Educational Opportunities for Schools

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)

See a video of our Californian Stamps and unique Cornish Rag Frames in action. 

For our summer events, see News


Please note we are open on Saturday 24th August (Bank Holiday week-end).

Visit the Croust Hut Cafe

 Croust Hut Cafe is open all year.

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