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.
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.
- National Trust
Free parking and the entrance to East Pool Mine are located in Morrisons' car park, Pool.
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Facilities and services
Free parking at Morrisons' supermarket, baby changing facilities, toilets, tea and coffee available and small seating area.
- Engineering sciences
- Science and Nature
- Inventor (science)
- Industrial History
- Industrial Revolution
- engineering (history)
- copper mine
- tin mine
- Heritage listed
- South West
- Contemporary (British History)
- 18th century (1701 - 1800)
- 19th century (1801 - 1900)
- 20th century (1901 - 2000)
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