Hundreds of visitors gathered at the entrance to the new Hard Rock museum to see 100 year old Winnie Sevier cut the ribbon and declare the new interactive museum officially open. That was then followed by Brian Armstrong, who had overseen the project, depressing a detonator and initiating a very loud, firework display.
The museum itself offers plenty to do for every member of the family. Tin production is explained with lots of interactive gadgets and there is even a re-created stope to provide visitors with a feel for what life underground is like. Thanks to Cyril Honey, the mine’s Oral History Officer, there is also an opportunity to hear stories about the mine from the miners and other people connected with it in a special audio pod.
Entrance to the Hard Rock Museum is included in the entry price to the Geevor Tin Mine attraction, which costs £8.50 for adults, £7.50 for concessions, £4.50 for children and students and £25 for a family ticket.
The attraction is open every day, except Saturday, from 9am to 5pm until the end of October with underground tours taking place hourly from 10am to 4pm.