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Eceptionally good except for mine tour.

Everything was very good and I was absorbed in the displays, HOWEVER, the mine tour was very... read more

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RedRobin3
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Better than Poldark

Visiting Geevor should be on your list for attractions in Cornwall... the site is clean, well... read more

Reviewed 2 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 today

Everything was very good and I was absorbed in the displays, HOWEVER, the mine tour was very disappointing, just a route through a cramped,dark tunnel. Not a lot to see, lasted about 20 minutes. I would strongly advise going to Poldark Mine for the Deep...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visiting Geevor should be on your list for attractions in Cornwall... the site is clean, well maintained and exceptionally informative. There are examples of mining throughout the ages and as part of your entrance fee, you're taken on a tour of a small 18th Century...More

1  Thank nonameuk80
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a ways out there but it’s well worth it. The museum is full of information about Cornwall’s mining industry. All of the workers we encountered were happy to talk and answer all of our questions. The visit includes a tour of an old...More

2  Thank Carlene C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Allow a good half day to get round this site - there’s lots to see, from the industrial remnants, to the museum and systems explaining how the tin is mined, and the old buildings, including the evocative locker room ‘the dry’. Also the underground tour,...More

2  Thank Natalie R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went there expecting to only spend two or three hours there but we were so wrong we ended up spending the whole day there it was really interesting with lots to see. My highlights was ‘the dry’ it’s like time stood still since the...More

2  Thank philjcurtis
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Being in Cornwall on holiday with our children it was a must to learn about the activities of tin mines in this area an we were very impressed by the amount of information and the great visit we got to enjoy at Geevor. Both adult...More

1  Thank Claudia M
Reviewed 6 days ago

In the Cafe it was About the poorest level of service I have experienced anywhere. A shame because the Geevor Tin Mine is an important part of our local heritage. The staff were sullen, slow, and disinterested. The menu was well written and the prices...More

1  Thank Tom H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought we'd be about an hour and a half looking around but in fact were there for almost three hours.It was just so interesting.I knew nothing about Cornwall's tin mining industry but we learnt so much. Visiting The Dry was fascinating.This is where the...More

2  Thank Mummygaot
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cornwall's mining history is extensive and the landscape littered with material remains of the mining industry. Touring Geevor mine gives you a strong sense of the past. The beautiful coastal setting makes a marked contrast to the story of the mines. After the tour, there...More

1  Thank hikingadventure
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were very considerate of my 2 year old being very scared about going into the mine. One mine guide called Mark even played his accordion and did a dance to put my son at ease! Very friendly and knowledgable tour guides. Very interesting...More

2  Thank ACB2112
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juliamargetts2018
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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
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Munnit
20 March 2018|
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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.
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Munnit
19 March 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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