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Hayle Tourist Information Centre
Tel: 01736 754399
Seasonal. Monday to Friday 9.00 – 6.00, closed Thursdays, Saturday 9.30- 12.30.
Hayle has a significant place in the Industrial heritage of Cornwall. During the 19th century, Hayle was the most important foundry in the world where it made Cornish engines and Cornish boilers and had many overseas sales offices.
Hayle Tourist Information Centre Local History
The great Cornish engineers and engine designers Richard Trevithick, Arthur Woolf and William West all provided expertise to Harvey’s Foundry which was unmatched by other foundries. Harvey’s made the largest steam pumping engine ever built, the Cruquius steam engine in Holland.
To read more about the history visit Harveys Foundry Trust. Also the Hayle Heritage Trust sits within Harvey’s Foundry, the nineteenth-century engineering powerhouse famed for the Cornish Beam Engine.
Discover this mighty industrial past and the town’s rich social history in a family-friendly environment just a stone’s throw from Hayle’s celebrated Three Miles of Golden Sands.
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