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Geevor Tin Mine

Pendeen, Cornwall

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Geevor Tin Mine, between the villages of Pendeen and Trewellard, in the south west of Cornwall, is a tin mining museum/heritage centre. It is left as a living history of a working tin mine.  A cafe overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Entry to the shop and cafe is free. There are guides to take small groups of people around the tin mine.  The museum is an Anchor Point of ERIH, The European Route of Industrial Heritage.

For history of site click here.

"A part of the World Heritage Site - Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape"

Location: Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall

Grid Reference: SW375343 Ceremonial County: Cornwall

Map Link: Multimap

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Getting there:  From Penzance - The A30 Penzance bypass take the main road to St Just (A3071). Follow the brown signs indicating ‘Historic Mining Area’. Continue along the A3071 and fork right on the B3318 to Pendeen. Turn left at the cross roads to drive through Pendeen and turn right at the Geevor main entrance.

From Lands End and St Just - Turn off the A30 to St Just on the B3306. At St Just continue to Pendeen. Geevor is situated about 3 miles from St Just along the north coast.

From St Ives - Follow the coast road (the B3306) through Zennor and Morvah to Pendeen.

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Email: Bookings@geevor.com
Address: Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Penzance, Cornwall
Postcode:TR19 7EW Telephone: 01736 788662

Opening Times: Open every day except Saturday, all year round.

From Easter-end of Oct: Open from 9am, underground tours running on the hour from 10am-4pm During school holidays underground tours run continuously if required.

In Winter last admission is at 3pm. Underground tours are at 11am, 1pm, 3pm. Christmas and new year opening and times may vary.

Charges: Adults £8.50 (£6 Museum only); Children and students £4.50; Seniors £7.50; Family (2+3) £25; children under 5 FREE.

Nearby Locations: Morwellham, Devon

Other Location Pages: Living History Section          List of Living History Museums

Living history museums introduction        World Heritage Sites in the UK

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By: Tracey Park Section: Living History Section Key:
Page Ref: geevor_tin Topic: Living History Last Updated: 07/2009

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