Parking at Levant Mine
Levant Mine and Beam Engine is a very special place, it brings to life Cornwall’s industrial past and provides access to the surrounding coastline and landscape which is home to rich mining archaeology. It’s vital that this important place is protected for future generations.
As an independent conservation charity our core purpose is to look after places like Levant Mine for ever and for everyone. We can only do this through the support of our members, volunteers and donors. This is why we continue to work hard to ensure we bring in the income needed to meet this core purpose.
The parking charges for non-members at Levant (National Trust members can park for free) play an important part to help with this. Every penny raised from this car park goes directly back into the upkeep and care of the mine and surrounding coast path and helps us maintain car park facilities and to contribute with on-going conservation projects.
Conservation projects that are happening thanks to your support
Over the last few months we have completed conservation work and repairs to the beam engine and the Engine House. Nearby we have also decontaminated and conserved the remains of the United Boscaswell Mine site at Trease. We are also improving wildlife habitats in the area, especially at Levant fields where arable crops sown specifically with wildlife in mind will make a big difference. We also make safe and protect mine shafts so that people can continue to walk in the surrounding areas. And then there’s the basics, clearing and maintaining paths and tracks, picking up litter, opening the toilets. With more funding coming into the area through car parking we will be able to continue projects like these to make sure the history of this amazing place is never forgotten.
Man engine disaster
Nearly 100 years ago 31 men were killed when the man engine, which assisted miners to descend and ascend to the lower levels of the mine, broke while in use. We know that families of those who lost their lives in the Man Engine disaster still come to pay their respects at Levant. Which is why relatives of the miners will not be charged to park or visit the site of the tragedy. Any family member who wishes to talk to us please get in contact at Levant@nationaltrust.org.uk
We’re committed to caring for Levant for ever and for everyone so that we can continue to look after the site of the man engine disaster, and ensure that anyone who wants to can come and pay their respects to the 31 men who lost their lives.
How much is it to park?
National Trust members, family members of the miners and blue badge holders, free
1 hour- £1
2 hours- £2
All day £3
Outside of these hours, £1.
As we continue to look after Levant and speical places across the Tin Coast and Cornwall, we want to thank everyone who helps us keep these places conserved and support us to ensure they will continue to inspire future generations. Thank you.