Bringing the past to life for everyone.
entrance to the poldark mine

Poldark Tin Mine and Gardens - an open air museum in a beautiful rural setting


**Closed Flora Day [Saturday 6th May 2017]


11:00am 12:15pm 1:30pm ***2:45pm

***Advanced booking recommended on 2:45 tour. On quieter days we dont always run this tour unless we have some advance telephoned reservations

DAILY PERSONAL RESERVATIONS NEED TO BE MADE BY TELEPHONE - We DO NOT require prepayment - 01326 573 173 - please do not e-mail reservations as we dont always look at our e-mail every day.

GROUP & PRIVATE PARTY BOOKINGS for 25 persons & above should be made well in advance by telephone and followed up with an e-mail & all pertinent details.

FROM 10:30am to around 3:30 pm*

[so that you have ample time to look around]

REFRESHMENTS - Please note that our Switzers Buttery is a coffee & refreshment counter. There is a limited service in early and late season, cafetières of good quality freshly brewed roasted Colombian coffee with hot frothy local sourced Jersey milk & teapots of loose leaf tea with good Cornish organic local milk are always available but food is sometimes limited to biscuits & toasted teacakes, or perhaps a scone with Cornish butter, Cornish clotted cream & high quality jam. We usually have high quality locally baked carrot cake, flapjacks, Bakewell tart, brownies, or perhaps a filled locally baked roll.

Award winning Helford Creek organic juices are made on a farm just 7 miles from the mine,and other glass-bottled drinks are available - we dont use plastic but re-cycle our glass, the drinks taste far better and are not tainted by the plastic. We try our best to reduce food miles and always aim for the best taste and quality.

The refreshment counter closes for hot drinks & afternoon teas around 2pm at quieter times of the year - so if you wish to avail of the tea room or take tea in the garden, please make sure you are here well in advance of your mine tour. Cold drinks, ices etc. are available until we close for the day.

FOOD TO GO Cornish food on the move!!! We can provide an economic hot-pasty-in-a-bag service for coach parties - these are baked less than 2 miles away and are very tasty - they arrive piping hot whilst you are underground, ready to eat in the gardens or to take away in a greaseproof bag together with a napkin for a nibble on the coach with a chilled juice or organic drink to go.

DINING & ENTERTAINMENT .... Our professional experienced team of local caterers can provide a range of high quality food services, from canapés with champagne or fizzy to hog roasts with beer or a garden BBQ, from a mug of soup & a crusty roll to a full banquet or perhaps a carvery - luxury packed lunches & salads - cocktail Cornish Pasties - all costs are reasonable - easy speedy arrangements can be made. Marquees can be provided, small gatherings on our bandstand which can be a stage for performance - or at a great venue premises very close to us. We can usually arrange live brass bands or a choir.

PRIVATE PARTIES or GROUPS Small or larger groups can arrange for delicious hot locally made pies or hot baked pasties, soups or sandwiches if booked in advance. Please telephone at least a few days in advance to make such arrangements. We aim to be friendly and helpful.

TEA ROOM & BANDSTAND or STAGE We have a cosy heated tea room that seats 12 and overlooks the gardens, the bandstand is by the waterside and can also be used to take tea and refreshments.

PICNICS IN THE GARDENS Picnickers are most welcome but we would explain that the bandstand and tea room are 100% reserved for those visitors who purchase our own refreshments. If you do bring your own picnic you are welcome to sit on the old verandah on the lower lawn, or on the wooden picnic tables on the lower lawn. We can provide hot drinks or cold ones too. Private Picnickers are politely requested to be green and take your own litter home with you and to leave our tables clean and tidy.

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Address: Poldark Mine, Trenear, Wendron, Helston, Cornwall TR13 0ES UK      Call: 01326 573 173

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