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Learn how to connect with the Tin Coast’s ancient history through the haze of a sunset and feel the magic of the open elements through the eyes of those who work alongside them every day.

The weather here is fascinating - You can watch it, and see it and feel it and disappear into it when we get these thick thick fogs that happen here from the sea mist coming in.  

Phillipa James, Tin Coast resident

The reason this is called a Cape is because historically it was thought to be the most westerly point in England. When the area was surveyed by the Dutch in the seventeen hundreds, it was found that Lands End was about a hundred metres further west that Cape Cornwall is.  

Richard Saynor

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A short film, created in conversation with Carolyn Kennet, Archaeoastronomy Cornwall, and Richard Saynor, NCI Cape Cornwall Station Manager.

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Chapter 7

Stored With Moth and Rust Destroy

Immerse yourself in the traditions created by the people who shaped the landscape long ago, and find out how those very traditions are being brought back to life today.

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Chapter 5

Deep in Time, Land and Spirit

Discover our rich cultural heritage which is so So SO much more than old buildings, we have an entire human history written into our landscape.

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Chapter 4

Crib or Croust? Here We Say Mossel

From farmer to fisherman, explore the Tin Coast through the power of words and culture.

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Chapter 1

A Remarkable People

Uncover the secrets behind the remarkable people that have pioneered their own future on the Tin Coast.

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Chapter 9

An Uncommon Place

Reflect on a landscape through the eyes of those who have lived it, those who have penned its story and those who still shape its cultural identity.

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Chapter 6

An Astonishing History

A landscape once simultaneously ravaged by nature and industry, discover how the unique mining history of the Tin Coast has shaped the community that thrives here today.

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Chapter 8

Where Sea and Sky Collide

A place where people are born to and drawn to, find out why this coast has become home to artists, makers and more.