Botallack Mine

Botallack Mine

Botallack Mine, situated on the cliffs north of the village of Botallack, is one of Cornwall's most famous and most photographed historic mining sites. The Crowns engine houses (pictured here) pumped water from the undersea levels and hauled minerals and men up the Boscawen incline shaft; the slopes above were filled with men, women and children working on the dressing (processing) floors.

The site also includes the ruined engine houses at West Wheal Owles and Wheal Edward while the restored arsenic labyrinth is a novel place for a game of hide and seek! Today you can explore this spectacular site and spend some time in the Count House workshop finding out more about its 200 year history.

Admission & prices

The Count House workshop is open every day from 9.00 - 5.00; admission to the site is free.

Find us


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

Botallack is a National Trust countryside site and, as such, is usually unstaffed; walking guides to the site and surrounding countryside are always available from the Count House workshop.

Botallack is owned and maintained by the National Trust.

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Botallack Mine