Archive for November, 2008

A Geevor First!

Posted in Events on November 10, 2008 by geevor

 On Wed 5th Nov, St just Primary School’s year 6 was the first school group to pilot specialised maths activities at Geevor Tin Mine and Heritage Centre to celebrate this week’s Maths Week.

The afternoon included using Geevor’s amazing archive. The students looked at wage books and miner’s expense books dating back to 1888, and had to get their heads around pounds, shilling and pence. They also successfully completed a maths trail around the mill, new museum and surface buildings and talked face to face to a real miner.

The day was organised by the St Just School’s Andy Bowman, with Jo Buckingham facilitating on the Geevor side, with help from archive and learning departments at Geevor. Jo Buckingham said “The day was such a success. We hope that this is the start of many more maths events at Geevor.  We will definitely be planning something special to involve more schools next year in a much bigger maths week event. “

If any schools are interested in this or want to find out about other learning activities at Geevor, please contact Geevor on 01735 788662 or email

want to know what we do?

Posted in welcome to Geevor on November 4, 2008 by geevor


well now you can!

Click on meet the geevor staff to find out a bit more about us, our jobs and why we love Geevor so much.   We will be regurlarly updating our pages so you can discover what we are up to! Especially as we have some exciting projects in the pipeline!

International Conference comes to Geevor!

Posted in Events on November 3, 2008 by geevor

The International Mining History Congress Conference is coming to Cornwall 12 – 15 June 2009

Organised by
Department of History, University of Exeter and Geevor Tine Mine Museum,
and supported by the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site

The Penventon Park Hotel, Redruth, Cornwall, UK

The Eighth International Mining History Congress will be held in Redruth, at the centre of the once large and highly influential copper and tin mining industry of Cornwall and west Devon. From here labour and mining expertise was exported to the world, and much of the surviving landscape has recently been accorded UNESCO World Heritage status.

This Congress follows on previous meetings, the first of which was held in Australia in 1985, then Germany in 1989, the United States in 1994, Mexico in 1998, Greece in 2000, Japan in 2003, and India in 2007.

The meeting will start with a plenary session on the evening of Friday, 12th June, and will conclude at lunchtime on Monday, 15th June, with continuous paper sessions on Saturday and Sunday, 13th and 14th June. The conference includes a trip to Geevor, where you can have a tour of the underground workings and a behind the scenes tour of the technical innovations taking place at Geevor in the past.

A pre-sessional event will include field trips to mining and related sites across Cornwall and West Devon and arrangements will be made to conduct delegates to another conference, organised by the British National Association Of Mining History Organisations in Matlock, Derbyshire the following weekend, 19th to 21st June.

Want to know more??

visit the International Mining History Congress pages