Archive for September, 2011

Our greatest sympathy goes out to all the families of the miners who died in the Gleision coal mine disaster in Wales last week.

Posted in Uncategorized on September 19, 2011 by geevor
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Evening Talk “The Day The Earth Opened Up”

Posted in Uncategorized on September 19, 2011 by geevor

Tue 27th September

An illustrated talk by Lawrence Holmes, a Founder Member of Carn Brea Mining Society on the Scottish ‘Knockshinnoch Colliery Disaster of 7 September 1950’. There will also be an opportunity to visit Geevor’s Hard Rock Museum.

£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

September Activities- The Night Shift Guided tour

Posted in Uncategorized on September 5, 2011 by geevor

Time: 7:00pm

Meet: Geevor Reception

Cost: £8/£6 Concs.

Guided tour of Geevor and Levant at night. Includes levant in steam.

September activities- Free Open Day

Posted in Uncategorized on September 5, 2011 by geevor

Come and experience our amazing local culture and heritage today! As part of the nation-wide Heritage Open Days this weekend, we are offering free site admission to all, giving you the opportunity and access to find out more about your local tin mine!

 

‘Behind-the-Scenes’ Tours

A remarkable opportunity to visit some of the places on the site that are not normally open to the public. Glimpse the site behind the scenes and understand how we are striving to preserve our local heritage. Tours will last 90 minutes, starting at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm. Cost £2 per person. Please book in advance by contacting Geevor Reception on 01736 788662 or by emailing bookings@geevor.com

 

Hand Drilling

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 (except those using the bucking iron must be over 8 yrs). All children must be accompanied by an adult. No booking required, sessions run between 1.30 – 3pm.

September Activities- Bat Walk and Talk

Posted in Uncategorized on September 5, 2011 by geevor

Tues 6th September  Time:7:30 Cost: £3

After a fascinating illustrated talk by a local Cornwall bat expert, you will have a chance to use a Bat Detector to investigate and listen for bats that may be hunting around the site just after sunset.