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Impressive Cornish beam engines and industrial heritage discovery centre

At the very heart of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site sit these 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.

Our pumping engine is one of the largest surviving Cornish beam engines in the world, and our restored winding engine can be seen in action daily.

So come and enjoy our film, displays, models and knowledgeable guides, and discover the whole dramatic story of Cornish mining.

World Heritage Site

East Pool Mine is a Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. At these significant places you can find out more about geology, industry and the part Cornwall played in the industrial revolution.

Help bring East Pool Mine to life

Volunteer guides at East Pool Mine

Looking for a new challenge this spring? Why not join our team of volunteers at East Pool Mine. We've lots of different opportunities and you'll be helping bring East Pool Mine to life for our visitors. Give us a call on 01209 210900 if you're interested.

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