Education at King Edward Mine

Schools

At King Edward Mine Museum we have good indoor facilities for groups in the historically important Survey Office with its huge draftsmen's tables and stools, used by former mining students. There is a well-laid out, yet compact, museum ideal for groups of pupils to work in. Experts lead trails through the mill where pupils can observe the turning, winding, shaking and splashing heritage machinery. On wet days it is quite possible to fill every minute with purposeful activity indoors while on clear days the choice is even greater with stunning views along the Great Flat Lode trail with its myriad engine house chimneys. Workshops cover STEM and humanities topics.

From a school visit 2015  “ I am writing to tell you that I had fun at your wonderful mine. It is a beautiful place and I loved it.”[I enjoyed] "…the bit where you turned on that wheel and shaker table.  Another thing I enjoyed was going on that awesome trail and another thing I enjoyed was the entire thing. The staff were incredibly friendly, lots of stuff to read and look at. I will definitely be back…”
 

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.

Events 2019

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

Visit the Croust Hut Cafe

 Croust Hut Cafe is open all year.

STEM Club

Out of School Science Education - see News&Events

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