty Candles & Buzzy Bees  Join us in our candle making workshop. Craft your own beeswax candle and make a pompom bee out of yarn to take with you and decorate your home or garden. Learn about the importance of bees in our natural environment. Each participant will receive a small bag of flower seeds to take home and plant to make our area a bee and butterfly friendly environment.  £2.50 each with site admission

Tuesday 29th May. Steam Day. Take a ride behind a scale traction engine and see the Puffing Devil in steam. There will be working steam models on display as well as card model making and dressing up. Refreshments and local cake will be available in our marquee.

Friday 15th June. The Chimney Walk. Ever wondered what the chimneys in the landscape are? Then why not join one of our expert guides on a fascinating walk of the local area, taking in nearby engine houses and industrial buildings. £6.50 admission, includes a pasty for lunch. Please wear appropriate walking shoes and dress for the weather. 

Monday 27th August. Engines & Enginuity’  MG’s and beam engines. What a treat to finish the holidays on. A classic collection of MG’s finest, surrounded by the backdrop of Cornwall’s industrial heritage. Kick back with some tea and cake and celebrate the U.K’s engineering icons.

Saturday 15th September. Heritage Open Day. Take advantage of this national celebration of Heritage by visiting East Pool Mine for FREE. 

Friday 14th September. The Chimney Walk. . Ever wondered what the chimneys in the landscape are? Then why not join one of our expert guides on a fascinating walk of the local area, taking in nearby engine houses and industrial buildings. £6.50 admission, includes a pasty for lunch. Please wear appropriate walking shoes and dress for the weather.

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