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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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So like most reviews very surprised by how much for children there is here went to pulsars last year but very different experience only thing o would say if you are tall the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Irthlingborough, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is set right on the cliffs with a stunning back drop of the Atlantic. The museums and tours of the mine above ground were very interesting and steeped with history both deep in the past and modern which gives you a real feel for the tough life mining was and is. The only disappointing part of the attraction was... More 

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taverham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

So like most reviews very surprised by how much for children there is here went to pulsars last year but very different experience only thing o would say if you are tall the tunnels May fell tight!

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

You could quite easily spend a full day here. There are the buildings associated with the mine to explore, learning how the mined rock is process. Then there is the underground section of mine, which is the highlight really! Once you're done with the mine there is a great cafe. It was busy, but coped with a Friday lunchtime crowd.... More 

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WARWICKSHIRE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A fascinating insight into the workings of the mine and the lead up to it's closure. Loads to see, the staff were friendly and well informed. There is an opportunity to go part way down the mine, not for those that suffer from claustrophobia! Good cup off tea and reasonably priced in the cafe.Well worth a visit

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This i thought was interesting. of a mine that used to be in production. Until 1991. Then the place closed for good. then came an attraction for people to go round. and get a feel of what the mine was like.You got to go down a mine. and you get to go round the locker rooms and showers and offices... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The best attraction of our holiday. The mine has lots to see - geology, technology, social history, and industrial entrepreneurism. At times it felt like there was more information to read than we could manage so more use of multi-media would have helped, but it was all good and made real by the authenticity of the setting. The signage was... More 

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This is so interesting. We really don't have any idea how hard it was for these guys who worked in mining. This is our 3rd visit [over several years] and we still learn something new. As our grandchildren get older they get different things out of the experience too. Well worth a visit. Lunch in the restaurant was pretty good... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I had to persuade my wife to visit this place as, on the face of it, it did not sound particularly interesting. She feared that it would be very dry and monotonous, especially for the two children (aged 7 and 3). How wrong she was! We have just spent almost three weeks in West and North Cornwall and this was... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Had a very enjoyable day at geevor mines and also visited levant mines 1mle away which you can walk to. The trip was fasinating and you could a great insight into the miners life. The dry room was very interesting and felt as if the miners had just finished for the day. Very nostalgic! Beautiful scenery along the coast and... More 

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Caddington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Well worth visiting in conjunction with the Levant Mine visit just down the road. Loads to see and enjoy, especially the guided mine tour- what an experience. Lots to see and learn about and very helpful guides and staff, also a nice place to stop for lunch.

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Additional Information about Geevor Tin Mine

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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