Levant Mine & Beam Engine

Levant Mine and Beam Engine

In its dramatic cliff-top setting on the edge of the Atlantic ocean, Levant was, for 110 years, 'the queen of Cornwall's submarine mines' with undersea levels stretching over a mile out under the sea at a depth of over 600 metres. Today you can see the 1840 steam winding engine, restored by volunteers, in action every day; explore the surface workings with the help of one of our expert guides; walk down the tunnel to the man-engine shaft where the miners began their daily journey to work; try your hand at the work of a bal maiden or bal boy; discover more about about the compelling industry which has been at the heart of Cornish identity for centuries.

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  • Mine Engine

    This engine was built around 1840 by Harvey's of Hayle and installed in an engine house at Levant Mine to haul the ore out of Skip Shaft. This is the oldest Cornish mine engine in existence and still operates! It can regularly be seen steaming.

Admission & prices

Gift Aid: * Standard:
Adult: £7.20 £6.50
Child: £3.60 £3.20
Family: £17.85 £16.20
Fam (1 ad): £10.70 £9.70

National Trust members: free

*includes a voluntary 10% donation which will be put towards the restoration and upkeep of this property. If you are a UK taxpayer please complete a Gift aid declaration which will enable the National Trust to claim an extra 25% from the government on your total payment. You will be asked to pay the Gift Aid admission unless you request to pay the Standard Admission.

Find us

By Road: From the B3306 St Ives-St Just road, Levant is situated 1 mile down a minor road from the village of Trewellard.
By Rail: nearest station Penzance
By Bus: First Bus 10A from Penzance, disembark at Trewellard Arms.
Foot: SW coastpath.


  • Parking available
  • Toilets On-Site
  • Wheelchair access
  • Childrens activities
  • Gift Shop

Levant is part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site.

Levant Mine and Beam Engine
Levant Road
St Just
TR19 7SX

T: 01736 786156
E: Levant@nationaltrust.org.uk

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Levant Mine and Beam Engine

Levant Mine and Beam Engine
Levant Road