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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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  • Really interesting mine. Underground tour a lot shorter than it was back when I first went a few years ago which was a little disappointing but a full 5 stars for the amazing food! Brilliant value for money. As a burger lover, this was the best burger I've had since moving back to the UK two years ago. Unexpectedly good. I was blown away. Almost worth a trip just for the burger. Yes chef!
  • Excellent place to visit. Activities on for children as visited during the school holidays. All staff were friendly and helpful. Love the fact your can visit as many times as you like in 12 months if you donate and gift and your admission! Looking forward to visiting again. Especially as little one will be big enough to go underground next time.
  • A fantastic insight into how tin mining was carried out, the site is unspoilt and has been left how it should be as close to operational as far as H & S allows. The guides who are former miners are very informative which makes the experience even better, very friendly and willing to answer all types of questions.
  • Good exhibitions, let down by the underground tour itself, which is what is imagined would have been the highlight. Either all those participating in the tour need their own helmet lights or the shafts need to be better lit. Also very difficult to hear the guide. Felt we rattled through. Wear good pair of (walking style) shoes.
  • This is a great mine. Much better than most this demonstrates mining on a large scale and you can talk to an ex-miner.

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