Frequently Asked Questions
Popular questions we get asked about visiting Geevor.
How long do you recommend for a visit to Geevor Tin Mine?
We would recommend a minimum of two hours to come to Geevor and enjoy everything we have to offer.
We are a large site with lots to experience and the Count House Café is a firm favourite with many. Not to mention the South West Coast Path being on our doorstep and the guided walking routes with have for you via our Xplor App.
Some visitors have stayed for 4 hours and said this still wasn’t enough time for them! You could easily make a day of it.
Can I explore at my own pace?
Absolutely! That is what is so enjoyable about Geevor. All of our surface buildings and the Hard Rock Museum are open all day and can be visited in your own time at a pace that is right for you.
If you want to adventure underground into Wheal Mexico then this open between 10am – 4pm.
What kind of clothing should I wear to visit Geevor Tin Mine?
Please wear sensible clothing and footwear to visit Geevor. The site is high on the Cornish cliffs, overlooking the Atlantic, and can be subject to the whims of Cornish weather!
Closed footwear is advised, as we are a former working mine with uneven ground.
Is the site accessible by wheelchair?
As Geevor was a working mine, we do understand the importance of ensuring accessibility for our visitors around as much of our site as possible. We have made every effort to ensure visitors in wheelchairs can access many parts of the Geevor site. The Hard Rock Museum, shop and café are fully accessible as are some of the key buildings Visit:- Accessibility guide
What are the conditions like in the mine?
We would advise that you wear casual clothing in the mine. The tunnel floor is mostly gravel – there are no ladders to climb. It can be wet after periods of heavy rain!
Is there somewhere we can leave our belongings while we are on site?
Most people arriving by car leave any belongings secured in their vehicle. However, for those arriving at Geevor by bus or foot, we have limited facilities for storing your belongings while you are on site.
Do you offer guided tours?
We offer guided tours of the mine with a 10% discount for 10 or more people. To avoid disappointment it is best that you book before you visit.
During the busy months we have our guides stationed throughout the mine to direct you and share their knowledge of Geevor. You may even hear a tale or two!
Are dogs allowed on site?
We welcome dogs across the entire mine site, with the exception of the underground mine. Assistance dogs are welcome across the whole site without exception. We provide drinking water for them at various places across the site.
Can I get something to eat while I am there?
Yes you can! We have a family run café on site making delicious homemade breakfasts, lunches (the pasties are VERY popular) and tasty treats. Take a look at the menu.
What time is last entry to the site?
November – March 3pm
April – October 4pm
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