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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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Devon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

An amazing museum which takes you through the workings of the mine in various stages, tells you about the minerals that were mined. In one room called "The Dry" still has the clothes the men left when the mine closed its doors for the last time. There is also a trip into the mine, my husband did this, and said... More

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Geevor Tin MIne is on the wild far west northern coast of Cornwall not far from the town of St.Just. A former working tin mine, with a history that goes back literally hundreds of years, it closed down in the early 1990s, but has been transformed into a visitor attraction that gives you an extraordinary insight into the tough, dirty... More

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Alicante, Spain
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

The site gives you a real insight into the workings and life of a mine and the community which lived and worked here and in the area. Quite sad when you go into the miners locker room, and realise how devastating it must have been for the men loosing their whole existence. Its an excellent site and you even get... More

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

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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A fascinating place with interesting tours, beautiful scenery and a bonus is dog friendly apart from the underground tour. The cafe serves all homecooked delicious foods..the pasties are fabulous and extremely well priced. Look forward to returning.. We spent nearly the whole day investigating this place :)

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Cornwall
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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