Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen
Categories: Tourist Spots, Mines
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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We wanted to visit Geevor to learn about mining and to compare with the Poldark Mine. We knew Geevor closed in the 1990's so were looking forward to finding out about the development of tin mining fro... read more »
Geevor is an old Cornish mine that is now a tourist attraction. They do guided tours and also has one of the best cafes I have been in and an attached shop which has interesting stuff in it
I loved this mine, I wont call it an attraction because to do so I feel it would in some way be disrespectful. The old and new meet here very successfully. And it is the most recent that will always b... read more »
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!
love everything about it so good for education
Unlike most museums Geevor Tin Mine gives you chance to walk around the site with many bits close to how they used to be when the mine was in operation. You can walk round some of the old buildings, view some exhibits then there's a guided tour of both the overground and underground parts of the mine. Enjoyable.
Great mining heritage attraction
Lots of interesting history here both u/g and surface, and made me appreciate how hard the men worked in the tin mines. Under ground tour is approx 100 metres long but very confined, how they worked in there god knows. Cafe as excellent food and reasonably priced.
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