Teachers and other Educators

The Museum and Temple Mine are suitable for a wide range of educational visits. Topics covered have numerous links to the National Curriculum.
A typical Junior school visit will involve a guided tour of the museum with one of our knowledgeable staff, time for the pupils to explore and enjoy the climbing tunnels and an underground guided tour of Temple Mine, followed by ‘panning for gold’. Pupils usually enjoy spending time in our gift shop too! To do all of these activities, you need to allow around 2 1⁄2 to 3 hours. You may need longer for larger groups.


our School Visits Information Pack to find out more about available activities [large PDF].

We also cater for higher education and lifelong learning groups, for example those with an interest in geology or industrial heritage will find a visit extremely rewarding. Contact us to discuss how we can meet the needs of your group.
For frequently asked questions relating to group visits please click here.

Arrange a visit

To arrange a visit please contact us online or telephone    01629 583834. A risk assessment for groups is available here


Discounted prices are available for groups of more than 10. For tours of Temple Mine, the maximum number is 17 per tour, so you may need to budget for more than one mine guide fee. For school groups, one adult goes free for every 10 children.

Pleas see the Prices page for details.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.
If you need to cancel your visit please give 14 days notice of cancellation by email. Failure to give 14 days notice may result in a charge being made.