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Geevor Tin Mine

Pendeen TR19 7EW, England
01736 788662
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Pendeen
Type: Mines, Outdoors
Owner description: This preserved mining site features a museum, underground tour and visitor center all perched on...
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Type: Mines, Outdoors
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Sun - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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163 reviews 163 reviews
38 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Rushed visit due to lack of time but still took around two hours including the underground tour. Fairly empty early in the morning. Display boards good and gave the main information about what you were looking at. Interesting seeing the old mine but it's the 18th Century mine not the main one. You get to do a bit of panning... More 

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Plymouth, UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

A very informative afternoon including a superb pasty lunch. Geevor is very much about the recent history of Cornish mining. Though, the underground tour is of the much older Mexico mine. As such it gives you a idea of the harsh conditions miners of old had to put up with. The tour of the processing areas was ably explained by... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Very informative and a step up from most mine "experiences". They real interest is its relatively recent history. The mill tour in particular was fascinating. Everywhere else we have been has focused on the underground, but here the ore processing was featured and explained very well. The huge mill building had a eerie quietness about it, with just one machine... More 

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Moorpark, California
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239 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We didn't go into the mine but stopped at the nice cafe for a quick snack and to use the restroom. The cafe has a stunning view and delicious pasties at affordable prices. The chocolate nut cake was out of this world. There's plenty of parking and then you walk down a slight hill towards the sea to the cafe.... More 

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Essex, UK
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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Lots to see and a very interesting place to visit. We got a flat tyre when we arrived and cannot thank the kind staff enough, one very helpful member of staff changed our tyre and let us know nearest garages - Thank you very much. We continued our visit and the children and us adults found lots to see. children... More 

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United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Geevor Tin Mining Museum on the rugged North Coast of Cornwall is an amazing and educational day out. Set in what remains of a once thriving tin mine, the museum describes and displays the fascinating story of the mining of tin and other ores from these Cornish cliffs and out under the sea. From the mining and miners to the... More 

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Bacup, United Kingdom
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We hadn't planned on stopping at Geevor and just kind of stumbled upon it as we drove around the St Just area. The staff were friendly and helpful. We had about half an hour to browse the museum and other buildings before being taken on a tour of the mill. The tour guide, Ewan, was knowledgeable and friendly and was... More 

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Feltham
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

As a engineer I may be slightly bias to a visit here as I love to see and learn about how things are done. However my girlfriend is not a engineer but also loved it here. What I find fantastic about this place is the fact that it been preserved exactly how the miners left it in 1992 when it... More 

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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Spent 5 hours here, looking round the site and going underground in one of the disused mines. The talk in the dry room was very interesting as given by a former miner from the site. Even my teenage daughter found it interesting which in itself is a credit as to how good this place is. Definitely a must see if... More 

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Bedford UK
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12 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We are grandparents (one an ex Geog teacher), Mum & Dad with 3 kids of 11, 11 & 7. Although £50+ seemed a lot when divided between us the entry fees weren't too bad. Plenty of interesting stuff including an underground tour which the kids loved but one of the adults had to bail out of because it felt too... More 

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