Heartlands (playground)

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Coordinates 50°13′22″N 5°16′29″W / 50.22273°N 5.27464°W / 50.22273; -5.27464Coordinates: 50°13′22″N 5°16′29″W / 50.22273°N 5.27464°W / 50.22273; -5.27464
Opening date 20 April 2012 (2012-04-20)
Area 19 acres (7.7 ha)

Heartlands is a World Heritage Site Gateway and visitor attraction in Pool, Cornwall, United Kingdom. It has been dubbed as Cornwall’s first free cultural playground. It is based around South Crofty's Robinson Shaft and spread over 19 acres in the former mining heart of Cornwall.[1]

The project has been funded by the National Lottery and was opened on 20th April 2012 after 14 years of planning.

In 2014 the project sacked many of its employees, as a consequence of low visitor numbers and income, coming close to closure. [2]


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