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Things to do in Camborne, Cornwall

Camborne was once at the heart of the former copper and tin mining industry in Western Cornwall. Today Camborne is a busy town best known for its famous School of Metalliferous Mining, one of the most respected in the world.

Outside the library is a statue of Camborne's famous son, the engineer Richard Trevithick (1771-1833), his inventions revolutionised deep-shaft mining the world over. Trevithick Day festival is held in April each year in his honour.

A town trail guides visitors around the many historic buildings. There are various Museums and Discovery Centres in the town and area, which feature mining, geology and Cornish mines and engines.

Tehidy Country Park - A 19th century ornamental historic park, home of the mine owning Basset family.

Trevithick Cottage, is a delightful thatched cottage, once home of Richard Trevithick, the famous engineer. One room is preserved with memorabilia.

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