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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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What an amazing place! My 6 year old son was so captivated by the whole place it was really lovely to see! We loved all aspects of the museum/site but the dry was so atmospheric... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Disappointed not to go into a mine properly as promised by their leaflets. The only underground thing is very short. We spent over £40 to get in as a family. We later went a mile or so up the road to levant mine and this was far better and included a guided tour, which Geevor DID NOT. Would not recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

What an amazing place! My 6 year old son was so captivated by the whole place it was really lovely to see! We loved all aspects of the museum/site but the dry was so atmospheric and haunting this really shows the true loss of the mining community! We loved the wheal Mexico tour aswell and appreciated the guides inside as... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Folks if you are ever in this part of Cornwall only 7 miles from beautiful Penzance pay a visit so well worth it Don't be put off by the admission price it still great experience.If your lucky enough to go and get the underground tour with the ex train driver you hit the jackpot what a very pleasant knowledgeable man... More 

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Michael S, Manager at Geevor Tin Mine, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed your visit here. Geevor was one of the last Cornish tin mines to close and we have tried to keep everything much as it was back in 1990 - it is now the only complete 20th century tin mine left in the county. I'll pass your message on to Peter (the ex-train driver)! Best wishes from... More 

Irthlingborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is set right on the cliffs with a stunning back drop of the Atlantic. The museums and tours of the mine above ground were very interesting and steeped with history both deep in the past and modern which gives you a real feel for the tough life mining was and is. The only disappointing part of the attraction was... More 

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Michael S, Manager at Geevor Tin Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive views of Geevor. The underground tour is through tunnels of 18th century Wheal Mexico mine. When we consider that these tunnels were dug by hand using the most basic of tools by men and boys we can appreciate the harsh conditions that they must have worked in to try and 'win' a few pounds of... More 

taverham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

So like most reviews very surprised by how much for children there is here went to pulsars last year but very different experience only thing o would say if you are tall the tunnels May fell tight!

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

You could quite easily spend a full day here. There are the buildings associated with the mine to explore, learning how the mined rock is process. Then there is the underground section of mine, which is the highlight really! Once you're done with the mine there is a great cafe. It was busy, but coped with a Friday lunchtime crowd.... More 

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Michael S, Manager at Geevor Tin Mine, responded to this review

Hello Nick S. Thanks you for your very positive review of Geevor. We much appreciate this! With regards to your suggestion of an audio tour this is something that we will be working on! Many thanks. More 

WARWICKSHIRE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A fascinating insight into the workings of the mine and the lead up to it's closure. Loads to see, the staff were friendly and well informed. There is an opportunity to go part way down the mine, not for those that suffer from claustrophobia! Good cup off tea and reasonably priced in the cafe.Well worth a visit

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This i thought was interesting. of a mine that used to be in production. Until 1991. Then the place closed for good. then came an attraction for people to go round. and get a feel of what the mine was like.You got to go down a mine. and you get to go round the locker rooms and showers and offices... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The best attraction of our holiday. The mine has lots to see - geology, technology, social history, and industrial entrepreneurism. At times it felt like there was more information to read than we could manage so more use of multi-media would have helped, but it was all good and made real by the authenticity of the setting. The signage was... More 

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Michael S, Manager at Geevor Tin Mine, responded to this review

Dear Philip B. Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. This is very much appreciated by all of us. Your suggestions of more use of multi-media is a project that we are actively exploring. Your comments regarding additional signage is also something that we have recently addressed and will be reviewing. Once again, many thanks. More 

Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is so interesting. We really don't have any idea how hard it was for these guys who worked in mining. This is our 3rd visit [over several years] and we still learn something new. As our grandchildren get older they get different things out of the experience too. Well worth a visit. Lunch in the restaurant was pretty good... More 

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Michael S, Manager at Geevor Tin Mine, responded to this review

Dear Gill M. Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your visits and the nice things you say. We certainly hope to see you again! Best wishes from all of us here! More 

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Additional Information about Geevor Tin Mine

Address: Pendeen TR19 7EW, England
Phone Number: 01736 788662
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Pendeen
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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