Colleges and Universities

A number of colleges and universities have used Geevor as a base for fieldwork and to cover a range of specialist topics. Tours by our Geevor Guides, many of whom are ex-miners, add colour to the academic background and gives the personal touch and wider effects of mining history. Though we cannot claim to be experts in every relevant field of study (!) we can provide the background context to the mining industry and Cornish culture, in which you can apply your academic theory.

Independent research projects and PhDs for a broad array of subjects have also successfully taken place with Geevor as a key resource or case study. Sections of some of these projects have been made available on this website. Although research facilities onsite are limited, both the Learning and Curatorial staff will endeavour to help as much as possible. Check out the Explore Collections and Explore the Mine sections on this website for more information about our collection or contact Curatorial Department to discuss accessibility to the archive and collection.

Click here for a detailed bibliography of Cornish Mining History resources, from the World Heritage Site Nomination Document


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