Frequently Asked Questions
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.
However, don’t forget we are a large site with lots to experience – including walks along the South West Coast Path and nature trails – so you can easily spend a whole day here!
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?
Due to the current COVID guidelines and restrictions we are unable to provide our visitors with a dust coat as we would normally do. Therefore 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?
Under normal circumstances we offer guided tours of the site for 10 or more people. However, due to current COVID restrictions we are unable to offer this as we cannot guarantee adherence to social distancing guidelines.
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! However, as with many other businesses during the COVID pandemic things will be different in the cafe with reduced seating, increased takeaway items and a reduced menu. There are plenty of picnic tables opposite the cafe that you can use. Breakfasts will be served from 9am and you will still be able to order one of our pasties. If you wish to reserve a table you will need to phone the cafe.