St. Agnes, TR5 0YW
Tel: (01872) 553341
Situated in a valley
steeped in mining history
Discover skills of the ancient tinner
on the fascinating journey from rock to metal
By 1810 the many smaller mines were incorporated into the Blue Hills Sett which continued to employ 100 men until its closure in 1897. Tin production, however, has continued almost without interruption up until the present day.
The Wills family have been a part of this tradition at Blue Hills since 1975 producing many tons of tin ore. Generations of the family have worked in mines around St. Agnes and many other countries throughout the world.
It is now possible to see this fascinating process on a guided tour of the works.
We have a selection of gift-ware made out of pure tin that is won, worked and smelted at Blue Hills Tin Streams.
About two miles north-east of St. Agnes.
11.00am - 5.00pm
Tours last approximately 1-1.5 hours
Group bookings taken all year round from schools and other interested parties
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