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Geevor Tin Mine

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Address: Pendeen TR19 7EW, England
Phone Number: 441736788662
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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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Cornish history - with the real workers!

Visited on a whim on a cold wet Cornwall day. Took the tour and underground mine visit. Guided by an excellent team member who knew all of the workings and kept the kids involved... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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New Delhi, India
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited on a whim on a cold wet Cornwall day. Took the tour and underground mine visit. Guided by an excellent team member who knew all of the workings and kept the kids involved and interested. The underground tour was interesting, and confirmed some of the techniques and methods dicussed during the workings tour.

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Oxfordshire, UK
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442 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the mine quickly for lunch and a look around the shop as we did the mine tours last year (very impressive and highly recommended.) We were impressed by the cafe - lots of choice, nice atmosphere and great views over the mine and the sea. The man serving was pleasant and had quite a nice chat about our... More 

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Thank JerseyGirl1981
Wareham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had wanted to visit Geevor tin mine for some time and eventually managed to. I dragged my wife here who was far from keen on the idea to say the least, and she ended up really enjoying it! This was despite terrible weather too! There is lots to see and do here. It's a lot bigger than you expect.... More 

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Thank Adam H
Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Fabulous museum with great artefacts and information. Great mine tour too! Had a great time exploring, despite the rain!

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Thank BlueYonderDreams
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Had a great time here. There was so much to see and do. It was fascinating looking around everything and being able to touch some of the old machinery. Very informative throughout and great guides leading you around the actual mine with great knowledge. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Sarah B
England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Learnt more about mining on this excellent visit than I had known previously all my life. High point was the tour with the very knowledgeable guide who took a lot of time to explain both the history and the technology of the site. Cafe was a real treat too chatty friendly staff and spectacular sea views

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Thank EnglandMick
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

hear we have a piece of history in the making ,dotted along the cornish coast there are lots of disused tin mine heads ,very photogenic..but at geevor you get the full history of the beginnings, you get the full sence of what it must have been like to work in such conditions,,the staff seeing you through each section are very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Really enjoyed the 4 hours we spent here - spent longer than we planned and talked about it for ages afterwards. You don't have to be into geology or engineering or Poldark to enjoy this as the site is about a whole way of life for much of the population through the ages. The guides are really informative and as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Ramshackle buildings form the basis of an evocative visit which includes visiting the underground workings.Guided tour by extremely well informed ex miner.(

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Thank Michael S
Chippenham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

It's as if the miners and employees had just gone home. It was a great place to visit, very interesting and the experts (some previous employees) are very knowledgeable, the kids enjoyed the panning for gold, the actual mine tour was amazing. Even my 16 year old daughter enjoyed the day.

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