Poldark Mine is situated within the Wendron Mining District of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.
The Cornish Heritage Collection was started by the late Peter Brigham Young in 1963 and first opened its doors to the public on June 1st 1970. It was one of the very first Industrial Heritage Museums and today is the interpretation centre for the Wendron Mining District which once had over 640 mines & tin streaming operations with some 9000 people and workers at its peak.
Discover some of Cornwall’s mining heritage by exploring the open air museum and going on an atmospheric tour into the mine.
The mine has been seen by many millions of people all over the world due to the BBC Poldark Drama that was filmed here twice during the 1970s. The BBC series of Poldark used underground sequences filmed here during 2014 and some of our mine artefacts including our two bells were used as props.
Poldark Mine is the only complete tin mine in Cornwall open for underground guided tours, so this really is a unique experience. There’s also a tea room selling drinks, snacks, sandwiches, quiches and salads.
Phone: 01326 573 173
Address: Poldark Mine