Opening times for 6 December 2023
Asset Opening time East Pool Mine Closed Michell's Engine House Closed Taylor's Engine House ClosedBook a visit
East Pool Mine is open two days a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, by pre-booked tour only. You will need to book your visit in advance and can book tickets up to two weeks before your visit. Thank you.MTWTFSS2728293012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Assistance dogs only
Assistance dogs only are welcome as part of a pre-booked tour
Visits to East Pool Mine are through guided tours only. To avoid disappointment please book in advance. If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission
Free parking for East Pool Mine is in Morisson's supermarket car park. Look out for the black National Trust sign at the far end of the carpark
Toilet facilities are available on site
Loose gravel paths, steep steps and uneven ground. Accessible toilet on site. Accessible parking is available by the discovery centre.
Accessible route and/or map
The Compressor House building is accessible via a ramp
An accessible toilet is available on site
Taylor's Engine House has a steep set of Cornish Engine House steps to the entrance. East Pool Mine is an industrial site, with loose gravel paths, steep steps and uneven ground
Parking for anyone with limited mobility is immediately outside our reception building, and accessed via Trevithick Road
Virtual tours are available to access both Taylor's and Michell's Engine houses'. In an experience controlled by you, please look under the 'Things to see and do' section of this website for the link. Alternatively one of our team will be happy to help you access these when you visit
leave A30 at Camborne East or Redruth junctions. Site signposted on A3047, reached through Morrisons' car park
Parking: free parking in Morrisons' superstore (far end).
Redruth 2 miles; Camborne 2 miles
frequent services from Penzance, St Ives and Truro (passing Camborne and Redruth train station)
NCN3, ½ mile
East Pool Mine is open for guided tours and it is recommended that you book your visit in advance. If you're planning a visit to East Pool Mine, read this article to find out everything you need to know.
Taylor's Engine House
Built in the early 1920s, Taylor's houses the 19th-century Cornish beam engine, one of the largest surviving of its kind in the world.
Once the compressor house, now home to an exhibit of mining relics.
Now used as a cinema showcasing footage of Cornish mining, the winder house still contains the giant foundations of the machinery it once housed.
Michell's Engine House
Michell's, built in the 19th century, is home to the last whim engine built in Cornwall. Currently in use with with local community partnerships.
Join a guided tour to explore the surface workings of a tin mine, see one of the largest Cornish beam engines and discover what life was like for the people who worked here.
Experience East Pool Mine's iconic engine houses via an accessible 3D tour. Part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage site, get an in depth view of these places in an experience that is controlled by you. Click on the title to explore Michell's Winding Engine House, including the last whim engine built in Cornwall
Click on the title to virtually explore Taylor's Engine House and see the mighty beam engine through an accessible 3D tour. Experience parts of the engine house not usually available to view, from the rafters to the cataract pit.
A neo-classic style lodge with a homely interior, set on the Trelissick estate.
A former Victorian gate lodge to the Trelissick estate encompassed by countryside walks.
At the very heart of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site sits the great beam engine in Taylor's engine house, originally powered by high-pressure steam boilers introduced by local engineer Richard Trevithick.
Preserved in its towering engine house, as a reminder of Cornwall's days as a world-famous centre of industry, engineering and innovation.
The pumping engine is one of the largest surviving Cornish beam engines in the world.
Pre book a guided tour and discover the story of Cornish mining.
Find out more about the fascinating history of East Pool Mine, near Redruth. Discover the story of how the site developed until the last engine stopped in 1954.