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Geevor Tin Mine

Pendeen TR19 7EW, England
+44 1736 788662
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A Time Capsule

Geevor is not a 'Poldark' mine but a glimpse of Cornish tin mining in the late 20th Century... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rachel S
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Excellent guided tour

Came as part of a group tour and had a guided tour which took a few hours but it wasn't boring at... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hannah Y
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mine shaft” (27 reviews)
“the hard rock” (19 reviews)
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Pendeen TR19 7EW, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Geevor is not a 'Poldark' mine but a glimpse of Cornish tin mining in the late 20th Century. Closed in February 1990, with little notice, everything feels as though it was walked away from yesterday. Equipment, clothing, notices on the wall and friendly graffiti create...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came as part of a group tour and had a guided tour which took a few hours but it wasn't boring at all, the time flew by and it was fascinating, the guide James made it really interesting, he needs a pay rise, really enthusiastic!!...More

Thank Hannah Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were driving past and popped in on a whim. Think it was just over a tenner to get in which is fair. Its a true mine and what it was like there. You can walk in the locker rooms where stuff has just been...More

Thank Sarahh672
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have to say although i'm from cornwall and proud of our mining history i thought this place would be a bit of a snore. I was mistaken though, it was really good, spent around 4 hours there and learnt a lot. I would definitely reccomend.

Thank huddythegreen
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a mizzly Sunday and I was interested to find out about tin mining and arsenic extraction. My reseaerch said that had some machinery there. I arrived early and the cafe was busy, a good sign.There was a tantlising row of locally made/home made...More

Thank Old_Fotofart
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the appalling weather , I thoroughly enjoyed this visit .i often find places are over restored and sanitised , but this is not true of geevor , and walking through the 'dry' really gives you a sense of the people who worked here and...More

Thank Johno L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting visit - this place would be great for kids. A full tour of all the machinery and sorting house from a Tin mine that has been working until recently. Highlight was the underground tour - this is perfectly safe but you need...More

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit. Very interesting a lots of interactive things to participate in. Fascinating film in the hard rock museum which is well worth watching as it tells you much if the recent history of tin mining. The trip underground was good fun, I...More

Thank Nicola R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came as my husband took a mining engineering degree and loves any excuse to go underground. I couldn't believe how interesting the place was. We ended up spending hours there. As others have said it is like it closed recently as everything has been...More

1  Thank mayatree
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an amazing experience! It's like the mine closed yesterday! Even the old factory's internal phone numbers are still there in the offices! The equipment is stunning of its day! The cafe food is excellent!! Beware of the underground bit if you're claustrophobic or...More

1  Thank Darren O
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Victoria A
22 August 2017|
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Response from Stacey H | Reviewed this property |
No, there were children there. The kids were loving it. The only restriction would be on whether you suffer claustrophobia or need support walking.
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Russ S
12 August 2017|
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Response from TonyBond | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the official answer, but I doubt it and would not recommend it.
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james o
15 November 2016|
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Response from Michael S | Property representative |
Hello James, Dogs on leads are most welcome anywhere on the mine site and the surrounding footpaths. They cannot, however, go underground or in our shop and cafe. Best wishes.
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