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Geevor Tin Mine

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Address: Pendeen TR19 7EW, England
Phone Number: +44 1736 788662
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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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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!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Totnes, United Kingdom
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Totnes, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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Thank petercardell
Tavistock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by on a dreary wet summers morning when there was nothing much to do on the beach with it being wet and foggy. It was a quiet early morning and the car park was deserted on arrival, so we were worried this would be a lemon. Once we had paid we looked around the many open buildings but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a brilliant day out and one we enjoyed very much. The mine literally shut overnight, with a huge redundant workforce and certainly for a while, the workers really thought that the closure was just temporary. This was a really interesting exhibition and incredibly poignant. The mine was huge and spread over miles under the sea. Wandering around 'Dry'... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there in Novemeber - started with a pasty and cup of tea. Did the above ground bit next and then went down Wheal Mexico with Jack who brought the whole thing to life. Great day out and worth the entrance fee. The Dry is a great testament to the blokes who grafted below ground. Quite emotional and steeped in... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly welcome, the tour was great the museum is amazing with so much info. We had lunch in the cafe great jacket potato, the soup was delicious and the cream tea yummy with an amazing view out to sea. We had a really good chat with one of the miners that use to work at the mine before the closure... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Geevor Mine with 3 kids and Partner on October half term, What an education, VERY reasonably prices and superb value. The people working here have superb knowledge of the tin mine as a number of them worked there, which makes it so much more interesting. The educational side of this is great without all the RED Tape of the... More 

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Durham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

A really interesting place in a scenic location and with a lot of history - we were here for an afternoon but could have easily spent longer - lots to see and do for all the family. The trip underground was especially good and there were plenty of friendly and well informed staff around. We also visited the cafe -... More 

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