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Geevor Tin Mine

Pendeen TR19 7EW, England
01736 788662
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Pendeen
Type: Mines
Owner description: This preserved mining site features a museum, underground tour and visitor center all perched on the rugged cliffs of Penwith, offering magnificent... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is well worth a visit, especially if you have absorbed the history of the area. To see how and where miners actually worked quite shocked me - you don't appreciate how a lot of our commodities are brought to us unless you visit places like this and the amount of work and danger that goes into things. The fact... More

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Friendly reception and tour guide. Children really welcome. They can do the underground tour but must be able to walk themselves, as carrying a child isn't allowed due to safety regulations. The mill gives a good idea of how it must've been to work in noisy and dusty conditions, but the underground mines really show how hard working in a... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Geevor tin mine allows you to see how tin mines worked. Full of original buildings/workings, the underground tour with knowledgeable guide. The best tin mine experience in Cornwall. The ticket is valid for one year, and its worth going again and again

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

my son loved it here and spent all day saying things like this is boys stuff mummy.. he enjoyed the walk through the tin mine and looking for gold

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Brilliant views and museum very interesting and very friendly although wearing your had hat was a bit annoying especially on a hot day, teenage boys enjoyed the trip down the mines and buildings around and exploring the headlands would go again for this food was good and reasonable priced but still cost 25.00 for a lunch!!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

I can remember passing Geevor as a child when it was still a working mine so I was looking forward to going inside and I wasn't disappointed. The whole site is like they workers have just walked out and there is a melancholic air about the place that touches you as you walk around; you can almost feel the sadness... More

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Hook, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately we only discovered the mine when passing and therefore did not have the time to go down the shaft, but we were able to explore the museum and surface workings We found the whole of the site to be extremely interesting, social history being brought to life with imagination I am not so sure young children were enjoying their... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

We've done a lot of the most popular attractions around Cornwall over the years so thought we'd try something different and geever tin mine sounded just right! The panning for gold is addictive as if it were for real. And the trip down the mine was interesting. All in all not a bad day out

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Great place to go for a couple of hours, very interesting to look round and learn about the history of the area. Even more interesting was finding out how far some of the tunnels go out under the sea!!!!

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

An interesting and enjoyable trip which kept children and adults both interested. Sad to see the ruin of an industry, especially considering if things had been done differently that industry would be back flourishing again. Includes a little underground tour which gives you an idea of the conditions the miners worked in

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