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Unique steam-powered Cornish beam engine in action

Part of Cornwall and West Devon Mining World Heritage Site, this is the only Cornish beam engine anywhere in the world that is still in steam on its original mine site.

The famous Levant engine is housed in a small engine house perched on the edge of the cliffs.

Restored after 60 idle years by a group of volunteers known as the 'Greasy Gang', it is a thrilling experience for young and old alike to see this old engine in action, with its evocative sounds and smells.

The real Poldark

Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark and Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza Carne

Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark and Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza Carne

We've put together the top ten need -to-know facts about how West Cornwall links to the new series of Poldark. Levant features heavily in our list. Why not visit the mine sites used in the filming of Poldark and uncover some of the real Cornish mining stories?

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Help bring Levant Mine to life

A member of the â¿¿Greasy Gangâ¿¿ volunteers who restored the Beam engine

Looking for a new challenge this spring? Why not join our team of volunteers at Levant Mine. We've lots of different opportunities and you'll be helping bring Levant Mine to life for our visitors. Give us a call on 01736 786156 if you're interested.

Walks around Levant

We've put together a variety of walks around Levant across the coast and countryside. Come and explore the nooks and crannies around the abandoned mine workings.