In 2006 Okel Tor Mine was given World Heritage Site status by UNESCO. This was the culmination of a lengthy bid process by Cornwall County Council to achieve recognition of the contribution that Cornish mining has had in the world. This puts Okel Tor up there with the Taj Mahal and the Great Pyramids no less!

We don't anticipate hordes of tourists and we won't be opening a souvenir shop! The peace and tranquility will continue......