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We are open Sundays to Fridays from 9am to 5pm

Welcome to Geevor's Classroom

Virtual Loans Box

A virtual loans box containing photographs and explanations of tools and clothes used in and on the surface of Cornish mines. There are also images of rock samples, bal maidens at work and miners underground at Geevor.

Mining History Vitual Loans Box

John's First Day Mining

A short account of a child's first experience of work in a Cornish mine.

John’s first day down the mine

Martha's Day as a Bal Maiden

Martha gives a short account of life working on the surface of a Cornish mine.

A Day in the Life of Martha the Bal-Maiden

The Rock Cycle

An explanation of different types of rocks; igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary, and how they are formed.

The Rock Cycle

See also Geevor’s Classroom videos that include ‘The Rock Cycle and Tin Lode Formation’ and ‘Geevor’s Principal Minerals’ for more information


Fun and creative activities to support your learning.

Two men discussing information on a whiteboardGeevor Wordsearch

Make an Engine House


Fun and creative activities to support your learning.

Download and print out the Engine house . Cut out the image and assemble..

Engine house card template

A selection of videos starting with a simple explanation of the layout of Geevor's underground with Learning Manager Clint Hosking. Robert De Niro was not available.

A series of four videos featuring former miner Mike Sampson answering questions sent in from school children.

Bill Lakin (Director and co-founder of PCH) and David Wright (Custodian and co-founder of PCH) share their recollections of Geevor's transition from mine to museum.

Geevor classroom video