East Pool Mine
East Pool Mine
An industrial heritage discovery centre built around historic Cornish beam engines. The centre is part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. The visitor centre traces the long heritage of mining in Cornwall and is impact on Cornish social history.
The star of the show is a huge 52.5 tonne beam engine measuring 90 inches. The exhibits are housed in tall engine houses so common in Cornish mining areas - one chimney stack rises to 36 metres.

Both engines on display were originally steam powered, taking advantage of the advances in steam technology made available by local engineer Richard Trevithick. One of the engines has been onverted to run on electricity, so that visitors can see this historic behemoth in operation.

The discovery centre is located very near Trevithick Cottage, home of Richard Trevithick. The Cottage is open during the standard visitor season, with free entry.