Cornwall's free cultural playground


Heartlands is a new FREE visitor attraction and one of the gateway attractions to the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. Nestled just off the A30 in Pool, near Redruth in the former mining heart of Cornwall, there are 19 acres of eclectic fun to explore.

State-of-the-art exhibitions, climb-on sculptures, gardens of epic diversity, a giant adventure playscape for kids, art and craft studios and a funky café in the old carpenter’s workshop.

With swathes of green outdoor space for warm, sunny days and ever-curious indoor space when it’s wet, Heartlands is all-year round, all-weather entertainment for anyone and everyone. Go see, go play, go wow!

Reasons to Visit

  • Adventure playground
  • Art studios and galleries
  • Diaspora gardens
  • Visitor centre & shop
  • Red River Cafe

Planning your visit



Robinson's Shaft
Dudnance Lane, Pool
Redruth, Cornwall

TR15 3QY


01209 722322



Opening times

Heartlands is open every day of the year except Christmas Day. Please check the events section of the Heartlands website for details of any events which may affect access to certain areas of the site.

April – Sept

10.00 – 17.00 every day

Last entry to Exhibitions is at 16:45.

Last orders at the Red River Cafe are at 16.30

Oct – March

10.00 – 16.00 every day

Last entry to Exhibitions is at 15:45.

Last orders at the Red River Cafe are at 15.30


Heartlands and the Red River Cafe will be open during the evening for special events throughout the year. For more information, look at the Heartlands website for details. 







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