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Geevor Tin Mine

Pendeen, Penzance. TR19 7EW
01736 788662

About Geevor Tin Mine

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.

Stunning Cornish Coastline

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?

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Meet the Miners

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.

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What Visitors Say

"This place is just great. Give yourself time here. So much to see and the cafe is brilliant. All the staff here are so friendly and informative. They keep the life into this post industrial landscape. Its brilliant 10/10"
"Highly recommended if you are in the area. Thought we'd spend an hour or two there but ended up being over three and it was thoroughly enjoyable. A really interesting place, and it really felt like visitors get access to so much. Was nice chatting to some of the miners who used to work there."
"Plenty of things to do, see areas of mine equipment working, go underground, great museum and a lovely shop with cafe next to it. Cafe has good food and super views."

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