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Geevor Tin Mine

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Address: Pendeen TR19 7EW, England
Phone Number: 441736788662
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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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lots to do and see

Can only confirm what has been said yesterday. We went to Geevor today with a 3 year old, 6 year old and two teenagers. Kibble filling and hand drilling were some of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Can only confirm what has been said yesterday. We went to Geevor today with a 3 year old, 6 year old and two teenagers. Kibble filling and hand drilling were some of the highlights for all of us. I had a go, as well, though were only given half the time. Great fun. This team of volunteers is awesome, made... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The mine is amazing, especially the underground part and the tunnels and shafts which are exactly as they were when the mine was working, up until 1991. A must see for adults and children, and the café serves great pasties.

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Thank peter h
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been twice now as there is such a lot going on for families. The volunteers doing the hand drilling and kibble filling are great. We had a great, fun time! Amazing how knowledgeable they are, particularly Jim with hand drilling. You can feel their passion for the place. An amazing site. Guides underground were very friendly and even... More 

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Oxford, England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having ancestors from Cornwall who were tin miners, I was really looking forward to this trip - but I came away very disappointed. The tour on top was poorly organised, the speaker spent too much time talking to just a few at the front rather than wait for everyone to arrive in the same spot. There wasn't actually a lot... More 

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Michael S, Manager at Geevor Tin Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the opportunity for writing a review of your recent visit to Geevor. Geevor is certainly the place to learn about the Cornish tin and copper mining industry - I know as a Cornishman and mining engineer! We are, therefore, somewhat puzzled by your comments. Our entrance fee is not £14; your comment that 'most of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is definitely a must if you are in the area. This is where the man engine is its a 11mtr high steel puppet the largest in the world

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Thank garryhogan
Michael S, Manager at Geevor Tin Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation - Geevor is certainly a 'must see' if you are in Cornwall! The Man Engine (the 11m high steel puppet) had its finale here at Geevor on August 6th, celebrating 10 years of World Heritage Status for the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape. It has since gone back to its 'home' for a rest... More 

Melksham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best place ever I went with my mum and dad, and boy,was it great! Staff were so kind it was unreal. Went into the Composer House and it was a sight to behold. Everything was wonderfully spread out. Stuff for kids,reading for adults and even models and buttons for everyone. Loads of loos mainly wherever you look. At the end... More 

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Michael S, Manager at Geevor Tin Mine, responded to this review

Wow! What a review of your trip here! Thank you for the great things you write - and we're really pleased that you had a great time at Geevor! Best wishes from us all at Geevor. More 

Brentwood, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a working mine until 1986 and closed. It looks as it did at the end of shift the day before. Its fascinating to see the desks, the to do list on the managers chalk board and the workers changing room, with their posters and work clothes still hanging up. It brings home the real story of this dangerous... More 

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Michael S, Manager at Geevor Tin Mine, responded to this review

Dear Ron. Thank you for your review of your trip to Geevor. The mine has been kept much as it was when it finally closed after the last production shift came to surface in February 1990. Best wishes. More 

Iwerne Minster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As someone who has no interest in tin or mining I was slightly dubious when arriving but it was recommended so gave it a go. We ended up spending over four hours looking around and enjoying the exhibits. I liked that everything had been left as it was so you got a real idea of how the miners lived, especially... More 

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Michael S, Manager at Geevor Tin Mine, responded to this review

wow! What a review of your recent visit to Geevor! We really appreciate your comments about our staff and thank you. Geevor is an amazing site, a real 20th century Cornish tin mine left almost as it was when it closed in 1990. Best wishes from us all at Geevor. More 

Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Used to work in mining but had never been to a tin mine and we used to supply equipment to Geevor when it was a working mine. A good tour both around the site and into an old ad it with knowledgeable staff. I also liked the fact you could walk around the site at your own pace.

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Thank neillyb57
Michael S, Manager at Geevor Tin Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent visit here. We're pleased you enjoyed your time here - thank you for your comments about our staff which are much appreciated. Best wishes. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A relatively interesting visit, but looking at other reviews I feel we must have missed something. The trip now the mine was good but self led - might have been better had this had a guide. All in all we felt this very expensive for an hour or so visit

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Michael S, Manager at Geevor Tin Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your visit here. 'Did we miss something?' I really don't know! - but if you only spent 'an hour or so' here it would suggest that you perhaps did. The Hard Rock museum with its exhibits, inter-actives and mine film usually takes visitors 40/45 minutes to see. There are... More 

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