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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. Put Geevor Tin Mine into our Pendeen itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • 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 fir...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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. I...  more »
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  • This is a fairly interesting place to go, with a lot to see at the mine. Additionally, there's a National Trust walking area nearby. There are also great views of the beach here, too. That said, there are a couple of things I feel should be mentioned. Firstly, depending upon your network provider, you may well have no signal or mobile data coverage anywhere on the site, as well as for about 40 minutes (by car) from the site. This was as of September 2016, though things have hopefully improved since. Secondly, while the underground tour was very interesting, you'll want to avoid this if you're even a tiny bit claustrophobic!
  • Fantastic chance to see an authentic tin mine and learn about mining in Cornwall and the lives of the people involved. Some ex-miners work as guides so you can ask questions, they were extremely friendly! Great experience, you'd easily spend half a day or more here.
  • It was ok but could have been better. Still... If you like Poldark, you will love this place!
  • A great place to visit. Staff very helpful, site informative, the underground tour wasn't as long as I'd hoped or expected, but a few hours well spent. The cafe was very good, pasties were delicious.
  • What an awesome place! Hours of really interesting exploring to do! So much to see at a really good price! Underground tour was fantastic and the staff are really enthusiastic. Cafe is pretty good too!