Cornwall's Mining Heritage

Some of the most iconic images of Cornwall feature its mining heritage - and of course one of its most famous tales, Poldark, centres around mining. Here are some of the best places to experience that part of our history first-hand:


The largest preserved mine site in the country, Geevor sits on the Atlantic Coast and features the Hard Rock museum, an underground tour and mineral panning. Winner of countless tourism awards, Geevor Tin Mine is a great day out. 

Pendeen TR19 7EW





The only complete tin mine in Cornwall open for underground guided tours, Poldark mine is one of the most historic locations in Cornish Mining History. The mine is on several levels with guided tours by experienced Cornishmen – very atmospheric!

Helston TR13 0ES



On the wild Tin Coast, the famed Crowns engine houses cling to the foot of the cliffs near St Just. Part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site and famous Poldark filming location. The Crowns was a submarine mine, with shafts reaching 570m deep and extending nearly half a mile out to sea. Penzance TR19 7QG