Cornwall mining heritage
Thu, 28/05/2020

MIREU conference on mining heritage

  • Thu, 28/05/2020

Update regarding the Covid-19 outbreak - we regret to inform you that the workshop has been postponed. We hope to reschedule the workshop for September (dates TBC). It is possible it will take place in a revised format or that it will be cancelled if a suitable alternative is not possible. 

If you registered for the conference, your registration will be used as an expression of interest for the rearranged meeting. 


The full programme is available here

The conference will focus on mining heritage with presentations from globally significant UNESCO mining & metallurgy heritage sites from across Europe and will include a guided excursion to part of the Cornwall & West Devon Mining Landscape UNESCO World Heritage site.

Key messages and findings from the work carried out within the MIREU project will be presented and conference participants will have the opportunity to discuss and debate on topical issues, such as mining resumption in historic areas, creative industries in mining heritage, and transforming historic mining and metallurgy areas into hubs of social & cultural value.

We recommend booking your accommodation in the area around St Michaels Resort, Falmouth as this is where the shuttle bus and coach will be leaving from.

Tuesday 21st April - Mining Heritage

  • Mining Heritage & UNESCO
  • European Regions and Mining & Metallurgy World Heritage
  • Side by Side - Modern Mining and Mining Heritage
  • Mining Heritage parallel workshop sessions
  • Evening reception with the Cornwall Mining Alliance

Wednesday 22nd April - Tin Coast Excursion

  • National Trust Tin Coast excursion 
  • Cornwall & Saxony twinning session

Thursday 23rd April - MIREU Project Progress Day

  • Deliverable presentations (open to all)
  • Network building sessions (open to all)
  • Work Package update meetings (project partners only)
  • Steering Group Meeting (Steering Group only)
  • Conference dinner

Friday 24th April - Eden Project

  • Optional Trip to the Eden Project dependant on interest 

The programme, menu for the conference dinner and travel advice (including advice following the collapse of Flybe airline) are attached. Registration is now closed. 

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