We thoroughly enjoyed our day at King Edward mine.
The children were buzzing about the mine for days after telling their friends snippets of the way the tin was mined and myself and my husband learned a lot also. The crafts that were designed to suit the children were well planned the children love their treasure boxes and use their miners hats to dig for treasure's elsewhere. The more interactive for the children the better the panning for gold was a firm favourite.
Please keep us informed of other family days as we would love to come back again.
As the year rolls on we will be developing more and more hands-on activities, as part of the new funding, to introduce around the site and museum. These will include panning for ‘gold’, dressing up to replicate some Victorian pictures, and eventually a complete interactive gallery in a restored building. Watch the website for exciting news about these future developments!
Keep revisiting these pages to download new activity sheets as they are produced. Your first one – a printable cut-and-stick wheelbarrow model is already available here.
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