Geevor Tin Mine

Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen: Hours, Address, Geevor Tin Mine Reviews: 4.5/5

Geevor Tin Mine
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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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Phil S
8 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
On what was a misty day enjoyed a visit to the Tin mine, started off with a coffee in the restaurant before our guided tour of the mine and workings,our tour guide was Martin who explained the various processes involved with the mining of tin his knowledge was good and his presentation both friendly and informative, it made us realise what a difficult and dangerous job the miners had, had another coffee thanked our guide for a pleasant and informative afternoon. Made a miserable day very enjoyable…..
Written January 10, 2022
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jenny s
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Family
We had a fab tour from Martin who was great, for a family of 5 with 2 young children Martin made it Informative for us while fun for the kids and was very patient with their endless questions. Since then the kids have collected every rock they can find pretending they contain iron.
Written January 9, 2022
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Chris V
Frome, UK5 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
An Hours tour with our informative guide ( Martin) giving excellent explanation of the working mine. So absorbing as to way that era worked apposed to today. I would recommend anyone visiting Pendeen to book a tour of Geevor Mine. .
Written January 6, 2022
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Sarah K
North Finchley, UK10 contributions
Jan 2022
An incredible attraction for all ages. There is a lot of information and the information is presented really well so that it is easy for people of all ages to enjoy it and get a good picture of what mining was like. Thank you Martin for giving us such a good insight into tin mining over the years. Will definitely be recommending this place to family, friends and colleagues. Really sad that mining is gone from Cornwall but glad we got the opportunity to find out more about it and what it meant/means for the people of Cornwall.
Written January 5, 2022
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AJTSmith
London, UK54 contributions
Dec 2021
Lovely day out. Great staff, thanks to Martin and Mark for being excellent, fun and amusing hosts. Really brought home a feeling for the conditions of life in the mine. Lots of information about the operation of the mine, it’s history and the area in general. Nicely broken up into various smaller sections, which helped enable it all to be taken in. The underground walk through Wheal mine was fascinating, but not for the claustrophobic. The highlight was the Dry Room, 30 mins+ on it’s own. Great location, immediate access to the coast path if you fancy a nice walk with stunning views. Worth the five minutes walk to Levant mine and the 10 minute drive to Botallack as well. Great value for money. Would be a good choice if you have a ‘bad weather day’ when on holiday
Written December 16, 2021
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Debra B
1 contribution
Dec 2021
We loved our visit to the mine . It is a large site and we really enjoyed exploring the buildings with some excellent display boards explaining the workings . We particularly loved the named photos of those who had worked the mines.
Our tour was with Martin the apprentice who had worked at the mine . He was really knowledgeable and his tour was superb.
The cafe is a gem and we went afterwards to the Dry , where the miners changed before and after a shift . This was as it was on the day the mine closed. Very poignant .
The mine is in a wonderful setting and our visit enhanced our appreciation of life in Cornwall. An attraction worthy of all its awards
Written December 6, 2021
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Sian R
Gwynedd, UK15 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Cannot recommend highly enough!
We had an amazing day and we really didn’t want to leave. So much history presented so well. I would not miss the guided tour it was very informative and by far the best bit, we felt so welcome! You couldn’t help but be taken in by the scale of what used to be here. I only hope they get the projects they’re aspiring towards up and running. We’d love to come back and see it!
The cafe was to die for-don’t miss that either and don’t pack a lunch go here instead :-)
Written December 4, 2021
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Dawn
5 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Really worth a visit- plenty to see and recommend the tour. Really knowledgeable and amusing guy. Nice cafe with great views to coast.

Good to combine with NT levant engine mine and make a day (pre book the tour with NT is worth doing).
Written December 1, 2021
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RussellHitchcock
Godalming, UK16 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
It’s a fascinating place, was surprised to learn it was still operating in 1990. I was extremely humbled with the conditions the people who worked here had to endure, even in more recent times it still wasn’t a ‘walk in the park’. Visit this place and take a good few hours to drink it all in, a visit to the Dry sees a locker room left as it was on its last day in 1990. We were lucky to be in a tour led my ex miner Grant, what a fantastic person he is….and one more thing, the pasties in the cafe are home made on the premises by Matt ( I think ), absolutely the best pasty I had whilst in Cornwall ( and I tried a lot !)
Written November 14, 2021
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Matt1983brum
Birmingham, UK107 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Not really knowing what to expect, we had a fantastic few hours here and one of the best museums we’ve visited! It was a great fun experience and was great to learn so much about the mine. The site is huge and each building you go in gives you a fascinating insight with so much to look at and a really interactive and immersive experience. The underground walk at the end is short but puts things into perspective being in such an enclosed space. A great few hours!
Written November 6, 2021
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