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Engine House Tours

Type: Daily
Date: 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Entry Cost: £3.00
Purchase Info: Tours run at 11:30 and 2pm April - Sept and 2pm only Oct - Mar. Adults £3.00 Concessions £1.50
Interests: Heritage
Location: Robinson's Engine House

The pumping engine at Robinson’s Shaft is a gloriously well-preserved example of a Cornish engine. It worked at this site between 1903 and 1955.  The engine was designed by Captain Samuel Grose, a pupil of Richard Trevithick, and was built by Sandys Vivian and Co. at the Copperhouse Foundry, one of the two major engineering works at Hayle.  

Robinson’s Engine stopped working at 1.15pm on 1 May 1955, the last Cornish Engine to work on a Cornish Mine.
 
Robinson’s Engine is currently undergoing more restoration work (it’s a bit like painting the Forth Bridge), but you can still go on guided tours to see this magnificent engine. 
 

Outside of school holidays, Engine House tours are once a day Oct - Mar at 2.00pm and twice a day April - Sept at 11.30am and 2pm.  Please book your space on the tour at the Visitor Centre on arrival at Heartlands. Please note there are only 12 spaces per tour and a small fee applies.

 

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