Levant Mine and Beam Engine

The mine beneath the sea

In its dramatic clifftop setting Levant was, for 110 years, ‘the queen of Cornwall’s submarine mines’. Today, the surviving buildings and ruins offer a window on another world where men and women toiled to extract the riches of the earth from beneath the crashing waves.

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Reasons to Visit

  • Watch the 1840 beam engine worked by steam
  • Follow in the miners' footsteps through the tunnel to the man-engine shaft
  • Listen to the tales of Edwardian miners
  • Explore a patchwork of enigmatic ruins
  • Join an expert guide to discover the site's secrets

Planning your visit


Levant Mine & Beam Engine
Levant Road
Nr St Just


TR19 7SX


01736 786156



Opening times

7 Jan to 25 Mar, Fri 11.00-16.00

1 April to 22 May, Wed, Fri, Sun 11.00-17.00

24 May to 30 September, Tue-Fri, Sun 11.00-17.00

5 Oct – 28 Oct, Wed, Fri 11.00-17.00

4 Nov – 16 Dec, 11.00-16.00

Open bank holiday Sundays and Mondays


Gift Aid Admission (standard admission in brackets): Adult £6.80 (£6.10) Child £3.30 (£3) Family £16.80 (£15.20) Family (1 adult) £10.10 (£9.10) Reduced rate when arriving by bicycle or public transport Free to NT members

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