The Teddies would love to see you!
Monday: 10:00 – 16:30
Tuesday: 10:00 – 16:30
Wednesday: 10:00 – 16:30
Thursday: CLOSED except for special group arrangements.
Friday: CLOSED except for special group arrangements.
Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 16:30
Entry costs £5 for adults. Carers get in free. Group discounts available.
Private sessions with one-to-one therapy with the bears £10 per person per hour, to include a free ‘TheraTed’ bear on your first session.
We are happy to work with local groups to use the museum for their activities, for example parent and toddler groups, dementia support groups, people with autism or learning differences, and anyone else who would benefit from quiet time with our teddies. Please get in touch with us to discuss your needs, and what we could offer.
There are toilets in the building, for use of museum visitors, including a disabled toilet and baby change facilities.
How to find us
Bear in Mine’d is at the King Edward Mine, in Troon, in the old Blacksmith’s Shop. You can follow brown tourist signs to the King Edward Mine from the A30. The postcode of the Museum is TR14 9HW.
There is an extensive gravel car park on the King Edward Mine site. Unless you are entitled to disabled parking, please use that, on the left as you come up the main drive. The museum is in the row of buildings facing down the hill, at the head of the drive.
This is the map of where we are:
Use ‘What Three Words’ app to find Bear in Mined (https://what3words.com/)
The entrance to the King Edward Mine site is: ///estuaries.displays.trample
The car park is: ///distracts.retraced.consented
The museum is at: ///games.fish.storyline
By public transport
The First Kernow bus 47 from Truro to Troon via Redruth, Portreath and Camborne passes near to the museum. https://www.transportforcornwall.co.uk/#journey There is about a 10 minute walk from the bus stop.
Bear in Mine’d has space outside for disabled parking only.
We have a ramp to the front door, and a disabled toilet, with a separate baby change space in the other toilet.
There are places to sit down in the museum, and no internal steps. While there is space to navigate between the exhibits in a wheelchair or with a pushchair, there are a couple of areas that you may be inaccessible. A manual wheelchair is available to use in the porch. Please let us know if you are planning to visit and want to discuss how much space you need.
The space is designed to be restful, but there is quiet birdsong playing in the background, and some areas of low lighting. There is a lot to see, and many delicate exhibits, so please discuss with us before visiting, if you need extra accommodations due to a disability or condition of someone in your group.