Trevithick Tuesdays at East Pool Mine!

East Pool Mine will continue to hold their hugely popular Trevithick Tuesday events throughout the summer.

The dates will be as follows;

  • Tuesday 31st July
  • Tuesday 7th August
  • Tuesday 14th August
  • Tuesday 21st August
  • Tuesday 28th August

The day is an excellent tribute to one of Cornwall’s greatest inventors and mining engineers; Richard Trevithick. The man who invented the high pressured steam engine would no doubt be pleased to see the next generation of inventors being inspired.

Trevithick Tuesdays will be a family day of science and craft based activities, learn about the giant steam engines, have a go at making a goose feather fuse, giant bubbles, electro-magnets and the very popular ‘Great Egg Drop Challenge’.

New for 2018 are the social history activities Rag Rug Making and make your own Croust Bag on a vintage sewing machine just like the women of the 19th Century.

For children and adults alike they will be absolutely unique days out with so much to learn and do.

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This activity includes the following locations:

  1. East Pool Mine

1. East Pool Mine (Trevithick Tuesdays at East Pool Mine!)

Beam engines and engine houses as they would have been

At the very heart of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site sit two great beam engines, originally powered by high-pressure steam boilers introduced by local hero Richard Trevithick. Preserved in their towering engine houses, they are a reminder of Cornwall's days as a world-famous centre of industry, engineering and innovation. The pumping engine is one of the largest surviving Cornish beam engines in the world, and the restored winding engine can be seen in action daily. With all new displays and a family trail, it’s a great place to discover the whole dramatic story of Cornish mining.

East Pool Mine operates a Gift Aid admission fee. 

Planning your visit


East Pool Mine
Illogan Highway

TR15 3ED


01209 315027


Opening times

Opening times

17 March - 27 October 2018

November 2018 - March 2019, by appointment only

Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10.30am – 5.00pm

Michell’s Engine House opens 12.00pm – 4.00pm

Closed Sunday and Monday except for Bank Holiday Sundays and Mondays

Entry prices

With Gift Aid:

Adult: £9.00

Child: £4.50

Family: £22.30

Family (one adult): £13.40


Adult: £8.10

Child: £4.05

Family: £20.25

Family (one adult): £12.15

Group adult: £7.60

Group child: £3.80