English Heritage in Cornwall
Cornish Mines and Engines & Industrial Discovery Centre
Pool, Nr Redruth
The essential gateway to Cornwall's industrial past. This is three sites in one, set in the heart of the old mining country. Here stand two Cornish beam engines preserved in their imposing houses. Michell's Engine can be seen in action, the great beam rising and falling. Taylor's Engine, is a giant, you can even climb to the top of the 3-storeyed building to get a close up of its mighty beam. The Discovery Centre gives you the whole dramatic story of Cornish mining, with a fascinating audio-visual presentation to enhance your knowledge. Don't miss walking through the flue tunnel and the dizzying view up inside the spectacular 120ft chimney stack.
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