Plan your Educational Visit
Geevor’s Learning Team were awarded the Sandford Award for Heritage Education in 2007, 2012, 2017 and again in 2022, with each award being valid for a period of five years, ‘in recognition of their outstanding contribution to education and learning within the historic environment’. The latest report concluded “This was one of the best school visits I have ever seen”, Lead Judge, Robin Clutterbuck. The Team also hold the Learning Outside the Classroom badge of quality.
Education groups to Geevor enjoy a discounted admission; in addition supervising adults/group leaders have free admission.
Primary School Workshops
Pick one of Geevor’s workshops and let us organise your day for you. A typical day at Geevor includes a hand-drilling and rock-crushing sessions, a tour of the processing mill, an underground tour of the mine and some panning for minerals – as well as your selection from one of the our workshops.
Secondary School Workshops
We offer a bespoke service for our secondary school groups, helping you to use the site as inspiration for long term projects. Geevor is a cross-curricular site and encompasses topics such as the industrial revolution, social history and environmental science. Topics as broad as Music, Design & Technology, Art, English and Geography can be applied onsite.
Short-term work experience placements are available each year for students to get involved in the different aspects of the working site as a whole and behind-the-scenes.
For further information about how we can assist you in organising a visit to Geevor for Key Stage 3 groups, please contact the Learning Team.
Contact the Learning Team
T: 01736 788662
ADMISSION COSTS FOR EDUCATIONAL GROUPS
For educational groups of 10 or more children, the cost is £5.85 per child. Accompanying adults go free of charge. The cost includes a group discount, a free pre-visit for the teacher to allow planning, use of a lunch room and access to a loans box.
Adult to Child Ratios
|Reception Class||1 adult: 3 students|
|KS1: Years 1-2 students||1 adult: 6|
|KS2: Years 3-6 students||1 adult: 8|
|KS3: Years 7+ students||1 adult: 10|
A member of the Learning Team at Geevor Tin Mine is happy to come to visit your school and deliver a session.
We will come along with genuine mining artefacts, and deliver a session exploring these objects, dressing up in mining clothes and discussing life as a miner. Each session lasts approximately one hour.
We can offer these activities for Early Years groups and KS1 and KS2 groups – please contact the Learning Team for further information, including details of costs. We are also happy to discuss bespoke and special arrangements for outreach activity,
As well as our onsite activities, Geevor can also offer outreach activities – this includes schools and colleges borrowing a loan box.
A loan box is a themed box of resources, including genuine Geevor artefacts and accompanying classroom activities. It is designed to compliment your chosen workshop on site and allows you to continue studying the topic after you’ve visited us.
Loan boxes can be borrowed, free of charge, by any visiting educational group for a period of up to two weeks.
For more information on the loan boxes we have available, please contact the Learning Team.