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The Man Engine

In July 2006, the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Last year, in celebration of the 10th anniversary, the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site Partnership commissioned an exciting memorial to the historic engineering creativity of the region with a 12 metre high mechanical giant called “the Man Engine”. Part man, part machine, the towering metal ‘Man Engine’ designed by Will Coleman and his team at Golden Tree Productions, Cornwall, had a real fire in its belly, a beating beam-engine in its heart and the heritage of the entire British Industrial Revolution in