Visitor Information

Everything you need to know to plan your visit to Heartlands

Opening Times & Access

Opening Times

Gardens & Adventure Playpark
Open daily

We are open 9 am – 3 pm daily

The last food orders are 2.30 pm, after this time we offer drinks, cake and ice cream.

Wheal Play
Open 7 days a week! 9 am-4 pm, with two-hour play sessions.


Open 7 days a week 9 am – 4 pm. For guided tours, including a look around our historic engine house, pre-booking is essential.


Visitors with Mobility Impairments

Heartlands is fairly flat, but there are a few gentle slopes, though nothing steep. You can get to any part of the site by pathway. 

The disabled parking is by the Red River Café, next to the wooden building (toilet block).  Disabled parking is free and on a first come first served basis.

We’ve made access within the main complex as easy as possible:

  • Sloping access to buildings wherever there are steps
  • Lift access to the first floor of exhibitions and Chi an Bobel
  • Mobility scooters are available for hire to get around the site – please note we need a minimum 24 hours’ notice to pre-book

Our Grade II* listed Robinson’s Engine House has restrictions on inserting a lift, there is no access inside for those with mobility issues or wheelchair users. This is the one area in 19 acres where history beat us. Sorry. Our Museum and all other facilities are fully accessible.

Visitors with Hearing or Visual Impairment

Assistance dogs on a lead are welcome. We also run a hearing loop system within areas of the site. Please ask about this in our café, museum or reception when you arrive.

Changing Places Toilet

Our Changing Places toilet is next to the disabled car parking spaces. The room has adequate space in the changing area for the user and up to two career’s. There is a height-adjustable adult-sized changing bench and tracking/mobile hoist. You will need to bring a key or ask in the Red River Café for the door to be unlocked. There is an additional four disabled toilets’ in each of the main areas of the site.

For more information regarding access please click here.


Heartland’s 19-acre outdoor space and museum are FREE to enter* We are a charity so please do support us during your trip with a visit to our café, shop or indoor soft play.

*For special events during the year we may charge admission, do please check out the events page before you visit


Heartland’s main car park is right next to the Adventure Playground, near the south of the site.

Visitors to Heartlands can redeem the full face value of their parking ticket against any purchase over £10 made in the Red River Café on the day of their visit. Simply retain the reminder tear-off section and present it at the point of purchase to have the face value deducted from your total.

Please note our car park has a height restriction of 2.1m

Up to 2 hours: £2

All Day: £3

Evening Tariff (after 16:30): £2 

On certain event days, charges may alter.

Dog friendly

Heartlands welcomes furry friends to all areas of the site with the exception of the children’s outdoor adventure playground and Wheal Play, our indoor soft-play centre.

Please be a responsible owner and pop the poop in one of the many bins provided around the site, and be mindful that not all of our visitors love dogs as much as you or we do, so we recommend keeping your dog on a lead.

Find Heartlands

Heartlands is just off the A30 at Pool, Redruth and is easy to find. Whether your coming by bus, bike or car, our how-to-get-here instructions will help you plan your journey.

To view a map and how to get here please click here

Support Us

The Heartlands Trust is a registered Charity. The site runs as a social enterprise through our Red River Café, Wheal Play, Chi an Bobel conference centre, weddings and events. We are always looking for additional support, whether financial, volunteering or payment in kind Click here to find out more

If you have not found the information you are looking for, please get in touch by completing a contact us form.

Contact Us

Who’s Here?

We have many creative studios and offices at Heartlands. 

Find out more about our thriving community of creative talent and local businesses based at Heartlands on these pages.

If you are interested in one of our creative spaces, contact reception on 01209 707300 or

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Terrace Unit 1

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Heartlands is a FREE visitor attraction and World Heritage Site Gateway in Cornwall. Nestled just off the A30 in Pool, near Redruth in the former mining heart of Cornwall, there are 19 acres of eclectic fun to explore.


Based in the Old Carpenters Workshop, with a beautiful wooden beam celling and original features, the Red River Café is the perfect place to grab a coffee, or enjoy a delicious lunch. We serve uncomplicated, but imaginative food, working with fresh local produce where possible and endeavour to cater for all dietary requirements

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Heartlands, was born out of the former mining complex at Robinson’s Shaft in the village of Pool, part of the mining heart of Cornwall.


There are 19 acres of eclectic fun to explore

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There are 19 acres of eclectic fun to explore



There are 19 acres of eclectic fun to explore.


Conference Centre. A unique and flexible conference facility set on an iconic Cornish heritage site. Our Chi an Bobel building is a state-of-the art building that showcases green technology with a low carbon footprint, designed to BREEAM excellence.

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In the 19th Century, thousands of pioneering Cornish people emigrated across the world taking with them their culture, mining skills and technologies.

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The biggest free Adventure Playground in Cornwall sits smack bang in the middle of lush green parkland at Heartlands.

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Camborne Registration Office is located in Jayne Hooper House (Studio 6 & 7 Artist Terrace) which can be found next to the Chi an Bobel building at Heartlands.

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If arriving by car please park here

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