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Geevor Tin Mine

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Vast mine incredibly well looked after

The mine was closed around 1990 so is very current. The area is vast with many rooms and buildings... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Amanda W
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Melbourne, Australia
Very interesting day out

We visited the tin mine whilst down in Cornwall visiting my daughter. Very interesting day. As it... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
PhilSlamon
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Ashton-under-Lyne, 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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Reviewed yesterday

The mine was closed around 1990 so is very current. The area is vast with many rooms and buildings able to be entered. The necessity of walking around with a hard hat is fun. Fascinating and educational. Needs at least a couple of hours. Thoroughly...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited the tin mine whilst down in Cornwall visiting my daughter. Very interesting day. As it only closed in recent history it was very atmospheric walking through the buildings with plenty of reminders of the people that worked there. The mine tour itself would...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this museum purely because it was on the way on our trip and I’m so glad we did. I thought we would be there an hour at best and then all of a sudden we emerged 3 hours later and late for our...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly, we found the staff here couldn't be more helpful or accomodating. Although we didn't go down the mine, information was plentiful and staff members knowledgeable. Nice cafe and pleasant, well stocked gift shop. Lots of things to look at and appreciate the history of.

Thank SlumpedFrog
Reviewed 1 week ago

Geevor Tin mine gives a very real feel for the life of mining in this part of Cornwall. There is an excellent geology section and many of the working parts of the mine are still available. Martin, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and having lived...More

2  Thank Willingdon2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is quite a large site and most of it seemed to be open to the public. Lots of displays to wander round with a lot of interesting information. The guide who took us on the mine tour was very enthusiastic friendly and knowledgeable he...More

1  Thank kim B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have an ingot on display so go every year to see it is going We have lent it to the mind and it goes out to schools Went in the cafe very friendly bag coffees Went in the shop and bought books on mines

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely day at Geevor. We were taken down the mine in pairs by Peter and Ewan. Both were brilliant guides and told us about the history of the mines past and present. The history artifacts around were also lovely to see. Would...More

Thank Claire A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visited Geevor Tin Mine which was a real highlight of our trip to Cornwall. The site has been turned into a fascinating insight into the lives of the miners who brought wealth to the county and beyond. We met several tour...More

1  Thank FlyerAA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had two choices of tin mines to visit so chose this one. Did not regret it at all. The mine tour was brilliant and our guide Andrew was really good and had brilliant knowledge. You know what the miners working conditions was like but...More

1  Thank Cassius2k
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juliamargetts2018
3 June 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
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Munnit
20 March 2018|
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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.
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Munnit
19 March 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.
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