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.
For full information on accessibility at Geevor, please visit our Accessibility pages.
What are the conditions like in the mine?
We provide all visitors with a dust coat. 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?
Guided tours are available for groups of 10 people or more. At various times of the year, there are guided tours through the Mill and underground.
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?
We have a full menu of hot and cold dishes available for you to enjoy at the Count House Cafe, from sandwiches to baked potatoes and a variety of main meals. We are proud to use many local Cornish suppliers. Enjoy a cream tea while taking in the view, or simply drop in for a cup of tea and some homemade cake.