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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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Really interesting visit

We dropped in as we are staying in Sennan. Well worth a visit. Very interesting and lots to see. Loved the walk down the mine. Awesome experience for young and old. The staff are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Adrian F
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We dropped in as we are staying in Sennan. Well worth a visit. Very interesting and lots to see. Loved the walk down the mine. Awesome experience for young and old. The staff are brilliant and really friendly and helpful. Don't miss it if your bare in the area.

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

Good fun old technology lots of lockal history and nice experience to listen ex mine worker story's lovely breakfast at cafe

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Thank Marcin W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Rather barren site, nothing picturesque. The surprise is how interesting are the stories of the people who worked there and the heavy industrial equipment, plus the extent of the processing factory stretching down the hill. Couldn't really get an impression of inside the mine workings, but there was a tunnel to walk through which was authentic and provided a feeling... More 

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Thank John S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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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Thank Gail M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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St Austell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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3 reviews
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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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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