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Life at the edge

Community Spirit

 

Other industries

Click to see a larger version of this imagesmelting factory

The mines created a demand which led to the establishment of local industries.


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The Knockers

Click to see a larger version of this imageknocker shape in the rock underground

Hammer and Crack! Hammer and Crack!


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Tea Treats

Click to see a larger version of this imageChildren enjoying tea treats

Tea Treat was once a very special occasion when families and friends got together and laid on a special tea.


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The Cornish Piskey

Cornwall is rich in folklore.  Tales of piskies, fairies, giants and mermaids form a major part of the unique  experience that is Cornwall.


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Comment left by ded1977 on 2010-03-01 22:21:04

i went on the underground tour and loved it the guide is / was an old mine worker and was full of infomation i would recommend this tour to all but those that are claustrophobic as the mine is very tight and small under ground but you can stay outside or walk aroun the rest of the museum well worth the money

Comment left by NorthernMetallurgist on 2011-09-09 01:03:49

A stupendous industrial and social history record, with some real heart rending moments. Best value day out in Cornwall? You bet your a***, True grit of working live at half the price of other "more widely talked about, plant based attractions...."

 

Comment left by tromboneplayaa on 2011-09-29 12:23:42

awesomeee

 

Comment left by Paul Mills on 2013-03-05 21:01:50

My wife and I visited in February and the whole day was very interesting and well worth the visit. I was very proud of my wife who insisted on doing the underground tour even though she is disabled, even a fit person would find being underground difficult. Our guide was very informative and interesting.

 

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