Geever Tin Mine Cornwall – Places to Visit

Visit Geevor Tin Mine.

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Geevor Tin Mine, dramatically situated on Cornwall’s Atlantic coast is the largest preserved mine site in the country and the gateway to the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. Explore the many surface buildings with their magnificent mining machinery, get interactive in the Hard Rock museum and go underground into 19th century Wheal Mexico mine!
Have a go at ‘gold’ and gem panning – keep what you find! FREE with site entry along with our other activities for children and families.
Whether you’re visiting for the first time, coming back to see what’s new or just popping in for tea or a pasty with friends, there is much to do at Geevor.
If you are a group of 10 or more, please book in advance to take advantage of a 10% discount!
For admission charges please click here.
Coaches are welcome. There is FREE car and coach parking available, and the Geevor shop and cafe are free entry.
Dogs are welcome on site but are not allowed in the underground, shop and cafe.

The largest preserved mine site in the country, the key centre within the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site!

Go underground.

A real 18th century tin mine.

Get interactive in our Hard Rock Museum that tells the fascinating story of Cornish Tin and Copper mining. Explore the many buildings with their magnificent mining machinery! Discover how the rock brought up from deep underground was processed in the Mill to produce the precious tin concentrate.

All of this set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with fantastic coastal scenery, spectacular views and an array of wildlife!

Come and see workings demonstrations of air powered equipment used underground at Geevor.

Explore the Hard Rock museum with its interactive displays, mineral gallery, artefacts and oral histories. Watch the Geevor film in our cinema and see our latest exhibition  in our gallery.

Take part in the activities- free with admission.Here the challenge is to fill a kibble in the shortest time.

kibble filling

Have  fun and games with rocks and minerals.

holiday games

Go panning for a collection of colourful mineral.

Children panning

This poster gives information about the above events and many more. Click image to take you to the whats on page.

Enter the Dry and experience the atmosphere of the change room left almost as it was when the last miners came to surface in 1990.

The dry lockers

Walk down through the surface processing plant and see the machinery that separates the tin from waste rock.

Geevor Mill Mavhinery

From the tin floors you will discover Wheal Mexico, an ancient mine from the 18th century.

Family Underground

On the way up from the mine make sure you visit  the Holman collection and imerse yourself in artifacts and recreations from a bygone age.

Holmans forge

Start or end your visit by relaxing in the Count House Cafe and take in the stunning views.

interior of cafe

The Shop has an extensive range of souvenirs of your visit to Geevor from minerals to jewellery, books to tankards, prints to miners’ safety lamps and much more, with many items Made in Cornwall!

 interior of shop

 Take a walk and see relics of former mining activities amidst the stunning cliff top scenery with Wheal Leisure from Poldark not far away!


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