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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, Outdoors
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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.
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Moorpark, California
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406 reviews 406 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We didn't go into the mine but stopped at the nice cafe for a quick snack and to use the restroom. The cafe has a stunning view and delicious pasties at affordable prices. The chocolate nut cake was out of this world. There's plenty of parking and then you walk down a slight hill towards the sea to the cafe.... More

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Essex, UK
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Lots to see and a very interesting place to visit. We got a flat tyre when we arrived and cannot thank the kind staff enough, one very helpful member of staff changed our tyre and let us know nearest garages - Thank you very much. We continued our visit and the children and us adults found lots to see. children... More

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United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Geevor Tin Mining Museum on the rugged North Coast of Cornwall is an amazing and educational day out. Set in what remains of a once thriving tin mine, the museum describes and displays the fascinating story of the mining of tin and other ores from these Cornish cliffs and out under the sea. From the mining and miners to the... More

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Bacup, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We hadn't planned on stopping at Geevor and just kind of stumbled upon it as we drove around the St Just area. The staff were friendly and helpful. We had about half an hour to browse the museum and other buildings before being taken on a tour of the mill. The tour guide, Ewan, was knowledgeable and friendly and was... More

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Feltham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

As a engineer I may be slightly bias to a visit here as I love to see and learn about how things are done. However my girlfriend is not a engineer but also loved it here. What I find fantastic about this place is the fact that it been preserved exactly how the miners left it in 1992 when it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Spent 5 hours here, looking round the site and going underground in one of the disused mines. The talk in the dry room was very interesting as given by a former miner from the site. Even my teenage daughter found it interesting which in itself is a credit as to how good this place is. Definitely a must see if... More

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Bedford UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We are grandparents (one an ex Geog teacher), Mum & Dad with 3 kids of 11, 11 & 7. Although £50+ seemed a lot when divided between us the entry fees weren't too bad. Plenty of interesting stuff including an underground tour which the kids loved but one of the adults had to bail out of because it felt too... More

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

A very worthwhile visit. The café sells excellent food, including the famous Cornish Pastie, at very reasonable prices. The site is as it was when the mine closed with a few additions giving film shows. The knowledgeable staff who gave demonstrations and take you below ground were brilliant. Not too much talking to be boring but enough to keep you... More

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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We spent about five hours there but could have spent much more time as there is so much to see that We will be re visiting next time we are in Cornwall. The Cornish pasty in the restaurant was tasty and good value

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This exhibition shows the whole story of mining from the face to the finished article, there are films, interactive items, panning, even and ancient mining tunnel and shaft to go down (all perfectly safe), but gives you a little glimpse on how life was down at the ‘face’ of the mine. There is still one working ‘panning’ machine (out of... More

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