Learn more about Cornwall's mining history and enjoy the cafe, grounds and mix of shops and markets.
Heartlands is the fruition of a long held ambition in the community to redevelop the Pool area of West Cornwall which was left largely untouched following the demise of the tin mining industry and final closure of the mines in 1998, after nearly 400 years of activity.
Free entry to the exhibition and gardens. Interactive exhibits for children and some really interesting local history. Good for a rainy day and/or a less costly afternoon out.
Mining displays and indoor outdoor play areas. Café. Also next to outdoor markets at weekend. And Tesco Extra superstore.
“Within 8 miles. Impressive beam engines and industrial heritage discovery centre. ”
“Sweet museum that is like going back in time - well worth a visit. Child-friendly.”
“Owned by the same family for over 30 years, Portreath Bakery is a must for your traditional Cornish Pasty and Saffron Cake. They have this delightful shop in the small village of Portreath, just along the coast as well as another in Lanner and a Drive Thru in Pool (inbetween Camborne & Redruth) just off the A30.”
“If you are a birdwatcher, Hayle Estuary is a must to see. The high points being the autumn and the spring. ”
“Fab fish and chips from here and you can eat them on this great little beach. Good local surf spot and easy access to the beach. July and August dog ban applies between 10am and 6pm.”