Mine Tenement is predominantly a closed site for historical research, preservation and the archaeology of silver mining in Combe Martin. The site is most suited to adult visitors and accompanied older children (14+), we do however welcome all interested ages.

All visitors must read the site safety document (available on the link below or on site) and sign in on their arrival.

CMSMS Conditions of Entry and Site Safety for Visitors PDF

Please use our contact page to get in touch to book an appointment or alternatively through our Facebook page.

Guided Tour
Requires weather appropriate clothing and footwear (hiking shoes, boots or wellies) . The terrain is uneven in places and often muddy. You are able to have a guided tour of Mine Tenement and look through our small yet detailed museum.

The museum houses many artifacts found on site from above and below ground. How did an American civil war tunic button arrive in Combe Martin? Was the lady’s shoe found in the bottom of the reservoir shaft an offering after losing her son, who tragically drowned in the reservoir whilst on a errand for his dads pipe tobacco?

As a non profit society, we do not charge an entry fee, we kindly ask if you have enjoyed your visit to leave a donation. Donations help us to continue the work carried out at Mine Tenement and make up a large part of our yearly budget.

We will do our best to provide support in allowing those with disabilities access to all elements. Please do contact us to discuss any disability or impairment you may have to see how we can help.

Parking/transport – We have ample parking on site for several cars. Alternatively the 301 bus service runs through Combe Martin between Ilfracombe and Barnstaple

Toilets – We do not have toilet facilities on site. The closest public facilities are at the beach car park in Combe Martin.

Open Times
Thursday 10:00-16:00, Sunday 08:00-12:00

From the beach in Combe Martin, head South East along the A399 until you reach the New Co-op store and take a left opposite onto Comers Lane. After 0.1 of a mile take the first left onto Bowhay Lane, follow this track along passed the log cabin and house and enter through the gateway. You have arrived.