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Booking your visit to East Pool Mine

The chimney at East Pool Mine at Pool, near Redruth, Cornwall
The chimney at East Pool Mine at Pool, near Redruth, Cornwall | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

East Pool Mine is open for pre-booked tours only and we encourage you to book your visit in advance. In this article you'll find out everything you need to know about arranging your visit.

How to book

East Pool Mine is open from Sundays through to Thursdays for pre-booked tours. The East Pool Mine tour last for approximately an hour and incorporates all of the main site.

On May 27, 28, 29 Michell's Engine House will be open for free pre-booked visits. Enjoy a self led visit where you can immerse yourself in Cornwall's industrial past. Please be aware that visits to Michell's are not part of the East Pool Mine tour and if visiting both you will need to book separate tickets.

  • East Pool Mine is open for pre-booked tours only and we urge you to book your visit in advance.
  • New bookings are released every Thursday, you can book your visit up to two weeks in advance.
  • Bookings can be made up to an hour prior to the start of a tour on the day, where timeslots are available.
  • Entry is free for members, but please bring your membership card with you. Non-members will need to pay in advance.
  • Parking is free.
  • Please book one ticket per person, except for children aged 5 or under as they don't need a ticket.
  • You'll need to choose an arrival time for the day you want to visit. The timeslot that you book is the time that your tour starts.
  • Bookings are for your use only and are not available for resale.
  • We'll send your booking confirmation by email. Please make sure you fill in your correct email address when you book to ensure you receive your confirmation email.

Book your visit

Check availability and book your visit.

Changing your booking

If you set up an account when you made your booking, you will be able to amend the date/time of your booking online up to 24 hours before the date of your visit, or by calling 0344 249 1895

If you are a member and can no longer attend, please let us know by giving us a call on 0344 249 1895

When you arrive

If you’re coming to East Pool Mine by car, free parking is available at the Morrisons car park off Agar Road. (TR153NH). Look for the black National Trust sign at the far end of the car park.

When you arrive at East Pool Mine, please enter through the green pedestrian gate, at the far end of Morrisons car park. A team member will be there to meet you at the visitor entrance area. Please have your ticket ready to show, either on your phone or a printed copy. If you’re a member of the National Trust you’ll also be asked to show your membership card. You will be accompanied throughout your visit.

Please arrive at East Pool Mine within 10 minutes of your timeslot. If you are more than 10 minutes late then entry will be at the discretion of the property team.

View of the large beam of the pumping engine in Taylor's Engine House, East Pool Mine, Cornwall

Book your visit

Please note you need to book tickets to East Pool Mine. You can book for today up to an hour before the start of a tour. Every Thursday time slots will be available for the next 14 days.

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