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Geevor Tin Mine

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Address: , Pendeen TR19 7EW, England
Phone Number: 01736 788662
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Description: This preserved mining site features a museum, underground tour and visitor...
This preserved mining site features a museum, underground tour and visitor center all perched on the rugged cliffs of Penwith, offering magnificent coastal views high above the crashing surf below.
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Very good attraction, but allow plenty of time to visit as there is so much to see and experience, I found the overground tour fascinating, the underground tour is short and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Very good attraction, but allow plenty of time to visit as there is so much to see and experience, I found the overground tour fascinating, the underground tour is short and access may not suit those unsteady on their feet.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

An excellent day out and very interesting. We spent 5 hours here and left feeling well informed and a little sad (after all the history and hard work of thousands of people was just left to rot in the 80s). The old mine you walk though was excellent, in fact we went though twice. And we loved walking though the... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Easily found, large free carpark. Welcoming staff, very interesting museum scattered across the whole large site with well imformed members at various sections. Grandkids loved the place, especially the Panning. Finding thousands of pounds worth of "Gems" to which they brought home in the little bags provided. There's a fair bit of walking on rough ground and numerous stairs/steps. The... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We went as a family and we all loved it. Boy 6 years & girl 3 years. Lots to see and do. Very real, nothing twee or flase Lots of interactive stuff for the children and we all especially enjoyed going underground. The staff were wonderful, many of them actually used to work in the mine when it was a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

As a lover of all things geological, I was ecstatic when my wife Judith showed me the leaflet to Geevor Tin Mine. On a rainy August morning we packed the thermos and set off in the Toyota Prius to our destination. After a half hour on the gorgeous Cornish roads we arrived at the mine. I was slightly annoyed by... More 

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We visited Geevor tin mine today. This was the best industrial heritage site we've visited. It was not over interpretation and seemed to convey an authenticity often missing at this type of attraction. It was interesting, engaging and poignant.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 NEW

It was a wet and miserable day and we was struggling to find things to do with our 15yr son. Flicking through the leaflets in our cabin we came across the mine one and decided to give it a try, and glad we did. Our son went in with a face like thunder as he wasn't impressed with all the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was a modern mine. I found our visit fascinating but tinged with a bit of sadness... not usual for a visit to a museum, but Geevor makes many references to the workforce which downed tools here for the last time in the late 20th century. The above ground buildings are interesting. The Mill was our favourite, but I was... More 

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Fantastically done it felt like the miners had just left, the tea earn still smells of tea if you lift the lid. It was great to also see and read their personal stories. Very sad to hear the mine has been left to flood so no chance of going underground except for a very small and historic tunnel into the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Visited here on our recent holiday - family of four (10 & 12 yrs). It was a gloomy day and so we got here early and it was very busy by the time we left. An interesting and well laid out attraction which had lots of interest for all of the family. An old industrial site which shows the process... More 

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