Heartlands Cornwall

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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)
Theme mainly mining
Area 19 acres (7.7 ha)

Heartlands Cornwall, often known simply as Heartlands, is a World Heritage Site Gateway and visitor attraction in Pool, Cornwall, England, UK. It has been dubbed as Cornwall's first free cultural playground. It was developed at South Crofty's Robinson Shaft and spread over 19 acres in the former mining heart of Cornwall.[1]

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

In 2014 the project came close to closure and was forced to reorganise its business plan and reduce its paid staff as a consequence of low visitor numbers and income.[2] Also a gypsy site located in Heartlands caused the local playground to close.[3]


  1. ^ "About us". Heartlands. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Barton, Lyn (3 March 2014). "Jobs lost as troubled lottery attraction fights to stay afloat". Western Morning News. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  3. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-33359330

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