Geevor Tin Mine
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 and a 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.
Geevor consisted of more than 100 miles of tunnels that stretched a mile underneath the sea. Since its closure in 1990 the tin mine has operated as a museum and education centre for Cornish mining, keeping this vital part of history alive.
Why you should visit:
* Experience the 18th century underground tour
* Get hands-on in the interactive Hard Rock museum
* Discover the authentic miners’ story in the Miners’ Dry
* Explore the abandoned buildings
* Walk the dramatic Cornish coastline
* Pan for gems
* Family activities and events programme all year - check our web site for details
NEW FOR 2019
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.
With the new and final series of Poldark on our screens this summer, 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 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