Join the team at King Edward Mine

Join the team at King Edward Mine
King Edward Mine

By: Carol Richards
Added: 12 December 2018

Would you like to volunteer?


King Edward Mine museum, based near Camborne, is keen to increase the number of its volunteers.

The mine has been in existence since the mid 1800’s and the museum was formed more than 25 years ago. It has won several awards for its buildings, some of which English Heritage list as Grade 2*. Despite being the lucky recipients of Heritage Lottery Money, the 22 acre site requires constant upkeep. Within the buildings there are unique machines relating to how the Mill was worked using water and the volunteers are keen to keep them in as good an order as possible. It is a struggle as there are not as many volunteers as we would like.

Please don’t think that volunteering at King Edward is only for people of retirement age. Currently we have single parents and ladies are as welcome as gentlemen and we would welcome younger people, so that skills can be passed on before they disappear.

The current team comprises people who, amongst many other occupations, were medics, policemen, gardeners, secretaries, shop staff, teachers, engineers and a pub landlord. Although we are always on the lookout for help with engineering, there are many other areas available such as front of house, retailing, education, estates, health and safety, administration including data management and curatorial. From this list you can see there are a wide variety of tasks that you could help with. Helping at the museum would look good on your cv.

We value a regular commitment, but any time that you can give us would be welcome. A sense of humour is more important than experience as you can learn on the job.

As the museum is closed for the winter, if you are interested please make contact with us via our web site or email a brief personal history together with your contact details to:- and we will respond as soon as possible.