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Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen

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Located on the dramatic Cornish coastline, Geevor Tin Mine is one of the largest preserved mine sites in the country. Housed in .8 hectares (2 acres) of buildings, the collections and guides bring the story of Cornwall’s rich industrial past to life for you. You can experience a myriad of activities and displays. Follow along on the 18th-century underground tour, get hands-on in the interactive Hard Rock Museum, discover the authentic miners’ story in the Miners’ Dry, explore abandoned buildings, pan for gems, or walk along the dramatic Pendeen coastline. Family activities and special events take place year round, so plan ahead to join in. Add Geevor Tin Mine to your Pendeen travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Pendeen day trip planning tool .
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  • Cost us as a family of 4 (kids 8 & 10) around £43 but that covers a full year of return visits which is great, even though we probably won’t be returning within that time it’s something to note for pe...  more »
  • Went here on a freezing cold day which was a shame because walking around the coast from this museum looked interesting. Took my husband as thought it would be boys thing but found it really good espe...  more »
  • We went on a whim to this little mine and are so pleased we did. Lots of rooms full of information leading to The Dry which is truly fascinating, a true piece of history left just as if the miners had...  more »
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  • Very lovely, knowledgeable people. Great for adults and children. Nice that it's not been turned into a glorified theme park type place so you get a real feel for the work that was done there and how hard it was. A great credit to the people who now look after the mine and show people around.
  • What a way to spend nearly 7 hours. Learnt so much about the local people, the villages, the mine and the industry. To see such a place not working was heart wrenching, but to see the ex miners running this place and keeping a culture and history alive is something the rest of England can take note from. This place is just outstanding and has to be supported. Will definitely be going back and hope to take a future generation of my family there too.
  • Very informative tour and it is great to go underground in Wheal Mexico. Short walk to Levant mine so allow quite a few hours. There is also a lot to see in the museum so allow a fair bit of time or make more than one visit. There is also a good cafe by the shop which I believe you can visit without going in the mine.
  • Great underground experience not ruined by the health & safety brigade. Very informative guides. Good facilities and great cake in cafe...
  • A real experience and extremely educational. I had no idea that there were so many mines. I recommend this place to all even the disabled as there's lots to learn.
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