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Geevor Tin Mine

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Address: Pendeen TR19 7EW, England
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+44 1736 788662
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Sun - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
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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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Cornish Mining brought to life brilliantly

We were advised to allow 2 hours for the visit.........6 hours later and only because it was closing, we left! There is so much information, so many authentic displays... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were advised to allow 2 hours for the visit.........6 hours later and only because it was closing, we left! There is so much information, so many authentic displays, interactions and machinery to explore! The dry room certainly brought the reality of the hard work that happened beneath your feet to life and enables you to see the non-romanticised, dangerous... More 

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Hood River, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting this mine and mill was wonderful. The mill and the buildings surrounding it are well preserved. The tour, which includes a trip underground (on foot) into the 300 year old Wheal Mexico Mine. Well worth it even on blustery winter day.

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devon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent 3 hours. Old tin mine, you see the history of the mine, how it worked, the place where the miners used to shower and change is just like they have just walked out and left their stuff there. Very atmospheric. We even went into an old mine. Want to go again and take the grandkids they would love it.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some might know the area for its filming of Polldark or the history of tin mining in the area. This is a nice break if your walking the coastal path (easily accessible from the path) and also easy to get to via bust (stop right out front) Really well done and ends with a short walk through the mine. Many... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little cafe, located on the Geevor tin mine site. Great views over the cliffs to the Atlantic Ocean below. Unassuming little cafe serving the best Cornish pasties around. Other food also available. Free parking on site or you can walk along the coast path from Botallack (about 30-40mins) and up to the cafe

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The spirit of the community exudes from every element of this attraction and it a very worthwhile visit. Based around the extensive equipment and machinery of the disused modern working mine, it also has a superb museum that enables an understanding of the areas’ geology and consequential development of the tin mines during the 18th Century. Very friendly staff and... More 

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

An education in tin/copper mining in this area of West Cornwall. Poignant & thought provoking.Wonderful views from the site. Make sure you duck if you go down the old Mexico shaft!

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Hayle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food, great local sausages, free range eggs, bacon ,lots of mushrooms,tomatoes wholemeal toast and a great view. Will be back

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We visited Geevor Tin Mine as a group of 13 friends in early November and were shown around by Geevor’s Head Guide Janet, whose knowledge and communication skills were par excellence. This ensured that we all left the mine site with a much better appreciation for and understanding of, not only Geevor and the lives of its miners, but also... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The Geevor tin mine museum takes you through the modern processes of mining in Cornwall, and then shows you (after putting on hard hats and coverall coats) what the old mines were like ... buy taking you into an actual old mine. The ceilings are low, the corridors narrow, and the place is pretty dark. Your guides are former miners... More 

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