The mines around Liskeard are part of the World Heritage Site For Mining Landscape In Cornwall and West Devon, with Liskeard having been the financial centre for the district.
Consequently much of our heritage is based on the mining history of the area. Hard rock mining produced skilled workers who migrated around the world. Requirements in the mines brought forth inventors and engineers, who again took their knowledge abroad. Infrastructure such as transportation – rail, roads, harbours and canals all created opportunities for local men to develop and demonstrate their skills.
Our exhibition material on these subjects is archived in Stuart House and forms the basis of exhibitions and supports new research as it becomes available.
We enjoy co-operation with the Liskeard and District Museum, The Trevithick Society, Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project (CHAHP) and local history groups to bring our heritage alive and are proud to be linked to the World Heritage Site for Mining in Cornwall.
Some of our most notable exhibitions, funded by CHAHP have been PHOENIX 100 (graced by the presence of H.R.H. The Princess Royal), HARD ROCK LIFE and VILLAGE PEOPLE. Also related to PHOENIX 100 was the CHAHP funded play “Gonamena”.
(Photos of all events available)
A Geology talk by Calum Beeson was given at Stuart House on 13th September 2012. At the talk Calum Beeson discussed leading a related Guided Walk.
Guided walks around the mining area have been enthusiastically attended and more are planned for the future. Please check our Events Guide for up-to-date information about future dates.