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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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Kent
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28 reviews 28 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

There is lots to look at here and a great deal of history. Apart from the panning I do not think there is a lot here for little ones. Free car park good start. Great views over the sea. The walk towards the under tour was interesting. The underground bit was as expected very cramped wet and dirty. You have... More

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UK
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7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

A real tin mine which was working until 1990, and which feels like it could start back up again too if the tin price rose once more. It has buckets of character - the 'Dry' is a great piece of social history in itself. The big treat is the chance to explore an eighteenth-century hand-carved mine on the site, which... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Wasn't expecting the day to be so full. We had an excellent time and the kids were totally engaged. The museum is fantastic with lots of hands on things to do and this put the mine and all of the processing into context. Signs were really informative and meant that you knew what happened in each part of the mine.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Loved going down wheal Mexico. Really interesting learning more about the history of the mine. Beautiful site.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The mine workings, mill and underground tour were all excellent. The hospitality side of the facility needs attention though. Twenty five minute wait for two pasties and a panini although to be fair there was one girl working her socks off at the service counter and till, and several others meandering fairly aimlessly. The toilets were also pretty squalid, and... More

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Portsmouth
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6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was an interesting few hours. I had never seen the inside of a mine before and didn't realise the conditions that the miners worked in. I think that more could have been don with the underground section and also with the tour through the main building. There were not enough guides to explain what was there and often we... More

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This is a relatively modern set of mine workings that shut down in 1990, it is an amazing site with a real wealth of interesting things to see and do, we panned for gold, waked through a 200 year old section of drift mine and hand drilled rock. The staff were all very helpful and above all polite and knowledgeable.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Very interesting place to visit. Opens your eyes to what life was like for a miner. Loads of buildings to investigate including what was done with the ore after it was raised to the surface. Even had a small old mine you could enter.

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UK
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Your on holiday, it's a bit cool for the beech, so why not do some exploring, we did and Geevor Tin mine was one of the best mornings we have spent, on a 'cool' day on holiday. Loads to do and not to expensive.

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chester
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4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Can't fault this place as a testament to the tin mining industry in the area Very informative Knowledgable and friendly staff My 5yr old and 14 yr old were not bored Lovely views from the cliff tops Walk through the old buildings Into the 19th Century Mine Workings Pan for "gold" See the rooms as they were left when the... More

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