20/20 completes Trust project

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National Trust, East Pool Mine

Falmouth-based 20/20 has completed a large-scale project for the National Trust at East Pool Mine – formerly known as Cornish Mines and Engines – to encourage visitors to get involved in Cornwall’s rich mining history.

The newly-developed visitor centre was officially unveiled to the public on Tuesday, when entry was free to encourage visitors to engage with the exhibitions and find out more about how the site worked.

Cornish design and build company 20/20 won a competitive tender process to improve the East Pool Mine visitor experience and the way that people journey through the site.

Dave Tonkin who led the design team for 20/20, said: “We have designed and installed interactive features so people can get a real understanding of scientific and engineering principles. It was great to see all of this coming into play at the official opening.”

He added: “We have tried to keep the written information on the displays as light as possible – the exhibition pieces themselves and the hands on exploration are the main attraction. In-depth books are then strategically placed so that visitors can find out more about topics of particular interest.”