The largest mechanical puppet ever built in Britain, designed and built in Cornwall, has been chosen as the UK’s favourite National Lottery-funded arts project, winning a £5,000 grant and a trophy.
Named the ‘Man Engine’, the 10-metre puppet of a Cornish tin miner was created by Golden Tree Productions to celebrate Cornwall’s rich tin mining heritage and the 10th anniversary of it as a World Heritage Site.
The ‘Man Engine’ toured Cornwall extensively last year and plans are afoot for him to explore further across England and South Wales in 2018.
There are numerous locations right across Cornwall which form part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, such as the Tamar Valley Mining District, the St. Just Mining District and the St. Agnes Mining District.
Whether your interest is in geology, engineering or industrial history, Cornwall has it all.
Exploring Cornwall’s Rich Industrial Past
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