Great Flat Load
Drive through one of the most productive mining areas in Cornwall and find out it’s fascinating history. See Cornwall’s last working mine at South Crofty Tin Mine which ended production in 1998.
Just across the road from South Crofty visit Heartlands Cornish Visitor attraction. Set under the shadow of a Cornish Engine House at Robinson’s Shaft, the site covers 19 acres and caters for everybody. Opportunities to learn about Cornwall’s industrial heritage and to shop for gifts demonstrating Cornish crafts.
Botallack and Levant Mine and Beam Engine
Take in the breath-taking views of the iconic engine houses at Botallack where the miners descended hundreds of fathoms beneath the seabed to mine the load of tin and copper miles from the coast.
Close by you can visit the Levant mine site of the 1919 mine disaster when it’s Man Engine collapsed in the mine shaft. This site owned by the National Trust houses a fully working beam engine. This site is not accessible to large coaches.
Why not make it a full day?
Geevor Tin Mine
Visit the largest preserved mining site in the UK. Go underground and experience the atmosphere of an eighteenth century mine. Learn about the history of mining from the many exhibits or relax in the spacious café with it’s spectacular views.