Mining Museums and Mining associations we are in contact with.
The Cornish Mining World Heritage Site
The story of Cornwall and west Devon’s mining. It’s a story of everyday people – hundreds of thousands of them – who had a profound effect on the landscape they lived in and the world we live in today.
National Association of Mining History Organisations
Formed in 1979 to act as the national body for mining history in the United Kingdom. There are now over 70 member organisations, including societies, museums, firms, etc. and membership now extends to Ireland. On this site, you will find out more about NAMHO, its aims, its members and its contribution to the mining heritage.
The Mining Heritage Society of Ireland was founded in 1996 to develop public awareness, appreciation, conservation and enjoyment of all facets of mining heritage throughout Ireland. The Society converted to a Trust in 2001.
King Edward Mine Museum
The exhibits tell the remarkable story of how this mine has survived almost intact for over 100 years. The visitor is shown how the mine complex developed and then is taken on a guided tour of the mill to see much of the rare equipment in use as it would have been in the early 1900s. Much of the machinery in the mill (where tin ore is processed) is amongst the last of its kind in the world. The museum is also a valuable resource for local schools.
Geevor Tin Mine
Located on the historic site of the one of the largest preserved mine sites in the country, housed in 2 acres of listed buildings, Geevor’s outstanding collections tell the story of Cornwall’s industrial mining past.
Whether you’re visiting for the first time, coming back to see what’s new or just popping in for tea or a pasty with friends, there are a few things you need to know before you set out to make sure you make the most of your time at Geevor.