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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Good example of Cornish tin mine, we had a former miner as a guide which added to the experience. Simple but very good cafe and facilities. Lots to do and see. We felt it was excellent value for money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Me and my boyfriend had a very good day out here it is set up very well and you get a real good feelin wot it would hav been like for the miners back then. My only problem is that i know its a mine and they ate a lot of pastys i was expecting a bit more of a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Set against the stunning, rugged and truly awesome Cornish Coast, Geevor Tin Mine is situated in a stunning location with the sea as a back drop. The site is very well laid out with several interactive displays all relating to the mining that took place at the mine between the 1800's right up to 1986. Whilst educational this place really... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Excellent insight to the workings of a modern tin mine. The underground experience is very good a walk into the hill. Plenty of information boards. A bit pricey but the money goes to the upkeep and improvement of the site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I pad £40 for a family of 5 and I would say it was great value, the site is huge with many buildings to explore. The coastline and cliffs are spectacular and well worth the extra walk. The mine tour itself is very short but the kids really loved panning for gold. You could easily spend the whole day here... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Well worth a visit. Lots to see and a very sad story about the miners that used to work there. Staff were excellent. It does seem expensive to visit at £11 per adult but it was well worth the money. Would love to have had a guided tour so perhaps that is something they can consider in future, even if... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I visited Geevor when it was still a working mine, and I am delighted to say that the history of the mine is well told here. The site is quite extensive and it is well worth making the effort to reach the lower end of the site (after your main visit to the site itself) where it reaches the cliff... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A great insight to Cornwall's mining heritage, seeing all the various processes the ore has to go through was fascinating. The underground tour was good, but was a bit too short really.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Took my 7 and 8 year old during a holiday trip and they loved it. Good value for money as we spent a good half day there. If the children weren't fans of the popular game "Minecraft" I don't think they would have enjoyed it so much but they really did enjoy examining different "ores" and metals. The site is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Such an interesting day out! There is so much history to see in there, including pictures of all the miners who worked there, which makes it lovely and personal. You really got an insight into the miners working life. The mine itself was good but it was pretty quick going through it, I personally don't think it was long enough.... More

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