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Geevor Tin Mine

Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, UK, TR19 7EW
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Go underground into a real 18th century tin mine. Get interactive in our Hard Rock Museum that tells the fascinating story of Cornish Tin and Copper mining. Explore the many buildings with their magnificent mining machinery! Discover how the rock brought up from deep underground was processed in the Mill to produce the precious tin concentrate.

All of this set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with fantastic coastal scenery, spectacular views and an array of wildlife!


  • Underground tour
  • Museum
  • Dry & Shaft
  • Mineral panning
  • Café
  • Shop


  • Adult £12.95
  • Museum only £10
  • Children (aged 4+) £7.50
  • Children (under 4) Free
  • Student £7.50
  • Senior citizen £11
  • Family ticket (two adults and up to three children) £39.95


Until very recently, Geevor was an operating mine and is built on a steep slope. As a result some areas of the site are not accessible to those with mobility or visual impairments.

We would like everybody to be able to visit us, and enjoy the full site, and are working towards this aim.

Currently there is wheelchair access to the Hard Rock Museum, a number of the mine buildings and many surface areas. The Shop and Cafe are fully accessible, with wheelchair-friendly toilet facilities also available around site. We also offer guided tours around the site and underground to those with visual impairments and guide dogs are permitted everywhere on site, including the underground section.

If you have limited mobility or visual impairment and would like further information, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Carers of visitors with limited mobility or visual impairment are admitted free of charge.

Local directions

Geevor Tin Mine is located in the village of Pendeen, 7 miles west of Penzance. The mine is easily reached from Penzance, St. Ives or Lands End by car or bus.

By road

From Penzance – From the A30 Penzance bypass take the main road to St Just (A3071). Follow the brown signs indicating ‘Historic Mining Area’. Continue along the A3071 and fork right on the B3318 to Pendeen. Turn left at the cross roads to drive through Pendeen and turn right at the Geevor main entrance.

From Lands End and St Just – Turn off the A30 to St Just on the B3306. At St Just continue to Pendeen. Geevor is situated about 3 miles from St Just along the north coast.

From St Ives – Follow the beautiful coast road (the B3306) through Zennor and Morvah to Pendeen.

By bus

We offer a 10% discount to visitors who travel to Geevor by 300 vintage bus.

There is also a community service bus available to all, PZS007.

Both of the above services stop in the Geevor mine carpark by the reception and café/shop.

From Penzance – Take the 17 and ask for Geevor Tin Mine.

From St Just – Take the 17 (also 300 vintage bus in summer) and ask for Geevor Tin Mine.

From St Ives – take the 17 (In summer take the 300 vintage bus) .

At other times of the year travel via Penzance.

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