Robinson's Shaft, Dundance Lane, Pool, Redruth
TR15 3QY
Tel: (01209) 722320
Email: info@heartlandscornwall.com
Web: www.heartlandscornwall.com


Free fun and history

Heartlands is a FREE visitor attraction and World Heritage Site which opened in April 2012. Nestled just off the A30 in Pool, near Redruth in the former mining heart of Cornwall, there are nineteen acres of eclectic fun to explore.

Covering a large area, there is so much to absorb, from the poetically landscaped botanical gardens to the interactive exhibitions that truly take you some-place else. This is a lightning bolt of fun in a forgotten part of Cornwall that was once the richest patch of land on earth.

State-of-the-art exhibitions, climb-on sculptures, gardens of epic diversity, a giant adventure play-scape for kids, art and craft studios and a funky cafe in the old carpenter's workshop.

With swathes of green outdoor space for warm, sunny days and ever-curious indoor space when it's wet, Heartlands is all-year round, all-weather entertainment for anyone and everyone. Go see, go play, go wow.

Set in the shadow of an iconic Cornish engine house, Heartlands has brought the former derelict mining landscape at Robinson's Shaft back to life through a £35 million project, thanks to a mammoth amount of hard work, the support and imagination of the local community and some generous funding from the Big Lottery Living Landmark programme (£22.3 million), European Union, Cornwall Council and the Homes and Community agency.

Whether its breathing in the peace and serenity found in the Diaspora Botanical Gardens, shouting with glee after escaping the Giant's Trap in the Adventure Playground, or being taken back to another time through an immersion scape in the World Heritage Exhibitions, there's something to suit every age and interest.

Red River Cafe is a welcome stop with fresh delicious food and a friendly smile at this atmospheric and cosy cafe based in the old Carpenter's Workshop at Heartlands. With a beautiful wooden beam ceiling and original features, the Red River Cafe is the perfect place to catch up with friends for coffee, grab a delicious lunch or enjoy an evening meal at our special event suppers.

Heartlands closed on 31st January 2024.


Between Camborne and Redruth at Pool, just off the A3047.

Now Closed

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