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Poldark Mine & Rural Open Air Museum

1 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • Helston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 0-12
  • Caves and Mines

Attraction Information

Poldark Tin Mine - located in the picturesque Wendron Valley, is one of Cornwall's most important heritage sites, and contains what are believed to be the oldest complete mine workings in Great Britain that are open to the public.

Poldark Mine is one of the few mines where you can see the underground workings, as you are taken deep below the hillside through the labyrinth of caverns and tunnels into the only complete underground Cornish tin mine open to the public. Worked from the Medieval period until 1790s the mine workings at Poldark retain much of their original character.

The mine tour may not be suitable for less abled visitors. There are some low spots and narrow passages, and lots of steps. You will need to wear the hard hat provided, and sensible shoes are a requirement - flip flops and open sandals will not be allowed, trainers and crocs are fine.

Other restrictions apply. The entire Poldark Demesne is a 100% smoke & Dog free Zone due to the wildlife on site and strict mine regulations - matches lighters etc are contraband prohibited items & must be left in your car.

The underground sequences for the BBC 2015 & 1977 Poldark series were filmed here.

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Opening hours

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General Admission
Adults from £18.60
Kids (10-16) from £14.60
Kids (6-10) from £12.40
Young Kids (4-6) from £5.60
Family from £49.60

Travel & Contact Information


Trenear, Wendron, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 0ES, England

Phone number

01326 573 173



Click here to visit Poldark Mine & Rural Open Air Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Poldark Mine & Rural Open Air Museum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

No, Poldark Mine & Rural Open Air Museum is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Poldark Mine & Rural Open Air Museum have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Poldark Mine & Rural Open Air Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.


cost prohibitive for us 1 out of 5 stars

i love local history and we are local to the area, but the cost for a family of three for this tour is clocking at £50 and it is just too costly

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