Starting as a mine site conservation project on the Great Flat Lode in 1987, we opened to the public in 2002. Our charity, run by volunteers provides you with an opportunity to learn about the local hard rock mining history and that of its workers and to see authentic working mineral processing equipment in action. Parts of the visit are guided but you also have the opportunity to explore the site on your own including a nature trail. There is a cafe and shop.
The museum is set on a valley side and there is a one in eight tarmac slope from the level of the reception area and boiler house up to the main museum. All public areas are wheelchair accessible.
It is not possible for anyone to go underground.
There is level access from the main entrance to:museumReception and shopMuseum toiletCroust HutShopMill
There is level access from the car park to:Picnic area
Travel by public transport
There is a 47 bus from Camborne bus station towards Troon. From the bus stop it is about a five minute walk. There is a good surface and the road is not particularly narrow but there is no pavement. The route from Camborne to the museum is largely up a steep hill and therefore recommend bus or taxi.
Travel by taxi
Parking immediately adjacent to the entrance
Path to main entrance
The main entrance door is always open when the museum is open
Getting around inside
Visual Impairment - General Information
Ticket/ information desk
Reception and shop
From reception the tour is guided up to the museum. The visitor is then given the opportunity to spend time on their own in the museum and then the tour of the mineral processing mill is guided for reasons of health and safety.
Things to See and Do
There is an additional suitable toilet in the cafe.
Place to eat and drink
There is an accessible toilet within the cafe. The chef will cater for an individual's specific requirements. Kindly ensure that food allergies are stated at the time of ordering.
The mill cannot be accessed by wheelchair directly from the main museum. It is necessary to return to the reception down the slope outside to enter the mill.
Getting around outside
Designated Walking Trail
Customer care support
The guide can use a portable PA (public address) device which amplifies the guide's voice.
There an area within the calciner which is suitable for charging
Emergency evacuation procedures
Customer care support
We rcognise the need to improve our volunteer training
We would aim to provide a personal guide for individuals who wish it