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Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen

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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. Add Geevor Tin Mine to your Pendeen travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Pendeen day trip planning tool .
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  • Spent almost all day here, which you do need to fully appreciate the site. It was an amazing place in a naturally beautiful setting. Makes you appreciate the modern day working conditions we all now t...  more »
  • Whilst staying in Cornwall we visited The Geevor Tin Mine. Amazing place so much to see and do special mentions to Eddie and Paul for their warm welcome, also to Mark for his interesting tour/talk of ...  more »
  • We all enjoyed the beautiful views and the information about mining. However the surprise of the day was the piece of installation art there. It was called Crosscut and it was an immersive piece about Cornish mining. The illusion of the sheer depth of the mineshaft was magical alongside the audio of real life miners talking about their experiences underground and as a community. Crosscut was enjoyed by the whole family from grandparents down to our own children. What a great addition to Geevor mine. Thank you.
  • Geevor Tin Mine is more than just a museum, It has so much historic detail in every part of the site. You can feel the heart and passion that's been used to bring the mine back to life.. The mining experience of the miners has been used in every detail, even the talk by one of the actual mine employees was so fascinating, he brought the site alive once more.... Amazing piece of History
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