One of Cornwall's biggest tourist attractions is closed today due to "significant flooding" overnight.

The Eden Project has put an announcement on its website and Twitter page, warning: "The Eden Project is closed, Sunday, December 20, due to significant flooding on the site overnight."

It has since given an update to add: "We can confirm that the Eden Project will be closed for the whole of Sunday, December 20.

"We are contacting ticketholders regarding their bookings."

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that at 8.45am this morning the Critical Control Centre received a call from the Eden Project at St Austell asking for help to pump a large amount of flood water.


A crew from St Austell Community Fire Station were sent to liaise with staff on site, assess the incident and provide assistance if possible.

A fire service spokesperson said: "After a quick assessment by the incident commander and liaison between Eden Project staff and the Environment Agency, the crew started pumping water away from the site.

"At 11.10am the crew ceased pumping and the Eden Project staff are arranging for a contractor to attend.

"We are aware that the Eden Project have taken the hard decision to close the site at the present time, as this incident is affecting one of the access roads. "Closing the site has been done to ensure no members of the public are put at risk."

Cornwall Fire and Rescue has now left the scene and any further updates will come from the Eden Project on its website and social media pages.