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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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Good day out, very interesting

My wife and I were on our way back from Lands End and decided to give this a visit as lands End was basically shut. Great little find if a little breezy! Having a chance to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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Oxfordshire
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My wife and I were on our way back from Lands End and decided to give this a visit as lands End was basically shut. Great little find if a little breezy! Having a chance to witness first hand the scale of production and then actually go down the mine was excellent. If going you should allow about 2 1/2... More 

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

With eight of us in our group trip to Geevor we can only agree with other reviews its brilliant. At first sight it appears to be just industrial buildings - its real history showing real workers lives - the guide through the mine was amazing not to be missed - lots of information given through all the buildings - excellent... More 

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Bourne End, null, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It had been about 5 years since our last visit and we were not disappointed , being this time of year it was a treat to be the only visitors, Andrew took us on the mine tour and was so informative a man with a real passion for his job. We could of spent more time there so will be... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Mining was so important to Cornwall ,and this place really shows how it was . You also go into a real mine . So interesting .

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

A fantastic place and well worth the visit . The tour guides are great and very informative . The cafe has great local food and cakes and the gift shop is packed with mementos for the visit

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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44 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Rushed visit due to lack of time but still took around two hours including the underground tour. Fairly empty early in the morning. Display boards good and gave the main information about what you were looking at. Interesting seeing the old mine but it's the 18th Century mine not the main one. You get to do a bit of panning... More 

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Plymouth, UK
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

A very informative afternoon including a superb pasty lunch. Geevor is very much about the recent history of Cornish mining. Though, the underground tour is of the much older Mexico mine. As such it gives you a idea of the harsh conditions miners of old had to put up with. The tour of the processing areas was ably explained by... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Very informative and a step up from most mine "experiences". They real interest is its relatively recent history. The mill tour in particular was fascinating. Everywhere else we have been has focused on the underground, but here the ore processing was featured and explained very well. The huge mill building had a eerie quietness about it, with just one machine... More 

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Moorpark, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We didn't go into the mine but stopped at the nice cafe for a quick snack and to use the restroom. The cafe has a stunning view and delicious pasties at affordable prices. The chocolate nut cake was out of this world. There's plenty of parking and then you walk down a slight hill towards the sea to the cafe.... More 

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Essex, UK
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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Lots to see and a very interesting place to visit. We got a flat tyre when we arrived and cannot thank the kind staff enough, one very helpful member of staff changed our tyre and let us know nearest garages - Thank you very much. We continued our visit and the children and us adults found lots to see. children... More 

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