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Geevor Tin Mine

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Excellent day out to one of the finest industrial museums in the country. A rare opportunity to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
keithfrench50
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Authentic Tin Mine

An excellent place to visit - untouched from the moment they closed it down. Feels like the miners... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nigelstart
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent day out to one of the finest industrial museums in the country. A rare opportunity to visit a mine and processing plant preserved just as it was when working. This site is well worth a visit and deserves much more financial support. Our guide...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent place to visit - untouched from the moment they closed it down. Feels like the miners have literally just gone off shift. The guided section through the processing plant and underground section was an experience I will not forget.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here twice lately as you get an annual return pass. My 4 year old, and I, love it here. My son finds everything so interesting and loves going underground. On our return visit we came with my dad, who is an ex miner....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Gemstar547
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit, very educational and will be given an underground tour. Lots to do and look at, would love to go back again. Lovely cafe, good parking and lovely gift shop

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the days when Britain had world-leading engineering and mining industries, Geevor was one of many tin mines along the north coast of Cornwall, with its machinery manufactured by British engineering companies - including Alley & MacLennan from Polmadie in Glasgow. Having once been highly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Ian C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good visitor experience and a chance to explore the workings and some of the older shafts of last mine to close in West Cornwall. Café on site for hungry explorers..check out the size of some of those pasties

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Cornishpagan
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

A visit to this mine is very interesting. Although part of the equipment was sold after its closure in 1990, there is still plenty to see. You can also get down in an old mine shaft From there ut us a shirt and beautiful walk...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We found this to be one of the very few places of interest to visit in November in Cornwall midweek. The staff were excellent friendly and full of information about the mine and it's surroundings and history. Despite inclement weather the site offered a good...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mike m
Reviewed November 4, 2018

This tin mine closed in the 1980ies when the price of tin produced could not compete on the global market. There were huge protest marches, but the mine was closed. It is now a heritage centre showing how tin was extracted.The tour of a three-hundred...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

A wonderful experience. So educational but all very subtle.Wandering around this site you get a real sense of history and what it must have been like for the miners who worked here. The old mine and the enthusiasm of the guide who actually worked for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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juliamargetts2018
June 3, 2018|
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Response from moonshines | Reviewed this property |
I only visited Geevor and the tour has been described perfectly already. I agree with Neil that your daughter will be fine here and you'll all enjoy your visit
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Munnit
March 20, 2018|
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If you only have time for one I would recommend Geevor but they are so close to each other, only around a ten minute walk along the coast, it is easy to do both in one visit.
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Munnit
March 19, 2018|
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We were there about 3 and a half hours, lots to read and look at, the highlight was the trip down the mine which took up at least an hour.
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PurpleGreenGirl
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South West Coast Walk - St Ives to Falmouth - Contours (33 Replies)
Hi, I have booked a self guided walking holiday along the South West Coast Path with Contours from mid September 2016 for myself, husband and 14yo daughter. We are walking from St Ives to Falmouth over 10 walking days with an average walking day of about 16km. My previous experience with a self guided walk was undertaking one in the Cotswolds last November with Costwold Walks. Great enjoyable walk, but not the best time of year with most attractions closed and short days. I also wasn't...More
August 21, 2016|
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Weather could be almost anything bar snow and ice, and probably will be over the period of the holiday, and don't forget that that will include fog and wind. Atlantic gales could present particular hazards when following a coastal path, people do get blown into the sea from time to time in that area - and rarely survive. If you swim in the sea, be particularly careful and never ignore warning signs, many of the beaches can have significant and very dangerous undercurrents. Be careful about...More
Clemrick
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We will be arriving at Heathrow on June 10, bus to Reading and take the train to St. Ives, arriving about 19:30, or maybe earlier depending on whether we take an earlier flight. June 11 will be looking around St. Ives and the Tate. I just want to walk around St. Ives and take a quick look at the Tate. I don't know much about art, just know what I like and modern art is a quick look for me. Late afternoon/evening we will take an Oats Travel tour to see "Tartuffe" at the Minack Theatre. ...More
February 18, 2009|
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Hi It sounds like a very interesting itinerary, it is shame you wont have longer down here, but it sounds like a working visit. June 11th sounds fine lets hope for good weather for your evening at the Minack, but it is wonderful even if the weather is not so great. Do wrap up warm as even in early June the temperature can drop quite cool after dark. June 12th The Bus Ride to Lands End is one of the most scenic in the country - it is often described as the Most Romantic road trip! You...More