You can rent the house for an event, class, workshop or meeting space. Time blocks are morning, afternoon or evening. We have high speed internet for users of the house who require it. Our rates are affordable and we have kitchen facilities for coffee and tea.
We are open on Friday mornings from 9:30 to 12:00 offering coffee, tea, cakes and our famous cheese scones. Our friendly Trustees John and Colin are always present to chat, serve and provide knowledge of Redruth, Cornwall and William Murdoch. Stop in for a cuppa and a chat.
CGMP is a project of Redruth 2000 who oversees the project and are the custodians of the database, materials and items related to the project. The database is a repository of the Cornish Diaspora who have travelled the world over the years to work in the mines of many countries. This is their story and the story of Cornwall. Most edpecially of Redruth, The Heart of Cornish Mining.
Redruth 2000 will commence offering classes for elderly and adults on the usagge of current technology; smart phone, iPads, laptops etc.. in addition we will offer classes or tutorials on a green economy, the environment and how we can help to improve it including plastic free, service to the community and any and all topics of interest to the community.
The house has a kitchen for making coffee and teas, along with a microwave, soup kettle and slow cooker which are available for use. We have high speed internet access and a screen for use with a projector ( we do not have one). The ground floor will seat up to 40 people and chairs and tables are availabe for use as well. Any community organisation, support group, craft group, youth group or private individual may rent the room for a morning, afternoon, evening or all day. Please contact for questions and bookings.
Redruth 2000 is the Charity responsible for the care, upkeep and management of Murdoch House and it's inititatives. We meet every month in the house and are alwasy looking for interested members who are of the same mind as we are. The preservation of the history and culture of our town and it's historic buildings and places, to serve the commuity and to provide a place to meet, learn, have fun and share stories.
This Mudoch invention is still in use today in many devices, from auto transmissions to cordless drills and screwdrivers. It is also used in wind turbines.
Another of Murdoch's innovative works. His steam engine powered the Caledonia steam ship making it one of the fastest of it's time. Sadly the patent was given to his employers.
One of the primary pieces of equipment in the mines of cornall and later the world was the ability to pump water out of the mines. This was accomplished using a steam engine to drive the pumps and extract the water.
Murdoch was always thinking of ways to improve not only his inventions but those of his bosses and others. Stop and think of how a triple valve engine improves the output of an engine over a single valve system. Murdoch was renowned for his innovative and creative thinking. His inventions were a driving force behind the industrial revolution.
Redruth 2000 is working to improve how we serve the community, we strive to offer a place for everyone to visit, learn and recall the rich history of William Murdoch his inventions and how the Cornish miners of Redruth and the surrounding area impacted our world.
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