King Edward Mine Events 2019

We are planning an exciting programme of events for 2019.  Our annual free Open Day on Sunday 28th April and there are nature workshops, and more...

Annual Open Day Sunday 28th April

Our annual Open Day is on Sunday 28th April from 10:00 to 16:00.


You will have a chance to meet and talk with our knowledgeable guides who will be able to interpret Cornish mining for you. We will be demonstrating the historic mining equipment, and will run the unique Californian Stamps so that you can experience the sounds of tin mining 120 years ago.  


There will be musical entertainment throughout the day and we will be inviting children to take part in workshops under the experinced  leadership of our education officer.


We have a large car park and can accommodate wheelchair users. Food will be available from the excellent Croust Hut cafe.  Well behaved dogs are welcome.


Download poster and programme below.

190328 KEM FREE OPEN DAY Programme.pdf
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Great Flat Lode 10k Charity Run Sunday 5th May

Rotary Club of Redruth is hosting the Great Flat Lode Charity Run on 5th May 2019, starting at 11am - for details and application form see below.


However please note that the postcode for King Edward Mine on the application form is incorrect and should be TR14 9HW.

2019 King Edward Mine Great Flat Lode Ap[...]
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Children's Identifying Birds Saturday 11th May

Saturday 11th May 2019

10:30 - 12:30
Come and join us for a walk around our land, observing birds and their habitats. Learn about the needs of various bird groups and how you can help them.  
Count the numbers of birds.
There will be a charge of £3 per child, parents free. Booking essential - through by 9th May.
For poster see below
190414 KEM Birds 11.05.19 v2.pdf
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Fun Dog Show Sunday 12th May

Judging begins at 12:00, only £1 per class.  For further details take a look at the website for the event  or email

The poster is below;

190402 KEM Dog show poster.pdf
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2019 Going Digital - photography Courses  Saturday 18th May

There will be regular photography courses based in the Survey Office, including 'Explore Your Camera - Get off Auto' and 'Introduction to Landscape Photography'. These will be run by Sid Smallman (ARPS CertEd).


For further infomation on the workshops and how to book contact  please see 'Going Digital' , call Sid on 07533059803 or email

STEM Club Saturday May 18th and Saturday June 15th

King Edward Mine's out of school science club for 7 to 11 year olds.

Saturday May 18th - Digging up the Past - investigating fossils
Saturday June 15th - Up, Up and Away - kite workshop

For Further details contact

Kernow Old Vehicle Club Sunday 19th May

See displays of vintage cars, bikes, tractors and stationary engines. Help to raise funds for the Heli Appeal as well as the Museum


For Vehicle Entries please contact KOVC as follows:


Cars—Barry Tiddy 01209 315223

Stationary Engines—Keith Billington 01736 740689

Motor Cycles—David Donald 01872 521056

Tractors—Shaun Bennetts 01736 740587




10:00 until 16:00

Adult Admission £3, Child £1 with under 5’s FREE

For a poster see below;

190412 Car show v four 10.04.19.pdf
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Wild Flowers - Saturday 8th June

Come and join us for a walk around our Nature Trails looking for wildflowers.   Here is an opportunity to learn about their habitats and varieties of flowers that are found to be thriving on an old mine site.

Meet at the Museum, TR14 9HW 10.30am on

Saturday 8th June 2019.

A charge of £3 per child, parents free. Please note

Booking essential, via

before Noon on 6th June

190416 KEM Flowers v1.pdf
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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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