Facilities & access


  • East Pool Mine is based on two sites, around 500m apart: The main site East Pool Mine and Taylor's Engine House and the smaller site, Michell's Engine House
  • Free parking is in Morrison's supermarket car park for East Pool Mine and Taylor's Engine House, and outside Michell's Engine House
  • Tea and coffee are available from the visitor reception at East Pool Mine
  • For sale in our small shop, there is a comprehensive selection of mining and local history books, and a range of local mineral, rock and tin samples
  • There is a picnic area for sunny days
  • Dogs on leads are welcome to explore the outside areas

Family & children

  • Baby changing facilities are available
  • There are activities for children and families throughout the mine including a brass rubbings trail and a mine inspector quiz


  • Parking for anyone with limited mobility is immediately outside our reception building, and accessed via Trevithick Road
  • Our reception building is accessible via a ramp, which runs throughout the building
  • Taylor's Engine House has a steep set of Cornish Engine House steps to the entrance, while Michell's Engine House is accessible to the ground floor
  • East Pool Mine is an industrial site, with loose gravel paths, steep steps and uneven ground