East Pool Mine - National Trust

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Near Redruth
TR15 3ED

At the very heart of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site sit two great beam engines, originally powered by high-pressure steam boilers introduced by local hero Richard Trevithick. Preserved in their towering engine houses, they are a reminder of Cornwall's days as a world-famous centre of industry, engineering and innovation. East Pool Mine's pumping engine is one of the largest surviving Cornish beam engines in the world, and its restored winding engine can be seen in action daily. Visitors can enjoy a film, displays, models and knowledgeable guides, and discover the whole dramatic story of Cornish mining through a range of family friendly activities.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.


Gift aid admission prices (standard prices in brackets): Adult £7.70 (£7.00), child £3.85 (£3.50), family £19.25 (£17.50), family (1 adult) £11.55 (£10.50). Group rates available.


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Travel directions:

Free parking and the entrance to East Pool Mine are located in Morrisons' car park, Pool.

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Facilities and services

Facilities information:

Free parking at Morrisons' supermarket, baby changing facilities, toilets, tea and coffee available and small seating area.

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