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. 

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Reasons to Visit

  • Hands-on exhibits
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Working Cornish beam engine
  • Fantastic new film
  • Lots to see and do in any weather

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


Travel guide

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