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Geevor Tin Mine

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Address: Pendeen TR19 7EW, England
Phone Number: 441736788662
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This preserved mining site features a museum, underground tour and...

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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Mining masterclass

Learnt more about mining on this excellent visit than I had known previously all my life. High point was the tour with the very knowledgeable guide who took a lot of time to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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English first
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Learnt more about mining on this excellent visit than I had known previously all my life. High point was the tour with the very knowledgeable guide who took a lot of time to explain both the history and the technology of the site. Cafe was a real treat too chatty friendly staff and spectacular sea views

Thank EnglandMick
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

hear we have a piece of history in the making ,dotted along the cornish coast there are lots of disused tin mine heads ,very photogenic..but at geevor you get the full history of the beginnings, you get the full sence of what it must have been like to work in such conditions,,the staff seeing you through each section are very... More 

Thank sailor sam J
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62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Really enjoyed the 4 hours we spent here - spent longer than we planned and talked about it for ages afterwards. You don't have to be into geology or engineering or Poldark to enjoy this as the site is about a whole way of life for much of the population through the ages. The guides are really informative and as... More 

Thank 2202
London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ramshackle buildings form the basis of an evocative visit which includes visiting the underground workings.Guided tour by extremely well informed ex miner.(

Thank Michael S
Chippenham, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's as if the miners and employees had just gone home. It was a great place to visit, very interesting and the experts (some previous employees) are very knowledgeable, the kids enjoyed the panning for gold, the actual mine tour was amazing. Even my 16 year old daughter enjoyed the day.

Thank Mike G
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly, this event is open all year (not Saturdays), which is a bonus and when we visited on 1st November it was practically empty. Very friendly, informative staff and a REALLY interesting day out. So much to see and do and to learn about, particularly when it is a part of history which is so recent as well. The underground... More 

Thank crabsallover
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we got here it was a dull and rainy day so the mine looked gloomy. We got kitted up with hard hats and started our walk around the mine apart from having to go outdoors to the different parts of the mine we didn't get to wet. I enjoyed going down the mine though very low and very narrow... More 

Thank ʚϊɞ Michelle H
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A site with a stunning coastal view. I went with my teens and 8 year old, this was a return visit. We had visited a couple of years ago but the children still found it fascinating , they loved watching the shaking tables separate the tin. My little one lived the underground mine tunnel. Food available on site was lovely... More 

Thank cornish-penguin
Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Geevor is an industrial gem. Genuinely interesting for the whole family. We had a great and knowledgable guide and the site has been preserved as if the workers had just downed tools. A real eye opener and so so much better than overblown, expensive and disappointing fluff like The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens - Names that promise much... More 

Thank Tim J
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really reminded me of my first job working in a bottle factory. Not so much a historical exhibit as a window into the world of dirty hard work that many people never get to see.

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