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Notice: We’re sorry to say that Michell’s Engine is not working at the moment as a rather crucial part of the engine has snapped in two (the drive shaft). We have industrial conservators onsite in April to fix this problem and hope you will bear with us until we can get this historic machinery once again up and running. Thank you.

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.

Volunteer with us

A volunteer at East Pool Mine

If you're a sociable and enthusiastic person who enjoys meeting new people and learning new things, then we want to hear from you. Whether you'd like to meet and greet at our visitor reception, lead a tour or work behind the scenes, there are lots of volunteering opportunities at East Pool Mine.

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