Geevor Tin Mine

Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall | Cornish Mining World Heritage Site
Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall | Cornish Mining World Heritage Site
Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall | Cornish Mining World Heritage Site
Geevor Mine aerial
Filming the new VR tour at Geevor
Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall | Cornish Mining World Heritage Site
Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall | Cornish Mining World Heritage Site
Pendeen
Penzance
Cornwall
TR19 7EW
Cornwall Tourism Awards 2014/15 - Bronze Award
Cornwall Tourism Awards Winner 2013/14 - Silver
Cornwall Tourism Awards 2012 - Silver
South West Tourism for Excellence Awards - Bronze
Accessible
Dog Friendly
Geevor tin mine, one of the largest preserved mine sites in the country and a Cornish Mining World Heritage Site

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.

 

Awards

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 Beaches

2.1 Miles
4.3 Miles

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