Onsite Workshops - Outreach Visits - Loans Boxes – Hands-on Activities
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.
Lesley Allen, King Edward Mine’s Education Officer, has experience in classroom teaching, museum education and geology so is ideally suited to designing and delivering exciting schools’ workshops. There are options for all ages, and if you have a particular interest or project in mind she will work with you to develop something to suit your needs.
We are constantly improving our services – watch this space for new opportunities!
Standard workshops at the mine: charge per pupil: £3.50, accompanying adults free.
(Includes a FREE Family return ticket valid for the rest of the current season for EVERY pupil!)
Loans boxes (coming soon) from £5 pw (if collected in person) plus delivery if required
Outreach visits from £50 per half day or £70 per whole day (depending on distance)
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