In 2006 ten selected mining landscapes across Cornwall and west Devon were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, placing Cornish mining heritage on a par with international treasures like Macchu Pichu, the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China.
The largest World Heritage Site in the UK, with almost 20,000 hectares spread across Cornwall and west Devon, it off res myriad experiences to explore our world-changing mining culture.
The Cornish Mining World Heritage Site (CMWHS) is managed by a Partnership Board comprising Cornwall, Devon County and West Devon Borough Councils, plus the National Trust and the Cornwall and Tamar Valley AONBs. The Board’s role is to draft and implement a Management Plan, and deliver projects that protect and present our World Heritage landscape.
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