Gumb was born to a stonecutter in Stoke Climsland where his father worked close by in the quarry. Daniel was highly studious where he shows a great interest in mathematics and astronomy. Despite the fact that he followed his father in stone cutting, he was often called upon to map and chart local estates due to his mathematical skills. In order to enjoy both stone cutting and astronomy, he tunnelled a home out of a sloping site of granite making three rooms so he was close to the quarry but it also allowed him to be uninterrupted whilst stargazing.
This room houses our mining collection. Discover the history of local mines, the tools that were used and what the mined metal was turned into. We also have some pre-historic history in this room, along with a replica of the Rillaton Cup, which was found inside an ancient burial mound on Bodmin Moor.