What's on in 2019



Come rain or shine, it`s always worth going to

2019 Activities.

Easter:- Sunday 7th April to Monday 22nd April

Come and visit Geevor this Easter!
During the Easter holidays we will be offering a fantastic selection of events and demonstrations for all the family to enjoy.
Witness some of our recently restored machinery in full operation, the Mucker and Rock Drill used by the miners underground will be demonstrated daily.
Test your strength and see if you have what it takes to be a miner with our
'Kibble Filling' and 'Hand Drilling'  challenges.
Meet Marc and hear a musical introduction to Geevor.
Listen to first hand accounts of how the job was done with daily 'Miners Talks'
in The Dry.
Investigate our Mineral collection during our 'Mineral ID Days' and find out whats underneath your feet.
Keep up to date with all of our events on our Facebook page where daily schedules will be advertised. There will be something for everyone!"

See facebook for latest information. 



The activities below are some of our extra features we put on all free with admission during school holidays .


Miner's talk in the dry

Hear a Geevor Miner talk about  their experiences working at the Mine.


Back to list.


Hand drilling

Come and experience drilling holes in rock by hand, as done in 18th and 19th centurys.

Back to list.

Kibble Filling

Test your skills against the clock to fill the kibble- a bucket used for hoisting ore from the underground workings.

Back to list.

 Rocks minerals and metals identification


Back to list.


Dressing up


Back to list.

Boxhole building

Back to list.

 Story telling

Eimco Mucker

 Back to list.

Holmans Rock Drill 

Back to list. 


Explore more of Geevors' unique location.

A series of tracks give access to a lanscape shaped by centuries of mining.


 Explore the spectacular landscape by following our well signposted routes

And to get you back!



At the bottom of the site are the settling tanks from an earlier process.


The zawn where some of the mines water discharges.


Always great fun. Panning for minerals. Located on the Tin Floors.



Please check our facebook page and www.geevor.com for details.


  • View Comments
  • Leave a Comment

Comment left by John Thornton on 2011-04-08 15:29:09

I had high expectations for the Wheal Owles talk, I was not disappointed. The talk transcended a recounting of a mining tragedy and gave a powerful insight into life during the late 1800's. The presentation impressed in its content from surveying difficulties; the impact on workers, families and owners; the daily risks of working in such harsh conditions and much more. All of this wrapped in an exciting presentation unfolding the events and implications in a cracking mystery style. Whilst my 12 year old was a bit lost on the methods of underground surveying (and I too, if truth be known!), it did not spoil the enjoyment, in fact it added to the pleasure of the evening. With tea and biscuits and access to the exhibition after, it was an excellent evening. With other interesting and diverse events planned, it looks like Geevor is creating some fascinating ways of telling the wider mining story. Sign up on line for the events newsletter is my recommendation.

Comment left by G Pengilley on 2011-09-05 00:32:00

Totally brilliant, the best attraction in Cornwall. I went with my 10 year son and we only had three hours to spend before it closed, we literally jogged around the place and still did not see it all, it’s a huge site and fantastic value for money, it was the last working tin mine in Britain. The out buildings were wonderful, you could feel and see what it was like to mine tin, the “wet room” where the miners showered and dried off after a shift brought tears to the eyes, a huge building with hundreds of lockers still full of the items a miner brought to work, like old fashioned cigarettes, tin cans, lights ,and clothes, with hundreds of large black and white photos of the miners who worked there, some dead now, some old, but captured in time their ruggedness, determination and sorrow at the closing of the mine. The building where the tin ore was processed was again huge and very impressive, children can pan for ore and the trip down a two hundred year old tin mine was wonderful my son thought it was magical. There’s multimedia centre, a museum, a model of the 100’s of miles of tunnels underground and about 30 different outbuildings to visit, like the huge generator buildings and mine rescue building. The knowledge of the former miners who take you underground is exceptional and brought home to you how hard tin mining was, chasing a a few centimetre wide curtain of tin ore 20 odd miles underground, where you had to pay for everything you used, even until it was closed emphasised how easy life is compared to the miners of the past. Apparently the life expectancy of a tin miner in the eighteenth century was only about 25 years! Arsenic poisoning, lung disease from the asbestos like fibres mixed into the tin ore, pneumonia from the wet working conditions and walking miles home in wet clothes after a shift and a very poor diet just killed them all off at an incredibly young age. So in conclusion this attraction was in my opinion much better than the Eden Project, which was itself very good. It’s very reasonably priced, it’s huge you can spend a day or a couple of hours there and with gift aid you can return for free.


Comment left by John Thornton on 2011-09-07 18:18:48

Another great evening at Geevor. This time about bats - interesting talk, pictures, sounds and sensors to locate them. All in the atmospheric surroundings of Geevor buildings. Should be more at these evenings - very good.


Comment left by Richard Dobson on 2012-08-11 11:04:14

I first visited the mine in the early 90's not long after it had ceased production. All the machinery and equipment were still in place, it was a sad sight to see it all dormant, but worth the visit. I then went back a couple of years later and the scrap metal men had been in and ripped the mine workshops and equipment apart. Our tour was given by Johnny Johnson, an ex miner from Geevor. He had great sadness in his voice as he was trying to explain what was where and could only show us empty spaces where the machinery had been, At this time the underground tour was not operating and it looked like the mine might close it's doors for good. Fortunately it didn't and we have been back each year whilst we have been on holiday in Cornwall. It has flourished and grown with a passion that is without equal, long may they continue as we will be visiting for many years to come. Visitors will need the best part of a day here as there is so much to see and do.


Comment left by Arlene1994 on 2012-09-05 18:23:47

Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon www.geevor.com and wanted to say that I have truly enjoyed browsing your phorum posts. After all I'll be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again soon!


Comment left by Katy & Jason on 2016-04-25 15:31:08

We visited the mine on our trip to Cornwall last week (21/04/16) and had a brilliant time! The museum was great, really informative and it was great to go inside all of the different buildings that housed the machines. It was especially moving to see where the miners used to prepare for their days work, it made you think about how hard it would have been, not only the work, but preparing for a days graft in the locker rooms there, made particularly real by the possessions that are left behind. Our trip underground was also good, the lady who took us on the tour was very knowledgable which was great! I also enjoyed panning for the crystals, I managed to fill my little plastic pouch quite well!! We also had a hot chocolate in the cafe overlooking the sea which rounded off our visit nicely. All in all this place is well worth a visit and I'd say you definately get your moneys worth, which is refreshing these days! Big thanks to all the staff and volunteers who keep the place going, it really is a great piece of Cornish history well preserved, hopefully for a long time to come. :)


Name: (as you would like it to appear on the website)

Email: (this will not be displayed on the website)