Plans for the redevelopment of King Edward Mine Museum near Camborne have been awarded initial support, including a £55,100 development grant, from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
Cornwall Council has been awarded the development funding to help it progress plans to apply for a further £800,000 from the HLF in the future. The redevelopment project, costing £1.4m in total, will aim to create a new exhibition space in the former Boiler House and adapt the derelict Assay Office to build a café on the Great Flat Lode that passes through the site. Both buildings are on English Heritage’s Heritage at Risk Register. Under the Council’s plans, the project will also see the refurbishment the Mill and other core museum buildings to safeguard the mine complex and the historic collections contained on the site.
The site is recognised as having Outstanding Universal Value as the best preserved mine within the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site (WHS) for the pre-1920 period. The entire complex is within the WHS and includes sixteen buildings listed Grade II* and South Condurrow Stamps Engine House which is listed Grade II
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