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Poldark Mine in administration and for sale for £350,000

By WBGraeme  |  Posted: March 24, 2014

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Poldark Mine, near Helston.

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POLDARK Mine is to be sold off after going into administration.

The long-running tourist attraction near Helston is being sold for a guide price of £350,000.

It attracts around 18,000 visitors each year.

Specialist property adviser Christie and Co has been instructed to sell the tin mine, which includes car park, museum, visitors' centre and cafe.

Poldark’s greatest attraction is an hour-long tour of the twisting tunnels of the 18th century tin mine.

The company is acting on behalf of joint administrators Hamish Adam and Giles Frampton of Richard J Smith and Co, Insolvency Practitioners and Chartered Accountants for Transcroft Limited, trading as Poldark Mine and Heritage Complex.

Matthew Smith, director of Christie and Co’s Exeter office said: “We expect the business to attract a variety of potential purchasers from throughout the UK, including investors and local individuals or residents keen to ensure the continuation of the attraction.

“We are already receiving interest from local residents and expect the marketing campaign to generate a high volume of interest.

“And with the BBC about to start filming a new adaptation of the 18th century set drama Poldark in Cornwall, the Poldark Mine will have a whole new resonance for visitors, and potential buyers, in the 21st century.”

Poldark Mine is situated within the Wendron District of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.

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  • Hunlef  |  March 25 2014, 6:40PM

    Selling Kernow's heritage? Outrageous!! It should be taken under Cornish control and preserved for our Cornish nation's heritage!!

  • martian1956  |  March 25 2014, 12:14PM

    I love this place and often watched in awe at the woodwork crafter post my trip down the mine. Apart from the museum I don't remember much else about it. I agree with "break" and it should be sympathetically saved but also modernised to attract a wider range of visitors.

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  • break  |  March 24 2014, 3:15PM

    I hope whoever buys it doesn't split up the museum part, its only one of the few area's around that doesn't try to hide the true nature of our tin industry, it deserves to be passed into caring hands.

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