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Books, publications, organisations and resources


  • Exploring Cornwall's Tramway Trails Volume 1: The Great Flat Lode Trail and Volume 2: The Coast to Coast Trail by Bob Acton, Landfall Publications
  • Exploring Cornwall's Mines Volumes 1 and 2 by Kenneth Brown and Bob Acton, Landfall Publications
  • A Family Guide to Mining in Central Cornwall. £2.00 per copy. Published by Cornwall Council
  • Mining in Cornwall Volumes 1 and 2: The Central District and The County Explored by J H Trounson and L J Bullen, Tempus Publishing Ltd
  • Mining in Cornwall Volume 7 South Crofty and East Pool by L J Bullen, Tempus Publishing 
  • Mining in Cornwall Volume 8 Camborne to Redruth by L J Bullen, Landmark Publishing
  • The Cornish Mining Villages Historic Churchyards Project is a joint project to provide a local archive about the churchyards of the mining villages of Lanner, St Day, Carharrack, Gwennap and Stithians. The project compiles details and photographs of the villages’ memorials and graves, and identifies, records and protects wildlife and fauna in the churchyards.
    Tel: 01209 860123
  • Cornish Mining World Heritage Site Bid Office
    Tel: 01872 323603
    Website: (opens in a new window)
  • The Cornwall Centre and Tourist Information Centre, Redruth - for information on all aspects of Cornish history, geography, industry and art - and more.
    Tel: 01209 216760
  • The Cornwall Industrial Archaeology  Advisory Group - acts in an advisory capacity to Cornwall County Council and the District Councils of Cornwall on matters of mining and engineering history.
    Tel: 01209 716177 or 01209 821488 
  • County Record Office, Old County Hall, Cornwall County Council, Truro - local history archives including archaeological and industrial sites, historic buildings and landscapes.
    Tel: 01872 323127
  • Royal Cornwall Museum - Cornwall's oldest and most prestigious museum, famed for its internationally important collections including an extensive minerals collection.
    Tel: 01872 272205
    Website: (opens in a new window)
  • Trevithick Society - aims to encourage an interest in Industrial Archaeology and the preservation of industrial buildings of worth as a significant part of Cornwall's heritage.
  • The Trounson - Bullen Mining Collection - the largest privately-owned archive of Cornwall's industrial archaeology.
    Tel: 01209 714245