Levant Mine and Beam Engine

Important notice -

After many months of work, our beam engine is steaming once again. Thank Trevithick! However, we're keeping a close eye and may have to shut it down every now and then to check its all running correctly.

High-up on the exposed cliffs of the 'Tin Coast' and part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. At its heart, the restored 1840s beam engine running on steam.

Levant Mine and Beam Engine

Things to see and do 

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Man on tramper at Botallack

Tin Coast trampers 

We have two new trampers available to hire on the Tin Coast, from Botallack and Levant.

Levant Mine and Beam Engine

What's on

Newlyn school of art

Painting Classes with Newlyn School of Art 

Fancy painting in a beautiful coastal or countryside setting whilst learning about some of our conservation work?

Upcoming events

Painting courses with Newlyn School of Art

Wed 30 May 2018
10:00-16:00
Learn how to paint some of the most picturesque locations in West Cornwall with Newlyn School of Art.

Be a Bal Maiden Family Activities

Wed 25 Jul 2018
10:30-17:00
Test your strength as a Bal Maiden.

Bal Maidens on the Tin Coast

Thu 11 Oct 2018
19:00-21:00
Join us for an evening of mining songs and learning about Bal Maidens from historian Lynne Mayers.
Close up of pump

Behind the scenes in the engine house 

Every winter there is a busy programme of maintenance that takes place on Levant's beam engine to get it up and running for the new season. Learn about the conservation work that has been happening already in 2018.

Levant Mine and Beam Engine

History

Levant Mine and Beam Engine

Wildlife

Video

Cornish Choughs

The population of choughs in Cornwall declined towards the end of the 18th century. In the spring of 2002 a major milestone was achieved: a pair of choughs settled in a nest site on National Trust land. In the summer, four chicks were hatched, the first born in Cornwall for over 50 years. This video shows how the National Trust, RSPB, Natural England and tenant farmers work together to protect these special birds.

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Get involved

Tour group at Skip Shaft, Levant

Find your next adventure at Levant 

We're looking for passionate people to join the Levant team. Are you interested in working at this special industrial site for a great cause?

Levant Mine and Beam Engine

Our work

Horses drill barley into a field at Levant

Levant Fields project 

As part of our strategy to restore a healthy, beautiful and natural environment, we've been working hard at Levant Fields to encourage wildlife to thrive there.

Man with drone

Flying drones at our places 

Drones can be flown above our places only if special permission is given. Click here for information about the National Trust's policy on the use of drones.