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World Heritage Site

Welcome Geology, Rocks, Minerals Mining Processes The infrastructure to support mining Mining Characters and Society The spread of Cornish mining around the globe Inventions and technological advances



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World Heritage Site Draft Management Plan Consultation

The World Heritage Site Partnership invite public comments on the proposed policies and strategic actions within the Plan...

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Cornish engineering students create Trevithick's "Puffing Devil" for Cornish Caretakers

Cornish engineering and carpentry students have created a replica Richard Trevithick’s famous “Puffing Devil”; the first steam powered road vehicle...

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Miracle Theatre's feature film "Tin" now available on demand

Made in Cornwall and based on a true story, Cornwall’s award winning Miracle Theatre’s highly acclaimed feature film stars Jenny Agutter, Dudley Sutton and Benjamin Luxon...

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Devon Historic Buildings Trust Conservation Awards 2019; Winners Announced

The Devon Historic Buildings Trust Conservation Awards ceremony, took place on 17 October 2019 at Ocean Studios, The Royal William Yard, Plymouth...

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Further reading

Image showing the front cover of our leaflet, 'A guide to Poldark locations'A guide to Poldark locations Adobe PDF logo
Follow the characters and action of Poldark, at the many filming locations within and around the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site with photos kindly provided by Mike Hogan/Mammouth/BBC

Image showing the cover of our booklet, 'Experience the real Cornwall and west DevonExperience the real Cornwall and west Devon Adobe PDF logo
Our popular multi-language leaflet is available for download with a description of the site in 5 different languages including Kernewek alongside a list of World Heritage Site attractions within Cornwall and west Devon and ferry routes between the UK and Brittany/France


Area Locations

You can use the dropdown menu to find out more about the history of each area and the great places to visit within the 10 distinct mining landscapes.

The map below shows the different area locations of the Cornwall and west Devon mining landscape World Heritage Site

Area Locations

Introducing the Cornish Mining WHS