Facilities & access


  • Comprehensive selection of mining and local history books for sale
  • Spoil yourself with local fudge and chocolate from the Lizard
  • Local rocks, minerals and Cornish tin available from our shop
  • Free parking at Morrisons' superstore, 27 yards from site entrance. Secondary car park (not National Trust) outside Michell's engine house off A3047
  • Suitable for school groups
  • Vending machine serving a range of hot drinks

Family & children

  • Baby-changing facilities
  • Pushchairs and baby back-carriers admitted
  • Children/family activity packs
  • Family trail around the site
  • Interactive educational models for parents and children


  • Mobility parking,10 yards from reception
  • Adapted toilet at Discovery Centre
  • Braille guide
  • Sensory experience
  • Large print guide
  • Induction loop
  • Building - ramped entrance. Audio/visual video with hearing loop. All exhibitions and shop have level access. Lift access to all three floors of Taylor's engine house; stairs within Michells engine house, photographs available of upper floors. Mirrors available from reception to assist visitors looking up inside the EPAL chimney
  • Grounds - loose gravel paths, some steps and cobbles, partly accessible. Map available of an accessible route