Cornwall Living 2018


Heartlands is a new free visitor attraction and World Heritage Site in Cornwall opening on 20 April 2012. Nestled just off the A30 in Pool, near Redruth in the former mining heart of Cornwall, there are 19 acres of eclectic fun to explore.

Heartlands is the fruition of a long held ambition in the community to redevelop the Pool area of West Cornwall which was left largely untouched following the demise of the tin mining industry and final closure of the mines in 1998, after nearly 400 years of activity.

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Situated at Robinson’s Shaft, the site is part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site and is of great historic significance. Heartlands respects and builds on this history, but looks to the future by combining economic, social, environmental and cultural development in a balanced and sustainable way.

State-of-the-art exhibitions, climb-on sculptures, gardens of epic diversity, a giant adventure playscape for kids, art and craft studios and a funky café in the old carpenter’s workshop.

With swathes of green outdoor space for warm, sunny days and ever-curious indoor space when it’s wet, Heartlands is all-year round, all-weather entertainment for anyone and everyone. Go see, go play, go wow.

SEE HEARTLANDS! Can’t picture it? Heartlands have put together a computer generated fly-through to help! Take a look at the video above.