Archive for April, 2011

‘The Night Shift’ at Geevor and Levant

Posted in Uncategorized on April 27, 2011 by geevor

Friday 13th May

Join us for a guided tour of Levant and Geevor Tin Mines to find out about ‘The Night Shift’ in these two neighbouring tin mines, both now heritage sites. To add to the atmosphere, the 1840 winding engine at Levant Mine will be steaming – the oldest Cornish mine engine in existence and the only one still in steam! The tour will also include a guided walk of the mining heritage along the coast between the two sites and visit buildings not normally open to the public at Geevor. Meet (and park) at Geevor 7.30pm for a circular walk lasting until 10pm.

£6 per person, £4 children and National Trust members. Over 8s only. Bring your own torch! Sturdy footwear recommended for rough outdoor terrain. Places are limited so please book in advance by phoning 01736 788662 or email bookings@geevor.com

Orienteering at Geevor At Easter

Posted in Uncategorized on April 4, 2011 by geevor

Family Orienteering Day!

 Thursday 21 April 11am-3pm

Ever wanted to have a go at Orienteering? Then come along to this taster day at Geevor!

With the help of Cornwall Orienteering Club, an Orienteering trail will be set-up around the Geevor site to encourage people to have a go at this outdoor sport, that not only exercises the body but the brain as well! Available between 11am-3pm, starting from outside Geevor Reception. Free entry to participate in orienteering activities, but 50p per map is required.

This event is running in conjunction with the temporary exhibition, ‘Underground, Overground’ which is currently on display in Geevor’s Hard Rock Museum. This exhibition displays previously unseen plans from Geevor’s Archives, tells the fascinating stories behind the plans, how they were made, and also offers an interactive gallery trail to have a go at creating your own plan. For more information about this exhibition, see our Exhibitions page on our website. To visit Hard Rock Museum and gallery, site admission applies.

Easter Holiday Events

Posted in Uncategorized on April 4, 2011 by geevor

Geevor Talks  every Sun, Tues and Thurs

Listen to a 20 min talk on a fascinating aspect of mining history that brings the site to life! No booking required, talks will start at 12.30pm. Free with site admission.

 and

 Hand-drilling every Mon, Wed and Fri

A chance to have a go at the jobs miners and bal maidens would have done 200 years ago, try hand drilling, hand barrowing and crushing rocks using a bucking iron. Suitable for all ages. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. No booking required, sessions run between 1.30 – 3.00 pm. Free with site admission.

 and

 Easter Crafts every Monday

Come and get crafty during our drop-in session between 11am-3pm every Monday of the Easter holidays. No booking required. Free with site admission.

Wheal Owles Disaster illustrated Talk

Posted in Uncategorized on April 4, 2011 by geevor

On Thursday there will be an illustrated talk by mining surveyor, Lawrence Holmes, on the Wheal Owles mining disaster. There will also be an opportunity to visit the exhibition ‘Underground, Overground’, which shows life-sized replicas of some of the plans from Geevor’s archive, including one of Wheal Owles.

£3 per person. Starting at 7pm in Geevor’s Hard Rock Museum. Refreshments will be available. Please book by contacting Geevor Reception on 01736 788662 or email bookings@geevor.com