Situated in the heart of the Camborne and Redruth Mining District, part of the UNESCO-inscribed Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, this National Trust property is a must-see attraction for anyone with a passion for industrial heritage and Cornwall’s unique history.
East Pool Mine features two large beam engines, originally powered by high-pressure steam boilers which were famously introduced by Cornish inventor and mining engineer, Richard Trevithick. Visitors can witness one of the largest surviving Cornish beam engines in action at this unique attraction, located in the centre of Pool.
Visitors can get up close and personal with the fascinating exhibitions on display, and get to grips with historical mining processes and the conditions in which Cornish miners would work. Towards the rear of the property there is also a small cinema room which screens film footage created to bring Cornish mining to life and tell more about its story.
Pool itself is well set up for public transport links, and visitors travelling by car can park for free at the Morrison’s car park nearby. Tea and coffee facilities are available at the East Pool Mine visitor reception.
Take a stroll through Cornwall’s vast industrial heritage history and immerse yourself in the story of one of its most fascinating industries – an industry that helped to shape the world we live in today.
For more information on East Pool Mine, visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/east-pool-mine.