Archive for October, 2008

Hard Rock Museum opens with a Big Bang

Posted in Hard Rock Museum on October 13, 2008 by geevor

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.

Welcome to Geevor’s blog!

Posted in welcome to Geevor with tags , , , , , on October 6, 2008 by geevor

This is Geevor Tin Mine Museum’s blog.  The blog provides a way for us (Geevor’s staff) to let you know what’s going on at Geevor. Including current and upcoming events, our collections and even just for you to see what we do on a daily basis to make sure you have a enjoyable visit to Geevor.

why a blog?

At Geevor we believe in community and in the importance of the visitor experience.  The local community plays a unique part in the development of the Geevor’s museum.   Since 2001, Geevor Tin Mine has been managed by Pendeen Community Heritage, a village based registered charity. Blogging is a new way for us to interact.  Here anyone and everyone can interact and find out more about us at Geevor.