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Geevor Tin Mine

Address: Pendeen TR19 7EW, England
Phone Number: 01736 788662
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Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Pendeen
Type: Mines, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This preserved mining site features a museum, underground tour and visitor center all perched on...
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Type: Mines, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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West Sussex
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Stunning location north west of Landsend - cafe with great pasties and incredible view. Lots to look at and then a real idea of what a very hard job it must have been to be a miner. The social history is very emotive and thought provoking. Go!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

A former tin mine, operated until 1990, now open as a museum. Opportunity to see all the different parts of the workings including the extensive mill area and poignant Dry room which is a glimpse into the lives of the men who worked the pit. Talks are given by former miners/site staff. The underground tour of the 18th century mine... More 

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We visited this mine and found it was very well presented. As it was a cold February day we were the only two people on our tour, so it was good to not be stuck in a group. Our guide, Andrew was really informative and knew his stuff. We learnt lots about the mine and were able to have a... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We first visited this mine when it was originally working and to see it now, deralict in places is quite sad, BUT the museum is doing a wonderfull job of restoring the various buildings and provide an excellent tour of the site. The associated shop stocks a wide range of books, postcards and other items for purchase. We had the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

A working mine until 1990, Greevor Tin Mine has much to offer to the visitor. One can visit the many buildings still left on site and read about them in detail as well as visit the little museum. Kids can pan for minerals and learn the story of the Greevor cats. There is also a café with lovely views out... More 

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Oxfordshire
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My wife and I were on our way back from Lands End and decided to give this a visit as lands End was basically shut. Great little find if a little breezy! Having a chance to witness first hand the scale of production and then actually go down the mine was excellent. If going you should allow about 2 1/2... More 

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

With eight of us in our group trip to Geevor we can only agree with other reviews its brilliant. At first sight it appears to be just industrial buildings - its real history showing real workers lives - the guide through the mine was amazing not to be missed - lots of information given through all the buildings - excellent... More 

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Bourne End, null, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It had been about 5 years since our last visit and we were not disappointed , being this time of year it was a treat to be the only visitors, Andrew took us on the mine tour and was so informative a man with a real passion for his job. We could of spent more time there so will be... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Mining was so important to Cornwall ,and this place really shows how it was . You also go into a real mine . So interesting .

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

A fantastic place and well worth the visit . The tour guides are great and very informative . The cafe has great local food and cakes and the gift shop is packed with mementos for the visit

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