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The Man Engine arrives at Geevor 6th August .
7,500 people attended the site for the finale of his trip from Tavistock
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The machine works it way to the ore pile for final transformation
With everyone singing the Man Engine stands to his full height.
Pyrotechnics in action prior to the final display.
With a loud explosion the flags of the Cornish diaspora are hurled to the ground from the Man Engine's hand .
Latest film news
It was with great pleasure that on Tuesday we welcomed FFPNewMedia on our site.
Geevor is playing a major role in one of the latest Rosamunde Pilcher projects, a story based on the author`s books.
It will then be broadcast on German TV (ZDF) later this year.
Film director is Marco Serafini – well known in Germany and beyond.
For the scenes here we had the German actors Michael Fitz and his son Emanuel on site. Both are well known musicians, as well.
An exciting but successful day.
Geevor awarded the 2015 Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor
Geevor included in the list of 100 Greatest Geosites
The Geological Society of London has published a list of the 100 greatest geosites in the UK and Ireland. The list was selected from over 400 nominations, the majority of which were submitted via social media, using the #100geosites hashtag. A geosite is a location which highlights the importance of geology to our lives. Geevor was choosen due to it's historical industrial and economic importance.
South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2014-15
Geevor Tin Mine has been selected as one of the ‘Highly Commended’ entries in the Small Visitor Attraction of the Year category of this year’s South West Tourism Excellence Awards. The judges were hugely impressed by our business and decided to award Geevor Tin Mine ‘Highly Commended’ status. This is only awarded in those categories where the judges had the toughest of decisions, and reflects the reality that the scoring was immensely close. With a record of 425 entries to consider, the team of 35 judges undertook a record 275 visits (up from 213 last year).To have achieved Highly Commended status is a huge achievement, especially in England’s top region for tourism.
Multi award winning Geevor recieves Bronze award at the recent 2014/15 Cornwall Tourism Awards ceremony held at Newquay.
South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2013-14
Geevor Tin Mine scoops Silver!
The 2013-14 South West Tourism Excellence Awards ceremony was held at the Holiday Inn, Plymouth last Thursday evening, January 30th. Tourism businesses from Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset and Gloucestershire were competing with each other for the coveted awards.
The event was hosted by ITV Westcountry news presenter Ian Axton, with an opening presentation by travel writer Sally Shalam.
Geevor Tin Mine in Pendeen continued its rich vein of form winning the Silver award in its category, pipped by a National Trust property from Somerset! Together with the three trophies collected at the Cornwall Tourism Awards in November, 2013-14 is proving to be the most successful period in its history as a tourist/ education attraction. “This is a remarkable achievement for an industrial heritage site”, said Mike Simpson, Mine Manager, “and an acknowledgement of the superb efforts of the staff at Geevor in providing such a high standard of excellence to our visitors.”
Geevor is one of the tourism businesses that will now be representing Cornwall in the national Visit England awards later this year.
Geevor Tin Mine – Winner of Winners!
The 12th Annual Tourism Awards were held on Thursday night, November 7th at the Headland Hotel, Newquay. Geevor Tin Mine in Pendeen was up for two awards on the night.
In the first category for which it was nominated, Geevor was awarded the Silver award for best Historic Property and Country House.
The second category, best Art, Museum and Maritime attraction, Geevor was awarded the Gold award!
Towards the end of proceedings the coveted Winner of Winners category was announced. Malcolm Bell, Head of Visit Cornwall included in his introduction of the winners:
“They symbolise the essence of being a tourism operation, that being fighting for customers, struggling to raise investment funding, striving each year to improve, innovate and be better than the year before. The business has won accolades and awards. In many ways they symbolise the spirit and heritage of Cornwall. They have always had lodes (!) of appeal – they have loads of visitors especially from overseas. The manager, staff and volunteers have a heart of gold – but in the past they had lodes of tin.
This year’s Winner of Winners is Geevor Tin Mine.”
The mine was singled out for its evocative and interactive Cornish mining exhibitions and tours, and applauded for its value for money.
“Mike Simpson, Mine Manager, receiving the awards, said it was a fantastic night for Geevor and a recognition of the hard work and enthusiasm of all the staff.”
Rhonda Judd, Reception Manager at Geevor, said “I am absolutely delighted, and feel the awards are fully justified!”
Janet Quinton, Senior Guide, commented: “I am thrilled, and feel it is recognition, at last!”
Geevor staff celebrate their success at winning the Cornwall Tourism Awards.
Geevor wins silver again!
We have been awarded silver by the Cornwall Tourism Awards in the Small Visitor Attraction category.
Geevor win Sandford Award.
"Geevor Tin Mine offers an excellent experiential learning service for visitors. The dramatic site, interactive workshops and mine tours provide a superb educational opportunity. The committed staff are knowledgeable and skilled in their field, providing sensitive and memorable activities for schools. The mine, closed in the 1990s, is active again as a business, providing employment for local people and offering visitors a truly deep experience of the gruelling work of extracting tin from Cornish granite."
Lead Judge 2012 Sandford Awards
April 11th 2012
Geevor's Learning Team has won Best Engineering Event for Science and Engineering Week!
February 24th 2012
Geevor's Learning Team awarded Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge!
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