children hand drilling

Why come?...Geevor rocks!

With stunning views of the rugged Cornish coastline, a large site of historic buildings, authentic underground experience and unique wildlife, Geevor Tin Mine offers an inspirational trip for any age group. Hand-drilling session, guided underground tour, interactive Hard Rock Museum, wildlife activity trail and panning for gems are just some of the hands-on activities on offer at Geevor Tin Mine.

This cross-curricular site is also value for money as admission for educational groups includes all onsite activities and teaching resources, with accompanying adults admitted for free.


In 2007 and 2012- Geevor's Learning Team were awarded the Sandford Award for Heritage Education! These awards are valid for 5 years.


In February 2012, Geevor's Learning Team was awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge!


Find out more about the people affected by Hard Rock Mining here at Geevor to create a lasting sensory experience to inspire learning about this once vital Cornish industry, which is now a World Heritage Site. 

Explore this e-learning website using the links above, to the left and below, to check out what you can see and do at Geevor, find out what others say about us, as well as download resources to discover more about Cornish mining history.






“Exciting, fun, cool! I love it! The new museum is amazing. Come too!”

Student, Pendeen School


"We all had a lovely day. The children were involved in so many different activities that all of them came away with something that they had learnt and enjoyed. I received a lot of very positive feedback from parents."

Teacher, Nancledra School


"Very good! We gained a huge amount of experience which we can draw uponfor future discussions and lessons!"

Teacher, St. Michaels School Helston


"Pacy, plenty of moving about and hands on."

Teacher, Mullion School


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Comment left by lil on 2011-02-01 20:11:21

wowzer!!! amazing, I am soooo coming to see this!

Comment left by hacker on 2011-02-01 20:14:28

itis just soooooo cool, come and see!!!


Comment left by Abodiaimmaria on 2011-02-26 20:09:00

hi, new to the site, thanks.


Comment left by Teacher, St Piran's School, Hayle on 2012-03-06 16:16:29

We had a fantastic time. The children thoroughly enjoyed all activities, but exploring the mine and stepping back in time to become children of mining times were big highlights. The 'Hard Rock Challenge' provided an ideal opportunity to reconsolidate learning from our topic on 'Rocks and Soils'.


Comment left by Teacher from Mousehole School on 2013-03-08 18:36:04

Have just returned fro a fantastic day at Geevor. Excelent,hands on day led by Joby,Clint and staff. The children learnt so much and said it was one of the best trips ever! Thank you


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