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Geevor Tin Mine

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Excellent day out to one of the finest industrial museums in the country. A rare opportunity to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Reading, United Kingdom
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Authentic Tin Mine

An excellent place to visit - untouched from the moment they closed it down. Feels like the miners... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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This preserved mining site features a museum, underground tour and visitor center all perched on the rugged cliffs of Penwith, offering magnificent coastal views high above the crashing surf below.
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Pendeen TR19 7EW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent day out to one of the finest industrial museums in the country. A rare opportunity to visit a mine and processing plant preserved just as it was when working. This site is well worth a visit and deserves much more financial support. Our guide...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank keithfrench50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent place to visit - untouched from the moment they closed it down. Feels like the miners have literally just gone off shift. The guided section through the processing plant and underground section was an experience I will not forget.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nigelstart
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here twice lately as you get an annual return pass. My 4 year old, and I, love it here. My son finds everything so interesting and loves going underground. On our return visit we came with my dad, who is an ex miner....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Gemstar547
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit, very educational and will be given an underground tour. Lots to do and look at, would love to go back again. Lovely cafe, good parking and lovely gift shop

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank kaylG8049XC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the days when Britain had world-leading engineering and mining industries, Geevor was one of many tin mines along the north coast of Cornwall, with its machinery manufactured by British engineering companies - including Alley & MacLennan from Polmadie in Glasgow. Having once been highly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Ian C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good visitor experience and a chance to explore the workings and some of the older shafts of last mine to close in West Cornwall. Café on site for hungry explorers..check out the size of some of those pasties

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Cornishpagan
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

A visit to this mine is very interesting. Although part of the equipment was sold after its closure in 1990, there is still plenty to see. You can also get down in an old mine shaft From there ut us a shirt and beautiful walk...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 497hildeh
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We found this to be one of the very few places of interest to visit in November in Cornwall midweek. The staff were excellent friendly and full of information about the mine and it's surroundings and history. Despite inclement weather the site offered a good...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mike m
Reviewed November 4, 2018

This tin mine closed in the 1980ies when the price of tin produced could not compete on the global market. There were huge protest marches, but the mine was closed. It is now a heritage centre showing how tin was extracted.The tour of a three-hundred...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank elizabethann111
Reviewed November 2, 2018

A wonderful experience. So educational but all very subtle.Wandering around this site you get a real sense of history and what it must have been like for the miners who worked here. The old mine and the enthusiasm of the guide who actually worked for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank gracieDevon
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June 3, 2018|
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Response from moonshines | Reviewed this property |
I only visited Geevor and the tour has been described perfectly already. I agree with Neil that your daughter will be fine here and you'll all enjoy your visit
March 20, 2018|
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Response from Jillsy3 | Reviewed this property |
If you only have time for one I would recommend Geevor but they are so close to each other, only around a ten minute walk along the coast, it is easy to do both in one visit.
March 19, 2018|
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Response from Racegoer2014 | Reviewed this property |
We were there about 3 and a half hours, lots to read and look at, the highlight was the trip down the mine which took up at least an hour.