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Learning at Geevor

With stunning views of the rugged Cornish coastline, a large site of historic buildings, authentic underground experience and unique wildlife, Geevor Tin Mine offers an inspirational trip for any age group. Hand-drilling session, guided underground tour, interactive Hard Rock Museum, wildlife activity trail and panning for gems are just some of the hands-on activities on offer at Geevor Tin Mine.


Resources available

This cross-curricular site is also value for money as admission for educational groups includes all onsite activities and teaching resources, with accompanying adults admitted for free.

What learning resources are there to support a visit?

There are online resources available in our Resource Bank, such as downloadable activities, oral histories, online interactives, as well as useful documents and information about the site to facilitate your planning of your visit in our Explore Learning section for each workshop. Outreach sessions can be held at local schools either before or after your visit; Themed loan boxes of artefacts and photos are free to borrow for visiting groups (subject to availability); Geevor’s Learning Team is here to help your planning and will draft a timetable for your visit to make the best use of your time whilst onsite.

Please discuss your requirements and what is available to you with Geevor’s Learning Team on 01736 788662 or 

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What happens on a typical site visit?

All school groups have an opportunity to go underground, have a go at panning for gems and hand-drilling, as well as experience a sensory guided tour of selected surface buildings. For primary school groups, optional themed workshops lasting from 30mins to half a day, are also available. The workshops are led by the Learning team and use artefacts, hands-on group activities, storytelling and dressing-up to encourage the learners’ sensory exploration of various aspects of the mine. Check out our Primary School Groups webpage or the ‘Learning@Geevor’ leaflet for the selection of workshops and activities available. The day will be timetabled for you to make the most of your time onsite and tailored to your groups’ specific needs.

What is an Outreach session?

This is led by one of Geevor\'s Learning Team and includes a hands-on session of handling objects as preparation or reinforcement of a site visit, or just get them enthused about the topic! Outreaches are available to schools up to 50miles radius of Geevor, but charges depends on distance from Geevor and the length of session required. A Standard 1hour Outreach, covering Mining History basics starts from £50 (ex.VAT) for schools up to 30miles away from Geevor. Other topics for Outreach sessions are also available.

Please visit our Outreach Sessions webpage, and/or discuss with Geevor’s Learning Team for options and costs by contacting 01736 788662 or 

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