More than a mine, more than a museum - located in Pendeen on the dramatic Cornish coastline, Geevor Tin Mine is one of the largest preserved mine sites in the country, set within the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. Housed in two acres of listed buildings, Geevor's collections and guides bring the story of Cornwall's rich industrial past to life. Why you should visit:
* Experience the 19th century underground tour
* Get hands-on in the interactive Hard Rock museum
* Discover the authentic miners' story in the Miners' Dry
* Explore the many mine buildings
* Walk the dramatic Cornish coastline
* Pan for gems - FREE!
* Free family activities and events programme all year - check our
website for details.
Cornwall has a very long history when it comes to the business of mining. Tin and copper were the the main commodities that Cornwall is known for and we just couldn't have a Cornwall chapter without championing this most important of industries - much of the landscape of Cornwall was shaped by mining. A visit to Geevor Tin Mine is probably the best way to learn about this once harsh occupation, and with so much to see and do here you will leave with a better understanding of what the miners went through. I learned so much during my visit.
Geevor is enjoyable for all the family and you can spend as little or as long as you like here, but I would allow a good 3 hours to get the most out of your visit. All in all Geevor offers one of the best mining experiences in Cornwall and that alone is worth every penny of the admission fee!
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