It was interesting to see how a tin or copper mine actually worked. Here there is the engine that brought the water out of the mine, particularly useful as the mine rather a mile or 2 under the sea. Also they have a man-engine and you can have your picture taken in the cage that would have taken the miners... 更多
Visited on a Tuesday afternoon. Views are spectacular. Plenty to see. Great with the dog. All the volunteers were very helpful and friendly and the guy who did the tour was brilliant, very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Had a great time!
Run by the National Trust so free if you are a member. Good video telling you the history. Great to see the Beam Engine up and running.... so powerful. They had a really good Easter egg hunt on over the holidays. Well worth a visit.
(1stly if you're going to this area it is worth joining national trust - in a week, through parking & entrance fees, the membership has already 50% paid for itself)... If non NT this may seem a little pricey, although can walk around surrounding areas for free, if NT all is free. As someone who had a Miner as a... 更多
A refreshingly non-interactive (REAL, not artificial!) 'museum' experience - but more than a museum: an intelligent and unobtrusive approach to preservation. It's not too 'stage-managed' and there's an evocative atmosphere -plenty to see and do. This is a fascinating opportunity to glimpse part of the area's defining industrial heritage. Not to be missed!
Visiting Levant really helped me to understand the workings of the historic Cornish mines, the lives of the miners and the impact on the surrounding landscape. The Beam Engine was running on my visit which made it much easier to understand the engineering than simply looking at diagrams. The short section of coast path to Botallack is worth walking to... 更多
This was a great place made so by the staff who were informative on every level. The gentleman in the steam engine area was a true enthusiast and my husband wants his job when he retires. It was a real learning curve about tin mining and also learnt how it differs from coal mining.
Well worth a visit, particularly if you are a National Trust member of course. We were lucky enough to get a guided tour by Tony Power who is the "custodian" of the mine (and interestingly also the mining advisor to the Poldark series). Seems like the National Trust is investing a lot in restoring and improving the attraction. All the... 更多
By chance on our arrival we managed to tag on to a tour which had just started. Worth checking tour times before your visit as really adds to the experience. Very knowledgable and enthusiastic guide (Richard) and operator of the beam engine whose name escapes me. Have previously been to nearby Geevor Mine which is just a few minutes walk... 更多
Found by accident (followed the sign) surprised that the mine was more than a ruin when we got there. Engine up and running at the time of our visit. Very helpful staff.