Geevor Tin Mine

Geevor Tin Mine. Panning for 'gold' and gems
Wheal Mexico Mine at Geevor
Coastal mining heritage at Geevor
Hard Rock museum mineral gallery Geevor
Geevor Tin Mine Victory Shaft headgear
Geevor miners reunion Pendeen
Geevor Mill building
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Cornwall Tourism Awards 2012 - Silver
Cornwall Tourism Awards Winner 2013/14 - Silver
Cornwall Tourism Awards 2014/15 - Bronze Award
South West Tourism for Excellence Awards - Bronze
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One of the largest preserved mine sites in the country and a Cornish Mining World Heritage Site


We are open from Sunday to Thursday throughout the year

Geevor Tin Mine is a multi-award winning family-friendly attraction set in the wide open spaces of the Lands End peninsula on the dramatic Atlantic coast. The views are spectacular, the air is fresh and the scenery breathtaking!

Located in the village of Pendeen on the coast road between St Ives and Lands End Geevor Tin Mine is the largest preserved mine site in the country and a Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.

Geevor closed as a working mine in 1990 and has operated for 30 years as a museum and learning centre keeping this vital part of Cornwall's history alive.

Our mine guides, many who worked here when the mine was producing tin, help tell the story of Cornish mining and what it was like to work hundreds of metres below the ground.

So put your hard hat on and discover!



Why you should visit:

    * Go underground into 18th century Wheal Mexico Mine
    * Get hands-on in the interactive Hard Rock museum
    * Discover the authentic miners’ story in the Miners’ Dry
    * Explore the many mine buildings with their magnificent mining machinery
    * Walk the dramatic Cornish coastline
    * Pan for 'gold' and gems and keep what you find!
    * There are many family activities and events to enjoy all year round - check our web site for details


Take the Virtual Tour

A pioneering 360-degree virtual reality tour has been launched at the historic Geevor Tin Mine, opening up this part of the Cornish mining World Heritage Site for the first time to a wider variety of visitors of more ages and abilities.

The VR “tour”, viewed through an Oculus headset, gives access to parts of the eighteenth century mine-workings and twentieth century mill,  in their breath-taking setting upon and beneath cliffs near Land’s End, for people who would not otherwise get to enjoy all Geevor has to offer.

The tour gives a chance for even more visitors from far and wide to experience what Cornish tin mining - at the heart of Winston Graham’s series of Poldark novels - was all about and why the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.



Cornwall Tourism Awards 2018/19 - International Visitor Experience - Silver

Cornwall Tourism Awards 2014/15 - Art, Museum and Industrial Attraction of the Year - Bronze Award

Cornwall Tourism Awards 2013/14 - Winner of Winners 

Cornwall Tourism Awards 2013/14 - Art, Museum & Maritime Attraction - Gold Award

South West Tourism Awards 2013/14 - Small Visitor Attraction of the Year - Silver Award

Cornwall Tourism Awards 2013/14 - Historic & Heritage Property and Country House - Silver Award

VR tours giving accessible heritage to everyone

Nearest Information Centre

6.6 Miles

Nearest Train Station

6.6 Miles

Nearby Accommodation

1.2 Miles
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1.9 Miles
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Nearby Beaches

2.2 Miles
4.3 Miles

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