Opening Hours

Geevor Tin Mine is open Sunday to Friday.

(We are CLOSED Saturdays).

From November to March the site will be open 10.00am till 4.00pm.


December 4th until December 21st

Underground/mill tours are at 11.00am, 1.00pm , 3.00pm 

Please note that the above tours will take at least 1 hour.


Christmas 2017 closing 21st December to 26th December inclusive.


 December 27th,28th,29th,31st 

The mill open from 10.00am till  3.00pm.

Tours of the Underground will run during these hours


 

Closed New years day.


 

From April the site opens at 9.00am and the underground experience runs from 10.00am. The site closes at 5.00pm.

 

Last admission 1 hour prior to closing.


 

For admission charges please click here.

 


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Comment left by Larry Coleman on 2009-11-12 01:39:24

My wife and I visited about a year ago and were stunned by the whole experience. Our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic and obviously loved to tell visitors the story of the mine. And what a story! After that, to go down into the mine to see firsthand how it was done was almost a religious experience. My wife and I have rather different tastes in museums but we agreed that this was the most memorable of any of its type that we have ever seen. Go...you will not regret it.

Comment left by D Ellisdon on 2011-08-19 12:00:12

One would think Saturday being the most popular day of the week, you would be open!

 

Comment left by Liz Bagley on 2012-03-15 10:17:19

Twice we have wanted to visit you when we have had visitors. Both times (being Saturdays) you have been shut. I'm amazed you can afford to lose so much business on the busiest day of the week. GEEVOR REPLY... Thank you for taking time to comment. Obviously we are sorry that having made the effort to get here we were closed. However, unlike most attractions we do not close during the winter months, and are open for 6 days a week throughout the year. It may come of some surprise to you that Saturday is not the busiest day of the week for Geevor, but in fact the quietest. We made the decision to open 7 days a week in 2009 for July and August (having also done so in trials in previous years), and it did not make commercial sense. Saturday was by far the quietest day of the week. We have many educational tours during the year so closing during weekdays is not an option, and Sundays are busy. Therefore in line with the National Trust in the far west of Cornwall (Levant Mine, St. Michael's Mount, Trengwainton Gardens) we do not open on Saturdays.

 

Comment left by Lester Kemp on 2012-09-12 19:11:04

Very interesting tour. Amazing history and great to have an experienced guide underground. As a Geologist myself, I found it fascinating and I'm pleased to see this site preserved for the general public to visit and understand the SW's mining history.

 

Comment left by Alan Gough on 2013-01-12 14:05:22

Having spent a rainy day at geevor we were not put of.The guide was excellent friendly and knowledgeable .Look forward to another visit next month

 

Comment left by Mr & Mrs Preston on 2016-02-07 00:24:33

My wife and I visited the museum on Friday 6th February and spent all day there, I think we may have been the last to leave. Guides were very friendly and informative. Thoroughly recommend a visit.

 

Comment left by Shirley Fawcett on 2017-04-16 13:34:03

I'm most surprised to see almost no mention on this site of your truly excellent cafe/restaurant with its stunning views - unless I've missed it somewhere? For me as a local, disabled and without a decent garden, that cafe is one of your biggest attractions - and I can't help thinking that if I didn't know of its existence, I certainly wouldn't guess that it existed from looking at your site. It deserves a proper plug for its proper Cornish delights and, once again, its astonishing views! It's surprisingly hard to find places in West Cornwall where you can have a cuppa and gave at the deep blue sea, and you are one of those precious rarities. So please make the most of your advantages there! And if you fancy creating a spot outside where that cuppa could be drunk in the sun, then that would be even better!

 

Comment left by Allan Kidson on 2017-07-02 19:08:07

Totally awesome! loved the underground experience,can't begin to imagine how men and boys as young as 7 worked in those tunnels with just the light of a candle. Great food in the café and a year's free membership just for signing up to Gift Aid. We live not far away so we will definitely be back.

 

Comment left by Polo on 2017-08-18 22:11:18

The thought of working underground with just candle light is daunting. I remember a time when the fuse blew on my cap lamp when I was around 2,000m from Victory Shaft. I steadily walked back in the darkness When I was passing through places that were "difficult" I lit a cigarette and could see with the glow from the cigarette.

 

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