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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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Greeted by lovely ladies at the reception area. Very interesting tour, lots of very polite and patient tour guides. Would visit again even my 3 son aged 12,18 and 21 all said they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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English first
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Greeted by lovely ladies at the reception area. Very interesting tour, lots of very polite and patient tour guides. Would visit again even my 3 son aged 12,18 and 21 all said they would visit again. Wear comfortable shoes!

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South Ockendon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Geevor mine allows visitors to learn lots about the mining heritage of this part of Cornwall including a visit underground. Grandchildren loved the free panning for gold.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This 'museum' is pretty amazing. It is also very emotional. The prices are average, maybe slightly more expensive, but if you are a national trust member visit levant mine first and get a voucher for money off. The layout is really good, some of it remains as it did when it closed, and you actually get to know what life... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was so interesting how tough these miners were and how they managed to work in those conditions well worth the visit

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a superb place, thought we'd spend a couple of hours and stayed for the whole day. Gave a thorough technical, historical, economic and social picture of what tin mining meant to Cornwall. The staff were all very friendly and informative. Seeing where the miners all worked as if it had been abandoned yesterday, gave a very human connection... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I can 100% recommend Geevor Mine as a fantastic family day out and I mean all day too. We spent the full day there and found it fascinating, fun, informative and slightly sad that all of this industry has now ceased. There are brilliant exhibitions, displays, lots to see and do and the best thing is going down into the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Back in 1989 we were one of the last public groups to go underground at Geevor, when it was still a working mine. It was sad that the mine closed, but good to go back and visit the museum. Well done for excellent displays, lots to see and do, especially the panning and grinding, and of course the trip underground... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Lasts 3 hours if you were to visit every part of the mine. Walking through the underground mine was the best part and hunting for gold was enjoyed by the kids - hard hats and coats provided. Cafe on site with hot and cold drinks. Great if you're interested in the history but not something I would recommend for occupying... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Went here to please Hubs, who has actually worked in a gold mine so was eager to see this. We (Yes, both of us) loved it! Really well done; lovely cafe and gift shop. Staff enthusiastic, I'd recommend it for kids, as well. Lots of free parking.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Easy to find, good historical facts about the history of mining in Cornwall, you get to go under ground to experience the working conditions, if you are 6ft tall or over you will have to stoop through, so not great if you have a bad back, but well worth the stuggle, dress accordingly too, saw people in flip flops, bad... More 

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