Tolgus Tin Mill
Tolgus Mill (free entry) is Cornwall's last working tin mill. Discover the process of tin streaming and how tin ore is recovered from the stream running through our park before being smelted on-site to create unique Cornish jewellery.
See how rock from local mining waste was pulverised by huge stamping machines, learn about the machinery and explore the ingenuity and human stories behind this last working link to Cornwall’s past.
Tolgus Mill is an ongoing restoration project. The proceeds from our Tolgus jewellery collection along with visitor donations allow us to keep this heritage alive.
We are proud to protect this unique piece of Cornish heritage for future generations.
Free entry, free parking, dog-friendly and fully accessible.
Cornwall's Best Kept Secret
Discover all about the history of Cornish tin milling with untold stories, unique footage, interactive displays and so much more.
Launching in April 2023 is our FREE, new, interactive exhibition set out over 10,000 sq. foot. This is where Cornwall’s rich milling history is brought to life in an exciting way, right in the heart of Cornwall. Entry into Cornwall Gold is free and there is no need to book. However, if you want to plan ahead please do book below.
Learn The History Of Tin
The Tolgus Tin Streaming Mill smashes rock into tiny pieces, removing the tin ore from the stone, and then employs a host of inventions to separate the valuable tin. For generations Tolgus tin was then exported all over the world and now finds its way into our unique Tolgus jewellery.
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