The King Edward Mine Museum, near Camborne, has been awarded a 'Your Heritage' grant of £35,700 by the Heritage Lottery Fund to encourage more people to visit, learn about and enjoy King Edward Mine Museum and its natural setting. The grant has been match-funded with £10,000 from Cornwall Council and £2,477 from the Rural Development Programme for England.
King Edward Mine Museum at Troon is the oldest complete mining site
remaining in Cornwall and is part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. The museum won an award last year from the Association for Industrial Archaeology.
Tony Brooks, the Chairman of King Edward Mine, said "This is a real boost for us as it will enable the museum to move forward in areas that up until now we have been unable to progress."
Councillor Joan Symons, Cornwall Council portfolio holder for culture, said: "King Edward Mine is one of the treasures in the Council's portfolio of heritage properties and we are delighted that the team there has attracted this grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund."