|Pendeen, Penzance. TR19 7EW|
The stunning Cornish coastline around Pendeen was once at the heart of the Cornish mining industry, providing jobs and community around the tin and copper mines. Today, the award winning Geevor Tin Mine gives visitors an opportunity to visit a real mine and learn what life was like for a Cornish miner.
Put your hard hat on and explore the mine buildings with their magnificent mining machinery; get interactive in the Hard Rock Museum; discover how the rock was mined and brought up from 600 metres below the ground to be processed in the Mill.
Go underground into the 18th century Wheal Mexico Mine! Pan for ‘gold’ and gems and take home your treasures and enjoy the rugged and dramatic coastal scenery of West Cornwall from Geevor’s clifftop location.
See a former working mine left exactly as it looked on the day the mine closed its doors for the final time and imagine what the life of a Cornish miner was truly like.
Geevor is right on the South West Coast Path, and provides an excellent starting point for many coastal walks. Why not fuel yourself for a walk with a stop at Geevor’s Count House Cafe?
Many of the team at Geevor are former miners, who are happy to tell you all about their experiences of working in a Cornish mine! Ask them questions for a fascinating insight into our mining heritage.
Find out more about how Geevor Tin Mine are part of an interactive family adventure trail bringing real-life local stories to life on the Tin Coast.