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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 »
  • 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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