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Geevor Tin Mine

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Address: Pendeen TR19 7EW, England
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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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Wow, what a day!

We went to Geevor today - never thought we would have such great fun. It was marvelous. Our kids couldn't get enough of the kibble filling and stone carving and the volunteers... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

We went to Geevor today - never thought we would have such great fun. It was marvelous. Our kids couldn't get enough of the kibble filling and stone carving and the volunteers - two gentlemen, sorry, forgot their names - were extremely knowledgeable and great to chat to. The whole site is amazing and huge. Absolutely worth a visit if... More 

2 Thank troberts911
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

With visions of getting into a rickety lift to go deep underground, we set out for the Greevor mine to go underground and experience a tin mine. It's a twisty road from st ives to get there and at first glance the admission price seems to overrate what you can see. Whilst we did the underground bit last on our... More 

1 Thank 72SJMC72
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic museum - looks exactly as it would if the mine had shut down only yesterday. So well preserved and maintained with brilliant exhibitions and explanations. In a beautiful corner of Cornwalls coastline Staff really knowledgable, friendly and helpful. If you want to learn about Cornish mining history then you must visit. My 11 and 8 year old kids loved... More 

2 Thank Richard M
Soham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The project to turn Geevor, which was a working tin mine until the late 1980s, into a heritage centre has created an extremely interesting attraction from what could be seen as unpromising material. It's not possible for visitors to descend into the 20th century mine workings, which are largely flooded, but earlier and shallower tin workings on the site have... More 

1 Thank Sue_at_folly
Gold Coast, Australia
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Very informative, well displayed. Everything as it was when it stopped working. We didnt know cornwall was such a large tin producer, but we do now. Didnt do the underground tour so cannot offer any comments on that portion. There was a chap with dancing puppets providing a brief show on cornwall tin. The children (and adults) enjoyed his performance.

2 Thank jeanpaulstoker
Tiverton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Geevor was a working tin mine until it closed in 1990, so many of the volunteers who now run it as a "museum" either worked there themselves or have close links with those who did. They are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful, and give a real sense of what the mine was actually like. The above ground mine buildings are mostly... More 

3 Thank christopherbell
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I didn't quite know what to expect here but it was really interesting. I was amazed at the working conditions of the miners in our recent history, it was very hot and dirty work. I would recommend chatting to the volunteers, they give an insight to what it was like working there. A simple walk around the workers lockers opens... More 

2 Thank waldorf53
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

So much history and things to see, everything left as it was when it closed. gave you a good insight to how it was working in the mine. The mine walk was great, very low and narrow, my partner is 6ft and he had to crouch right down in places. The staff were friendly and very helpful throughout our time... More 

1 Thank monty731
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We really enjoyed our morning viewing this open air museum and indoor exhibits. You have to wear a hard hat and some of it is down a very steep pathway, which we could not follow as we are of limited mobility. However this meant reduced entrance price so we didn't mind! The parts we could see were extensive and very... More 

1 Thank diddleymaz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We visited on a rainy March morning with no great expectations. We had a little frosty welcome from the young lady in reception and wondered if we had made a bad decision. However all the other staff and guides we encountered were very friendly and helpful...maybe she was having a bad day. We had a long wait for the tunnel... More 

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