Interested in history? Come down to the famous Poldark mine for a fascinating tour around one of the most historic locations in Cornwall! The tour will take you through the 18th century Wheal Roots tin mine, once at the heart of Cornish trade and later the site of Winston Mawdsley Graham’s famous Poldark novels and their subsequent TV adaptations. Learn all about the conditions the miner’s once worked in and the rich history of the mines dating all the way back to anywhere between 500 and 1500 AD. A deeply historic and significant place, the Poldark tin mines are well worth a visit!
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The Poldark mine is a wonderful location for a family day out or any history buffs out there looking to learn more about Cornish heritage. Take a picnic and enjoy the beautiful rural setting in the gardens or try the nearby tea room for some homemade food and cakes. The team at Poldark mines pride themselves on running a gimmick-free tour, letting the history and tangible atmosphere of the mine speak for itself. So if you’re looking for an authentically historic experience this would make a great addition to your stack!
- Open to ages 4 and up as long as children aren’t disruptive so bring the whole family for the tour!
- Tour takes around an hour and a half
- Tickets from £20 up per adult depending on the tour and £12 for children
- Includes locations used in the filming for BBC’s Poldark
- Free parking for those who have booked museum or mine tour tickets