What's on next at Geevor...
Half-term at Geevor
Sunday 26th May – Friday 31st May
Sunday 26th, Tuesday 28th & Thursday 30th – A Miners Tale. 12.30. Join us in The Dry for a short talk by a former Geevor man on what it was like to work both above and below ground in a Cornish tin mine. Suitable for all ages.Free with site admission.
Monday 27th, Wednesday 29th & Friday 31st – Hand drilling. 11.30am – 2pm.
Have a go at early mining methods in our hand drilling demonstration. Drill a hole in the rock by hand, crush the ore with a bucking hammer just like the bal-maidens used to do. Carry the hand barrow and experience the hard work our predecessors did on a daily basis. Suitable for all ages. Free with site admission.
Monday 27th – Drop in crafts session 11am – 3pm in the Gilbert Room
Adventurers in Music Friday 14th June
This summer, a remarkable live event is coming to Cornish Mining World Heritage Sites across Cornwall. Adventurers in Music sees the fusion of theatre and brass music, in a new piece of writing looking at Cornish copper mining in the 1860s.
A new piece of work by Jane Pugh, with original brass and silver band scores composed by Simon Dobson, Adventurers in Music follows the story of Matthew, a thinker, and those around him, we see the effects of copper mining on their community.
With live performance, live bands, music workshops, as well as opportunities to take part in the action as community performers, Adventurers in Music is set to be a remarkable day out for all the family.
Live performances will take place at 11.00am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm in The Ball Mill, Geevor Tin Mine.
Free with site admission.
Geevor Tin Mine at the Royal Cornwall Show Thursday 6th –Saturday 8th June 2013
Geevor will be attending the Royal Cornwall Show for the first time this year. Please come along and visit us on our stand 467. We will have our panning for ‘gold’ & gems activity and a chance to dress up as a miner or a bal-maiden. Also on the stand there will be a former Geevor man to ask questions about what it was like to work in a Cornish Tin Mine. It should be a fantastic three days with something for everyone on offer. Please see www.royalcornwallshow.org for more information.