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Geevor Tin Mine

Pendeen TR19 7EW, England
+44 1736 788662
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Tin Mine

I first saw Geevor mine when on an open top bus going from St. Just to St. Ives. This time I walked... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tobywebb35
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London, United Kingdom
Fascinating insights into the late minings

Compared to other mining sites around this one is vast and plentiful with a lot of information... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
marshwiggle2017
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Kamloops, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Pendeen TR19 7EW, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I first saw Geevor mine when on an open top bus going from St. Just to St. Ives. This time I walked there but took longer than I expected so that it was closing when I arrived. Nevertheless I saw enough to make certain next...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Compared to other mining sites around this one is vast and plentiful with a lot of information, buildings and hands on experiences. The buildings and explanations on the surface focus on the late mining but also includes aspects of the earlier days. The hard rock...More

1  Thank marshwiggle2017
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We spent two fascinating hours here this morning and can't recommend it enough. Our guide was an ex-miner so there could have been no one better qualified to describe the experience of working there (and with a great deal of Cornish humour!) You will leave...More

2  Thank PenelopeScriv
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very interesting visit to the Geevor Tin Mine which included an underground tour of Wheal Mexico with a very informative guide. The underground mine corridors were much smaller than I had imagined and I wouldn't recommend it for the claustrophobic.

2  Thank moonshines
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my better half visited on a cold, wet Tuesday, 1st May 2018. After being spoiled by the weather and the views on St Michael's Mount the previous day, this mostly indoor 'attraction' seemed like a good idea with the weather turning very 'English'....More

Thank Rikki816
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tin mine tour was worthwhile but the underground experience truly gave you a glimpse of what working in the mine would have been like. Insightful and glad we took time to visit.

2  Thank stevetravelcomments
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have previously visited Geevor Tin Mine on a couple of occasions and that is excellent. However, on this last visit we only called in as it was lunchtime and we wanted to get something to eat. The staff were not welcoming in the slightest....More

Thank Goldmead
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great visit and worth while . Mine shows you the machinery still in place from years ago with a guided tour underground aswel . A chap that used to work in the mine took us on the tour . He had worked there for...More

Thank neil w
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Geevor mine is just up the road from the Levant mine and, in my view, has much more to look at. And please disregard previous reviews suggesting that the underground tours are no more - they are still being run, and are very good....More

Thank johnhouston2
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic place to visit, you don't actually go down the mine as it's been flooded for quite some time, but there is just so much to see around the place. as much free time as you want and a wonderful guided tour. Make...More

Thank Nick N
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Munnit
20 March 2018|
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Response from Colin W | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t go to levant mine however I’ve been informed the infrastructure here is much better and enjoyable which I can say it was a great day spent .. we were there for around 4 hours...
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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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Victoria A
21 August 2017|
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Response from Mordka13 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I know, but it's dark down there, and slippery - so you need to be careful if you go with small child.
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