The Tin Coast is the area from around St Just to Pendeen, in West Penwith, the final rocky peninsula of West Cornwall that thrusts into the Atlantic. It has a distinctive character, defined by the relationship between the rugged beauty of the landscape with its rich mineral, maritime and agricultural heritage. Immerse yourself in the story of the Tin Coast, which is told through its landscape, villages, buildings, archives, objects, stories, and events.
The area is a vibrant place, with thriving traditional shops, cafes, and galleries including a brand new art gallery created by Kurt Jackson who is a celebrated local artist and environmentalist. Pubs full of character tell the history of the Tin Coast in St Just, Botallack, Trewellard, Pendeen, and Zennor.
The plen-an-gwary (‘playing place’ in Cornish medieval communities) in St Just is arguably the oldest working theatre in Britain, standing in the heart of the community for over 600 years. The plen-an-gwary is the centre of the annual Lafrowda festival, and home to The Knut live music venue and community space.
Heritage lovers can explore ruined mines, such as The Crown Mine, that create dramatic landscapes, or visit Geevor Tin Mine and find out about recent mining history. In St Just, the Miner’s Chapel programmes live music and theatre in their unique space.