Geevor Tin Mine

Geevor Tin Mine

  • 2 acres of Mine buildings
  • Underground Tour
  • Picnic Area, Shop & Café
  • Fantastic Views

Geevor, covering an area of 67 acres, is dramatically sited on Cornwall’s Atlantic coast. It is the largest mining heritage site in the UK and the only place where you can see how tin was mined and processed.

At one time Cornwall boasted 2,000 tin mines and it was a world leader in tin production. Geevor was the last working tin mine in West Penwith closing in 1990.

Geevor opened as a Museum and Heritage Centre in August 1993. The land belongs to Cornwall County Council. From October 2001 the Centre has been managed by a local community based charity, Pendeen Community Heritage (PCH).

PCH works in partnership with many local bodies and in particular with Penwith District Council and Cornwall County Council to preserve the mining heritage of Cornwall, and to interpret it to future generations.

Explore the museum and the huge range of mine buildings complete with original machinery at your own pace. There is a gift shop with lots of unique and exciting gifts, including an extensive range of local books, minerals and beautiful Celtic jewellery. The café has breathtaking views over the Atlantic and serves delicious home cooked food. The highlight of the visit is an underground tour into a real 18th century mine with a friendly expert guide.

Geevor is an important part of the World Heritage Site area for Cornish mining recognised by UNESCO in 2006. Use the site as a base to explore the history of the area and the fantastic coastal scenery

We are open Sunday to Friday 9am to 5pm (4pm from November)Last tour 1 hour prior to closing time

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Tel: 01736 788662
Fax: 01736 786059

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