The mining experience

Geevor Tin Mine

Get your hands dirty and delve into Cornwall’s tin and copper mining history. Geevor Tin Mine is the largest preserved mining site in the country. Nestled in the St Just mining district, Geevor was the last mine in the area to close its doors. It reopened to enable locals and tourists to experience what life was like for Cornish miners – you can even travel down into the tunnels of Wheal Mexico Mine. Plan your visit here.

Cost: 
  • Paid

Accessibility

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Eco Top Tip

Download the Tin Coast App to learn more about the land, community and wildlife surrounding the mine.

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