history and heritage

Here in the edge of Bodmin Moor the history and heritage is ever present in the landscape - every view has a landmark and each hill has a story to tell. The local town museums are a good place to start.

Caradon Mining District - World Heritage Site

mine engine houseThis part of Bodmin Moor is one area of the Cornwall Mining World Heritage Site, recogizing the tremendous impact Cornwall had on mining across the globe.
The tea room and post office at Minions sell specialist books about the moor.



To see a map of all the Cornwall Mining World Heritage sites and information please click this image:

Explore the Cornish Mining World Heritage


Minions Heritage Centre

A renovated Cornish engine house houses a display interpreting the history of the landscape from the Stone Age through the era to the present day.
Access for wheelchairs by prior arrangement. Open all year round.
10am - 5pm daily  Tel: 01579 362350


Launceston Castle

Visit the castle grounds and climb up the tower, which was added inside the keep of the Norman castle. Launceston Castle

Lawrence House Museum

9 Castle Street, Launceston
A Georgian house given to the National Trust to help preserve the character of the street, it is now a museum and civic centre. Lawrence House



For more about the local area and local history see our community pages.


the network for Cornish businesses in the Lynher Valley protecting the environment