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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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  • We chose this mine to visit as it gives you the opportunity to go underground the Wheal Mexico Mine. Arrive early as the car park was very busy (but I believe there is an overflow.) After the undergro...  more »
  • a really interesting place to visit there is loads to see and plenty of information on how the miners worked and the conditions they endured, there was an underground section which unfortunately we co...  more »
  • I'll start this review off by firstly talking about the cost. It's £13.95 each adult. So for 2 people there's not much change from £30. This was the single most expensive activity on our cornwall trip...  more »
  • Very interesting visit here last week. In a beautiful location and very informative. The miners jobs were very tough and they were really brave, working right out under the seabed. You get a real feel of the community that existed when it was operational and the walk through the drying room was quite eerie as all the protective clothes the miners wore is still all there along with personal items and the drinks machines. You can really imagine them all in there getting ready for work and showering/dressing afterwards. What a shame that the value of tin fell so low and the mine had to close as this was a way of life for a lot of people. Would recommend a visit.
  • I,m in a wheelchair, so it was obvious I wouldn't get down the mine, but what I did see was fantastic, the museum and all the information appeals to all, and staff were really helpful. I sat in the cafe for an hour while my carer went down the mine and he said it was led by a really interesting guide. My time in the cafe was great, again, amazingly helpful staff. Just as a footnote to wheelchair users, its obviously on a hill, so good brakes, and a strong willing carer advisory, but well worth a visit.
  • Fantastic all around. The site is fascinating, full of well preserved equipment and machinery, the underground part is very simply lit and feels like a real mine, not a museum exhibit. The cafe serves great pasties and has a fabulous view. I even loved the thought they've put into the "please enter" signs everywhere so you know that you're welcome to have a poke around. It's a real credit to the people who run this place.
  • Much bigger than Levant mine with far more to see and do. You certainly pay for the privilege though. Much cheaper if you dont do the underground tour
  • Went 2015. Excellent gallery of photographs and artifacts from the prosperous mining history of Cornwall. Was not too busy, had an excellent tour from a guide; included was hands on descriptions of processes and products. Good size to spend a morning and a delicious Café. Well worth the time.

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