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Museum
Location type: Museum
Location address: United Kingdom, Cornwall, St. Just
Number of texts: 2
4 stars
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Geevor Tin Mine is a tin mining museum/heritage centre, left as a living history of a working tin mine. It has on its site a shop with tin-related souvenirs and books. A cafe overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Entry to the shop and cafe is free. There are guides to take small groups of people around the tin mine. There are some really interesting children’‘s activities in the tour waiting area eg: panning for gold and other precious gemstones which you can bag up and take away with you. The museum is an Anchor Point of ERIH, The European Route of Industrial Heritage.

Linked characteristics: Child friendly
Linked themes: Geology, Industry

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Geevor Tin Mine is a tin mine in the far west of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, between the villages of Pendeen and Trewellard. It was operational between 1911 and 1990 during which time it produced about 50,000 tons of black tin. It is now a museum and heritage centre left as a living history of a working tin mine. The museum is an Anchor Point of ERIH, The European Route of Industrial Heritage.

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