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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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Learn the life of a tin miner

Geevor was a working mine until the late 1980's and now you can wander around the huge site learning about the life of a working mine. There is some hands on stuff for kids to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Geevor was a working mine until the late 1980's and now you can wander around the huge site learning about the life of a working mine. There is some hands on stuff for kids to enjoy like dressing up and panning for gold and you go from building to building learning what each place did and how it fitted in... More 

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Wow what an experience geevor tin mine offers, was worth every penny you get a real feel of how hard mining was and get to see all the equipment that was used, you also get to do some panning for fool’s gold and other colourful stones grate for the children and adults, then you can go underground into the mines... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Really interesting museum .. it really struck me how different tin mining was from a coal mining. Lots of interesting historical background and knowledgeable staff who are keen to chat and give demonstrations. The short guided trip underground gives a good idea of the conditions when the pit was active. We spent over 3 hours at the attraction. Time well... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
11 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Stopped on way around the southern parts of the UK thinking it would be a bit of a tourist trappy/thrown together thing, but is a very professional and laid out set up and even if you think you had no interest in mining, you will be surprised at what you see and learn here. Even just from the history perspective... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The underground tour is amazing - it's great to see the mine from inside. The tour takes about 20mins, and the guide tells interesting stories and the history of the mine as well. Very interesting, great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We really enjoyed our first introduction to mining. Trip appealed on a number of levels - Hard Rock centre explained the process you see on the tour well. Dry room was quite eerie but brought it all to life.

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Melksham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Visited here on a whim, after spotting an advert for it in a brochure. Was a little sceptical, but couldn't have been more wrong. Very informative, interesting and thought-provoking. The tour guide really knew his stuff, wasn't phased by any questions asked. The tour down the mine was the definite highlight, even though I'm not so keen on dark, confined... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Had such a great time at the tin mine. So interesting. Beautiful scenery, and tour guide down mine was so information. A really great place to visit for young and old.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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

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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