Geevor Tin Mine is a windswept reminder of Cornwall’s industrial heritage, and it sits high on the North Atlantic coast. The site sprawls for 67 acres of visible history and forms the best-preserved mining site in the UK.
The area surrounding Geevor has been mined for thousands of years, and since its closure as a working mine in 1990 the site houses exhibitions and demonstrations of its days as a place of work. Geevor Tin Mine is a Penzance attraction sure to capture your imagination, and it’s a great way to gain an insight into the impact of mining on Cornwall.
The Cornish Mining World Heritage Site starts here, and visitors can take a peek underground and see just a tiny part of the huge network of tunnels that’s beneath the landscape. Tin mining was a huge part of Cornish life, and the cost of it changed the course of lives throughout the county until the mine finally closed for good in 1990.
The listed buildings and surrounding area have been kept much as they always were, and a visit to Geevor is fascinating for all age groups. The attraction includes underground tours, the Hard Rock Museum and much more. There are also events held on the site during the summer, including talks from the people who mined the ground, workshops and stone carving.
Address: Pendeen, Penzance, Cornwall TR19 7EW