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Address: Pendeen TR19 7EW, England
Phone Number: 01736 788662
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Sun - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Brilliant day out

Good value for money. Plenty to see, made you really think about how difficult life was as a tin miner when you explored the earlier workings. Afternoon tea in the cafe was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Good value for money. Plenty to see, made you really think about how difficult life was as a tin miner when you explored the earlier workings. Afternoon tea in the cafe was excellent value for money and delicious. Treat yourself.

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Bude, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We went whilst we were in the area already, expecting a short stop off for a couple of hours. It was a great experience and we spent several hours here (could've spent all day if we'd arrived sooner!). Greatly appreciated the generous student discount aswell - would recommend this to all students in the area. This attraction makes me (more)... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Geevor Tin Mine in the far west of Cornwall,between the villages of Pendeen and Trewellard. The site offers a good in-site in to tin mining as It was operational between 1911 and 1990 during which time it produced about 50,000 tons of black tin. I would suggest you start your visit by watching a short film, and then as you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit. Go and see this. Was on holiday down in Cornwall and was researching the history.

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St Agnes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

I took my four year old boy to Geevor after I told him we could go underground to see where the miners used to work. Not only did we do that but we also got to see some other very interesting things as well. A special mention must go to the Dry room where it seems as though its still... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Good all round experience, lots to see and do, give yourself plenty of time. Going underground was an adventure looking at how they had to work in such a small environment, fantastic !!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Called in late on so didn't get to see it all. Well worth a visit to get some appreciation of tin mining. The chap that took us through the plant and mine was a former employee so talked with knowledge and passion. Wish we had got there earlier.

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Spiez, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Cornwall has a significant industrial past and Geevor was one of the very last tin mines to be worked in the county, closing only 25 years ago. A lot of the installations look as though they would still be ready to run, a genuine mine, where the men have only just gone home. This was not built as a tourist... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I was not sure I was going to like it here but how wrong was I. Going through the mine and feeling how they must have felt walking through and working down there was strange. Most of it you can't stand fully up and some you have to squeeze through and go side ways, my back was breaking but was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

wow - glad we found this place, thought it might be a bit touristee, but it was very interesting, loads of great reading & presentations and amazing time preserved parts of the workings and the way of life that these guys led - amazing the hard work that had to go into extracting the tin. Best bit was the dry... More 

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