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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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Very interesting - must see!

When visiting Cornwall a must see is a Cornish Mine. We visited Geevor and really enjoyed it, there is so much to see and absorb so allow plently of time. Another must whilst... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

When visiting Cornwall a must see is a Cornish Mine. We visited Geevor and really enjoyed it, there is so much to see and absorb so allow plently of time. Another must whilst there is to go down into the mine on the guided tour (about 30 minutes). The staff who work here are very knowledgeable and have so much... More 

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Leominster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We only intended to spend a morning here, but ended up spending all day and still didn't see everything. It's much more than a factual account of mining: it's a moving testament to the men who worked here. Several guides are former miners. Don't miss it.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Restaurant was a life saver on a cold dank day in early May when we walked over from Levant NT site to get some lunch. Staff very helpful and good with baby.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Geevor was a working mine until the late 1980's and now you can wander around the huge site learning about the life of a working mine. There is some hands on stuff for kids to enjoy like dressing up and panning for gold and you go from building to building learning what each place did and how it fitted in... More 

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Wow what an experience geevor tin mine offers, was worth every penny you get a real feel of how hard mining was and get to see all the equipment that was used, you also get to do some panning for fool’s gold and other colourful stones grate for the children and adults, then you can go underground into the mines... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Really interesting museum .. it really struck me how different tin mining was from a coal mining. Lots of interesting historical background and knowledgeable staff who are keen to chat and give demonstrations. The short guided trip underground gives a good idea of the conditions when the pit was active. We spent over 3 hours at the attraction. Time well... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Stopped on way around the southern parts of the UK thinking it would be a bit of a tourist trappy/thrown together thing, but is a very professional and laid out set up and even if you think you had no interest in mining, you will be surprised at what you see and learn here. Even just from the history perspective... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The underground tour is amazing - it's great to see the mine from inside. The tour takes about 20mins, and the guide tells interesting stories and the history of the mine as well. Very interesting, great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We really enjoyed our first introduction to mining. Trip appealed on a number of levels - Hard Rock centre explained the process you see on the tour well. Dry room was quite eerie but brought it all to life.

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Melksham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Visited here on a whim, after spotting an advert for it in a brochure. Was a little sceptical, but couldn't have been more wrong. Very informative, interesting and thought-provoking. The tour guide really knew his stuff, wasn't phased by any questions asked. The tour down the mine was the definite highlight, even though I'm not so keen on dark, confined... More 

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