Levant Mine and Beam Engine

Unique steam-powered Cornish beam engine in action

Levant Mine and Beam Engine

Things to see and do

Levant Mine and Beam Engine

What's on

Upcoming events

Dressing the Copper Ore

Mon 30 May 2016
10:30-16:30
A chance to try breaking rocks using different types of hammers, what treasures will you find? Find out what it was like to work as a balmaid or balboy processing the copper ore.

Bronze Age Smelting

Sun 26 Jun 2016
11:00-17:00
Discover the secrets of our ancestors with master bronze age swordsmith, Neil Burridge

The Trench

Fri 01 Jul 2016
19:30-22:00
An interactive theatrical experience that simulates life in the trenches using an area of 'No Man's Land' landscape at Levant Mine. The Trench will involve the 'enlisted' audience exploring and celebrating the lives of Cornish miners serving in WW1

From mineral to metal

Sun 31 Jul 2016
11:00-11:45
Discover the age-old secret of turning rock into bright, shiny metal and then into fabulous jewellery.

Close to the Edge - an adventurer's story

Wed 17 Aug 2016
18:30-22:00
Stunning scenery, tall tales and an engine steaming by candlelight. Follow in the footsteps of generations of mining men and discover the secrets of Cornwall's wild mining coast and two of its champion mines, Levant and Botallack

Heritage Open Day

Sun 11 Sep 2016
10:30-17:00
Visit Levant free of charge on this day and see the beam engine in steam. Free guided tours from 11.30
Levant Mine and Beam Engine

History

Levant Mine and Beam Engine

Wildlife

Watch out for Choughs nesting in the cliffs

Return of the chough 

Learn more about this rare bird and how the National Trust played a vital role in its natural return to Cornwall.