From April 2013 King Edward Mine will be launching a new range of education workshops for schools, built around Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths principles that underpin the mining industry.


Of course, the fascinating history of Cornish mining society will also be evident in visits to the site, but this history is a mirror of advancing scientific knowledge and technical understanding over the last couple of centuries.


Visiting pupils will be weighing & measuring, estimating and calculating, investigating and analysing, designing and building, thinking and doing. All the workshops will include an element of challenge – students will not merely be passively ‘looking and listening’.

The list of workshop topics available include:



Maths Challenge (KS1 & KS2 options)

Buggy Building (based on underground trains/trams)

Construction Challenge (based on the design of traditional mine headgear)

Surveying Challenge (measuring and drawing a plan of the site in the original survey hut, using the original survey drawing tables!)

Engineering Challenge (design and make a machine that can move something  from one place to another using pulleys, wheels and launders)


All workshops have been designed by Lesley Allen, an experienced teacher with a background in science and technology, who has taken into account the requirements of a changing curriculum.

If you have any ideas for STEM workshops you would like to see or queries regarding the above options please contact her through the King Edward Mine website.

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.


Out of School Science Education - see News&Events

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