Camborne and nearby Redruth were at the centre of Cornwall's tin and copper mining industries. Camborne was the birthplace in 1771 of the inventor and mining engineer Richard Trevithick who built the first steam locomotive. Camborne PlusBus tickets are valid within the local urban area, including to Redruth.
A Cornish Mining World Heritage Site mine which survived almost intact for over 100 years.
Guided tours of the tin processing mill show equipment used to process the tin ore.
Holman Exhibition of mining equipment. Mineral Tramways Exhibition.
Refreshments. Tel. 01209 614681.
Open May-Sep, WThSSu (Daily in Aug) 1000-1700.
The historic 16th century garden has seen little change over the years.
Victorian farm buildings tell the story of Godolphin as a tenant farm.
Godolphin House was one of the most fashionable houses in Cornwall in the 17th century.
The estate was once home to a prosperous tin mine and is now part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.
There are panoramic views from Godolphin Hill. Tearoom and picnic areas. Tel. 01736 763194.
Open Garden open Daily 1000-1700 (1600 Nov-Jan). House open on limited dates, see website. Estate open at all times.
Bus 39 from Bus Station (¼ mile from Rail Station) to entrance, shortly after Townshend, 25 minutes journey, M-S every 2 hours. The entrance is on the right at the third sharp bend after Townshend, watch out for the NT sign. Operated by Transport for Cornwall.
Stay at Godolphin: National Trust Holiday Cottage.
A World Heritage Site on the site of the Robinson's Shaft mining complex.
Exhibitions tell the story of the tin mining industry in Cornwall.
Gardens, viewing mound, adventure playground and art and craft studios.
Café. Tel. 01209 722320.
Open Daily 1000-1600 (Exhibitions from 1100).
Bus T1/T2 from Bus Station (¼ mile from Rail Station) to Pool, McDonald's, 7 minutes journey. M-S every 15 minutes, Sun & BH every 30 minutes. Camborne PlusBus tickets can be used for this journey. Operated by First.
Buses also operate from Redruth.
At the heart of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, displays and models tell the story of Cornish mining.
Two towering engine houses contain steam beam engines, the engine houses are ¼ mile apart.
Refreshments. Tel. 01209 315027.
Open Apr-Oct, TWThFS & BH 1030-1700 (Michell's Engine House 1200-1600).
Bus as Heartlands above but alight at Morrison's, 10 minutes journey. Camborne PlusBus tickets can be used for this journey.
East Pool Mine is 2 miles from Redruth.