World Heritage Site Status

What makes it special?

Find out how Cornish mining helped change the world. It’s a story of everyday people – hundreds of thousands of them – who had a profound effect on the landscape they lived in and the world we live in today. 
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What is a World Heritage Site?

Explore what World Heritage Site (WHS) status is and why our Cornwall and west Devon mining landscapes have it.
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