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Geevor Tin Mine

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Address: Pendeen TR19 7EW, England
Phone Number: 01736 788662
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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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No better way to get greased for Poldark: both book and series

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5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Productions from the UK and the USA tend to begin being broadcast, staged or otherwise offered well after completion of their earliest run in the other nation; with this in mind, we sat --with added incentives- for the release of year one, episode one of Poldark last Sunday night here in New York. It'll be ongoing fun having read the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I went here with my two children, a boy of 12 and girl 11 who has autism and ADHD. They both had a great time, according to my daughter it was the best trip ever! She absolutely loved the hands on aspect, pulling old levers, turning handles, ringing bells! And even coped with the guided tour through Wheal Mexico. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

When we left Geevor yesterday we did a double take at our watches; we just couldn't believe we'd stayed 5 hours! This was longer than we stayed at the Eden Project, and for half the price. There is so much to see and explore. I particularly enjoyed the stories of individual miners and how they came to work at the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

When holidaying in Cornwall it is easy to overlook "museum type" attractions, but a visit to Geevor Mine is both educational and moving. The mine and most of the supporting buildings have been preserved as they were when the mine closed in 1990. You are given a very good insight into the life of the mining families in this far... More 

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Although visiting a Closed Tin Mine may not be everybody's first choice of places to visit Geevor should not be overlooked. Situated near the pretty village of St Just the mine has been preserved just as it was on the day it closed. A thoroughly enjoyable and enlightening time was had during our tour (some guided) which lasted over 3... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

An Excellent experience telling the story of the Tin miners of Cornwall, visit the winding house and compressor room, get hands on with the Hard Rock room, the Miners Dry room is very moving, the underground tour is quite short but very well told by the volunteers along the way. There is also a small Museum in one of the... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Having walked along the Cornish coastal path to approach Geevor we'd already seen many of the historic out buildings and valleys which participated in the mining in Cornwall. Our trip to Geevor tied all the other pieces of information together about what mining had done for the economy and people. On top of that our underground mine guide (retired male)... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I found this place so authentic and obviously really cared about by the people who worked there. It was obviously a hard life but the great camaraderie them really came across. The guide we spoke to was lovely and spoke about Geevor with warmth and passion. It was also saddening to see how the closure must have affected this community.... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We have always wanted to visit the mine to find out its history and were absolutely fascinated by our visit there was so much to see and they show a most interesting film of working life there in its day I really don't know how people managed to cope with such a hard life at the time under dreadful conditions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Fascinating museum, a lot of the former processing areas and former machine rooms are open to have a look round and there is no shortage of information. It is also a brilliant playground for anyone interested in photography, so don't forget your camera! There is a short tour of an old underground 18th century mine near the site that was... More 

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Additional Information about Geevor Tin Mine

Address: Address: Pendeen TR19 7EW, England
Phone Number: 01736 788662
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Pendeen
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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