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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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Canberra, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Didn't know what to expect but enjoyed the tour very interactive and interesting a great view and walks around the mine also a fan cafe excellent fresh made pasties and great coffee

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Cornwall
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

So interesting. Feels like it only shut yesterday. Good to go on a wet or grey day to really feel the atmosphere of the place. Their pasty in the cafe is very good too

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

What a fabulous place, very interesting, excellent displays, very knowledgeable staff and café lovely too

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We arrived in Cornwall on a Sunny Saturday. Sunday became a little misty and very fine rain. We headed down the coast on minor roads, which took in the beauty of the rural coastline and arrived at Geevor Tin Mine. On arrival we all had hard hats to put on, which were available self selected from boxes just inside the... More

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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Good example of Cornish tin mine, we had a former miner as a guide which added to the experience. Simple but very good cafe and facilities. Lots to do and see. We felt it was excellent value for money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Me and my boyfriend had a very good day out here it is set up very well and you get a real good feelin wot it would hav been like for the miners back then. My only problem is that i know its a mine and they ate a lot of pastys i was expecting a bit more of a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Set against the stunning, rugged and truly awesome Cornish Coast, Geevor Tin Mine is situated in a stunning location with the sea as a back drop. The site is very well laid out with several interactive displays all relating to the mining that took place at the mine between the 1800's right up to 1986. Whilst educational this place really... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Excellent insight to the workings of a modern tin mine. The underground experience is very good a walk into the hill. Plenty of information boards. A bit pricey but the money goes to the upkeep and improvement of the site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I pad £40 for a family of 5 and I would say it was great value, the site is huge with many buildings to explore. The coastline and cliffs are spectacular and well worth the extra walk. The mine tour itself is very short but the kids really loved panning for gold. You could easily spend the whole day here... More

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Well worth a visit. Lots to see and a very sad story about the miners that used to work there. Staff were excellent. It does seem expensive to visit at £11 per adult but it was well worth the money. Would love to have had a guided tour so perhaps that is something they can consider in future, even if... More

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