Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Cornwall  /  Pendeen  /  Sightseeing  /  Levant Mine and Beam Engine

Levant Mine and Beam Engine, Pendeen

(4.4/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
Levant Mine and Beam Engine is a National Trust property at Trewellard, Pendeen, near St Just, Cornwall, England, UK. Its main attraction is that it has the world's only Cornish beam engine still operated by steam on its original site. There is also a visitor centre, a short underground tour, and a cliff-top footpath that leads to Botallack Mine.The property is on the site of the former Levant Mine, established in 1820 and closed in 1930, where tin and copper ores were raised. The mine reached a depth of about 600 metres. It got the nickname "mine under the sea", because tunnels were driven up to 2.5 km from the cliffs under the sea.
Plan to visit Levant Mine and Beam Engine during your Pendeen vacation using our convenient Pendeen itinerary planner.
Source
Create a full Pendeen itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Pendeen

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Cornwall by other users

31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, outdoors, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Cornwall & Edinburgh BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in England BY A USER FROM FRANCE July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM FRANCE July, culture, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM INDIA September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM CANADA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 44 days in England, Scotland & Ireland BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in England BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND July, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in Scotland, England & Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM ISRAEL May, teens, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Visited on a sunny day that Storm Doris was giving it some welly, the site was closed unfortunately but we could still walk around and take photos. Wind was wild but not enough to take you off your fe...  more »
  • The steam mine is closed in the winter but the walks along the cliffs to Crown mines (where Poldark is filmed) is breath taking, especially on a windy day. Unfortunately the National Trust have just i...  more »
  • The visit to the engine house of this historical engine was totally worth the drive in the fog and rain. The engine driver gave a wonderful explanation of the Watt's linkage and the history of steam-d...  more »
Google
  • we visited late in the day on a wet and windy day lat week. The staff couldn't have been more helpful - the lady in the office shoo'ed us along to joint the last party of visitors who had already gone in, the tour guide happily started his guide again for us when nobody objected. The beam engine and pump demonstration and talk was fascinating and the engineer really knew his stuff, our guide then took us up to the top room to stay out of the weather where he gave his talk, the history of the mine is well researched and the tragedy of the 'man-engine' very moving. The poem at the end of his tale was amazing - he really brought it all to life. Highly recommended.
  • Good place to visit. The mine has interesting exhibits and the beam engine is very impressive - kids can even have a go at stopping and starting it! Great views over the cliffs to the rocks below.
  • Had a great afternoon here, really enjoyed the informative and entertaining tour guides talk, we really got a feel for the life and times of the miners. the beam engine is impressive to see in motion.
  • We had a fab day out with 4 kids. Great tour guide that could engage all ages. Humbling to see the hard lives they had to endure.
  • A lovely mine with plenty to of history and amazing views on a nice day. Absolutely stunning to watch the sun set here