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Geevor Tin Mine

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Address: Pendeen TR19 7EW, England
Phone Number: 441736788662
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Sun - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Wonderful history lesson and local information about an important industry for us all. Working conditions were very hard for the people that worked in the mine.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful history lesson and local information about an important industry for us all. Working conditions were very hard for the people that worked in the mine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Truly informative - excellent museum and fabulous talk by one of the former miners! Lovely wee cafe and gift shop too. The underground tour is not easy for those taller than 5 foot!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A fun day at a beautiful setting with a lot of nostalgic exhibits and history. The underground section of wheal Mexico is also fantastic. Well worth a visit.

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

Dear Jim. Thank you for writing a review of your recent trip here - and thank you so much for the recommendation! Best wishes. More 

Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It probably wasn't on my list of things to do before I die, but we went along to see what it was like and it was really good, very informative and plenty to see and do, a trip underground to get a feel for what life was like for the miners up to the 1980s when it closed. Harsh conditions... More 

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

Thank you very much for such a detailed review of your visit to Geevor and we are pleased you enjoyed your time here. Thanks you also for your comments on the staff - we really appreciate this. Thank you for your recommendation. More 

Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is hard to comprehend the scale of what went on here, but the museum really helps in that everything is at it was when the miners left. Great social history (which i usually don't like or can't identify with) and the exhibition hall is excellent.

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

Dear Martin. Thanks for the great review of your recent visit here. We're really pleased you enjoyed your time here and appreciated what Geevor is! Best wishes. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to visit even better for the rainy days, seeing the mine how it was left in 1990 when it was closed down is quite eerie, keep an eye out for vouchers to get 20% off before your visit. For those seeking a little adventure you can even go on a guided tour of an old mine... More 

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

Dear James. Thank you for your review of your visit to Geevor and we are pleased that you enjoyed your time here. It's a great place to visit on rainy days - but fantastic on days like today - not a cloud in the sky. In addition to the mine visit, the views are stunning, the sea is calm and... More 

Redruth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great day out with lots to see and do regardless of the weather. Really atmospheric especially the miners dry and the old processing mill. The underground tour isn't as good as Poldark Mine but interesting nevertheless. The only disappointment is the Cafe, the food itself is very good but the service is consistently abysmal. They seem to have lots... More 

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

Dear Brian. Thank you for taking the opportunity to write a review of your recent trip to Geevor and thank you for your comments. Thank you also for your comments regarding the cafe: we are pleased that you appreciate the good food. The matter of service is being addressed; our kitchen manager has re-organised procedures and we are confident these... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love everything about this place. I have visited a number of times now and the museum itself is pretty interesting, the men, the work, the buildings and mines. How it was and how it was done. There is a wonderful narrative within the place which is woven into the fabric of Cornwall and indeed post industrial Britain itself. This... More 

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

Dear Chris. Wow! Thank you for such a great review of Geevor. Your description very much sums up how we feel about the place. The St Just Mining District, of which Geevor was the last mine, hosted the largest number of sub-marine tin and copper mines in the world (some of the tunnels extending more than a mile out to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At first I didn't know what to make of geevor. It reminded me of old China clay ghost towns. I loved how the buildings had been left as though the last miners had simply clocked out and nothing had been touched. It felt a bit sad. Loved going underground in the mine and also seeing the big processing buildings. Be... More 

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

Dear Maria. Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit to Geevor. It is a real monument to the Cornish mining industry - a complete 20th century Cornish tin mine - located in fantastic coastal scenery. Why are we not open on Saturdays? Each time we have tried this it was always the quietest day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good day out here, could spend has much time as you like there, we can go under ground to see the mines. you can go out onto the coast path as well, coffee shop is very nice with great views.

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

Many thanks for taking the time to write your review - and thank you for the recommendation! Best wishes. More 

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