Multi Award Winning Geevor

Posted in Uncategorized on November 14, 2012 by geevor

Last week we won another trophy to go in the trophy cabinet. We won the Silver trophy in the Cornwall Tourism Awards Small Visitor Attraction of the year for 2012.

This nestles in nicely alongside some of our other awards which include:

  • SW England’s Tourism Excellence Awards for Small Visitor Attraction of the Year
  • National Science and engineering week winner of the best engineering event
  • Heritage Education Trust’s Sandford Award for Heritage Education
  • The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom’s Quality Badge

I better go and buy some polish.

 

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Half-term/Jubilee Events at Geevor Tin Mine

Posted in Uncategorized on May 14, 2012 by geevor

Jubilee Crafts – Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th June

Join us for a craft session in Geevor’s Ken Gilbert room. Make your own badge, engine house night light holder, engine house model or Diamond Jubilee crown to take away as a souvenir.

Sessions are ‘drop-in’ with no booking required and run from 11am – 3pm

Hand Drilling – Sunday 3rd, Monday 4th, Wednesday 6th and Friday 8th

12.30 – 3pm

A chance to try your hand at early mining methods. Try out the jobs of tin dressers and early miners with authentic equipment.

Geevor Talks – Monday 4th, Tuesday 5th & Thursday 7th

12.30pm

An opportunity to listen to a short talk by a former Geevor man about his experiences of working above and below ground.

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Trail – Sunday 3rd – Friday 8th June

Follow the trail of diamonds around the site visiting the same places Queen Elizabeth II experienced during her visit on 28th November 1980 when she opened the new sub-incline shaft. A special commemorative certificate will be given to all visitors who finish the trail and present their completed answer sheets. Suitable for all ages.

All of the above activities are free with site admission.

 

 

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‘The Night Shift’

Posted in Uncategorized on May 14, 2012 by geevor

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. Levant Mine will be steaming to and to the atmosphere. The tour will also include a guided walk of the mining heritage along the coast between the two sites. Also a behind the scenes look at buildings not normally open to the public will be included at Geevor. Bring sturdy footwear and a torch!

Meet (and park) at Geevor 7.30pm for a circular walk lasting until 10pm.

£8 Adults, £6 Children and National Trust members. Over 8’s only. Places limited to 60 people, so please book in advance by phoning 01736 788662 or email bookings@geevor.com

View our web-site to see what happened at ‘The Night Shift’ in May 2011…….

Santa’s Underground Grotto at Geevor

Posted in Uncategorized on November 30, 2011 by geevor

A day of festivities to celebrate the year gone past, before Geevor closes its doors over the Christmas period.

FREE entry to Santa’s grotto, where Santa will be handing out little gifts! Available between 10am-12pm and 12.30pm-3pm (even Santa needs a lunchbreak!).

10% discount in the Geevor Shop for those last minute Christmas presents!

Christmas-themed food in the cafe!

FREE Christmas crafts to make and take!

All ages welcome!!

and…

Will you have the ‘Lucky Ticket’?

Prize draw at the Geevor Shop to win a St. Justin Pewter Celtic Knot Clock – a free ticket to enter the draw will be included with site admission this day only! Or tickets can be purchased from the Geevor Shop. The winning ticket will be drawn by end of day, and the clock sent to you in the post.

As well as all the Christmas activities, paying visitors will also have access to all the usual Geevor activities such as panning for gems and underground tours, as well as the rest of the atmospheric site and interactive Hard Rock Museum. Last entry 3pm.

 

Geevor is closed on Wed 21st December – Tues 27th December, and also closed on Sun 1st & Mon 2nd Jan 2012.

Half term holidays are activity packed at Geevor

Posted in Uncategorized on October 12, 2011 by geevor

Geevor Talks every day Sun 23rd – Fri 28th Oct

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.

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Hand-drilling every day Sun 23rd – Fri 28th Oct

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 1.30-3pm. Free with site admission.

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Geevor’s Big Draw!

Each weekday Mon 24th – Fri 28th Oct

Come and get crafty during our daily drop-in art activities between 1pm-3pm, in Geevor’s Ball Mill. Part of the national Campaign for Drawing which is celebrated throughout October. No booking required. Free with site admission.

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

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