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Geevor Tin Mine

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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My husband and I had a great day here, the staff were lovely, we were shown around by Martin then... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lynne P
Cirencester, United Kingdom
Brilliant Place to Visit

We live in East Cornwall within the Cornish Mining Heritage world Heritage are on the edge of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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 2 days ago

My husband and I had a great day here, the staff were lovely, we were shown around by Martin then were on our way back to the cafe and asked a question of one of the staff we bumped into who happened to be the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Lynne P
Reviewed 6 days ago

We live in East Cornwall within the Cornish Mining Heritage world Heritage are on the edge of Bodmin Moor, And visited the site to gain more knowledge of Cornwall's Mining History. We were not disapointed. Using the useful guide we did the self guided tour...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

as a mobility scooter user I couldn't go underground but hubby did whilst I toured the building topside. We both had a great hour or so there doing our "bit" and learnt alot

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit to Geevor Tin Mine has been the highlight of our 7 days in Cornwall! We had a friendly greeting and were directed to the exhibitions, whilst we were getting safely into our hard hats too! The information and exhibits are fascinating to read...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank MissSkellington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would like to thank the staff for the wonderful informed visit. It's was much appreciated and I managed to achieve one of my life long ambitions of seeing uranium glow in the dark. So cool.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Geevor tin mine is an authentic mine fully preserved and now a museum. Full value for money. Staff are friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable. The artefacts are dated back to the 1700 . The tools well developed and perfect for the jobs they are made...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed December 5, 2018 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
3  Thank keithfrench50
Reviewed December 2, 2018

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
1  Thank nigelstart
Reviewed November 22, 2018

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
2  Thank Gemstar547
Reviewed November 19, 2018 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
2  Thank kaylG8049XC
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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
March 20, 2018|
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Response from Jillsy3 | Reviewed this property |
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.
March 19, 2018|
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Response from Racegoer2014 | Reviewed this property |
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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