The museum is open for the summer and we have our Annual free Open Day on Sunday 28th April. You will have a chance to meet and talk with our knowledgeable guides who will be able to interpret Cornish mining for you and explore the many buildings with their magnificent working mining machinery. All our buildings are listed by English Heritage as Grade II* meaning that they are of exceptional national importance.
Over our long history, Cornish tin and copper ores from deep underground were brought above ground and processed in our Mill to produce tin concentrate. Initially a working mine, in 1897 King Edward Mine became a centre of teaching for the world famous Camborne School of Mines.
This year, there will be a regular photography courses, and the Great Flat Lode 10k Charity Run will be on 5th May - see News and Events.
Find out how minerals, particularly tin, became important to the prosperity of Cornwall. You will be able to immerse yourself in an unrivalled collection of mining history. A visit to our mine above ground is an opportunity to photograph some beautiful and unique Cornish mining heritage.
Visit the UNESCO Cornish Mining World Heritage landscape where we have two iconic Cornish engine houses. Whilst they are in ruins, we explain how they were part of our working mine.
Our local community at King Edward Mine supports us in our stewardship of their unique place in the World Heritage Mining landscape.
Cornwall is not just famous for mining, it was also the centre for engineering innovation and manufacture. At King Edward Mine, we have a collection of machinery from Holman Bros, including the original working Holman Winder, that was used to raise the ore from the shaft.
Our tours are entirely undercover and an ideal place in wet weather in Cornwall. We are recommended by the good dog guide as we welcome four-legged friends.
King Edward Mine is sponsored by;
New for 2019:
See a video of our Californian Stamps in action.
This unique part of Cornish mining history will be running on Open Day.
As a volunteer, you could help us conserve more of our mining heritage.
We open for the summer on Good Friday 19th April.
Our first Car Boot is on Saturday April 20th
Family Easter Hunt on 21st April
Annual free Open Day on Sunday 28th April
see News and Events
Croust Hut Cafe is open all year.
Out of School Science Education - see News&Events