Who can forget the Man Engine’s unveiling in 2016? Crowds gathered throughout the county as the largest mechanical puppet ever to be constructed in Britain steamed the length of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site during the Summer of 2016.
149,400 tourists and locals witnessed the breath-taking sight of the Man Engine over ten days in Cornwall, with an estimated audience spend of £2.97 million, a huge economic boost for Cornwall.
2018 sees the return of the Man Engine as he embarks on his ‘Resurrection Tour’ Beginning right here in Penwith.
On Saturday 31st March, The Man Engine will re-appear where he was last seen at Geevor Tin Mine in West Penwith. He will then head east to Heartlands on Easter Sunday (1st April), followed by a visit to Cornwall’s ancient Stannary capital Lostwithiel on Easter Monday (2nd April.) He will then be crossing the Tamar to Tavistock on Tuesday 3rd April before heading up country to Radstock, South Wales, Shropshire, Yorkshire and Derbyshire.
As Will Coleman of Golden Tree Productions (the instigator of The Man Engine) explains, this time there will be two different events at each location; “The ‘Afternooner’ will give families and Big Kids the chance to really get to know their favourite giant miner as part of an industrial-scale feast of fun and frolics. The ‘Afterdarker’ promises an edgier explosive experience, including white-hot pyrotechnics – sparks will fly! Suffice to say, we are cranking up the experience that held everyone spellbound last time.”
For more information and to book your tickets to see the Man Engine’s return to Cornwall visit www.manenginetickets.com