Perranporth was once a mining village, and Blue Hills Tin Streams is the perfect Perranporth family attraction to discover more about life with the mines. Blue Hills Tin Streams is the last working mine in Cornwall, and a chance to take home some unique Cornish tin jewellery and gifts.
Life in Cornwall was always connected to mining, and although you’ll see many disused mines throughout the county this is one of few that is still open to enter and have a look around. Because the mining of tin is a renewable source, it’s been carried out in Cornwall for thousands of years, so there’s a long history to walk at the Blue Hills Tin Streams.
Blue Hills Tin Streams is not only a St Agnes family attraction, but it also remains a working Cornish tin mine. Set in a valley just outside St Agnes, the mine sits in an area that has produced tin for centuries.
This St Agnes attraction is open to visitors between March and October and transforms rock into metal on the site. Not only can visitors explore the mine and gain an insight into how the transformation comes about, but they can also buy a unique gift or item of jewellery created from Blue Hills tin.
Address: St Agnes, Cornwall TR5 0