Geevor Tin Mine School Trips
With stunning views of the rugged Cornish coastline, a large site of historic buildings, authentic underground experience and unique wildlife, Geevor Tin Mine offers an inspirational trip for any age group. Hand-drilling session, guided underground tour, interactive Hard Rock Museum, wildlife activity trail and panning for gems are just some of the hands-on activities on offer at Geevor Tin Mine.
Why are Geevor Tin Mine great for School Trips and Educational Visits?
Geevor's Learning Team have developed a flexible timetable of activities for school group visits that aims to make the best use of your time at Geevor, whilst still giving you the option to choose a workshop of most relevance to you and your students.
Geevor is a cross-curricular site and encompasses topics such as the industrial revolution, social history, even environmental science. Knowing that time out of timetable is valuable to secondary students, we aim to provide a bespoke service which uses the site as inspiration for long-term projects to make the most of your visit experience. Topics as broad as Music, Design & Technology, Art, English and Geography can be applied onsite.
Support can be given to all visiting groups, even if you decide to self-guide whilst onsite. Specific workshops can be delivered either at school or onsite; resources can be provided to help your learning before, during and after your visit, such as photos, objects, sugggested classroom activities and site trails; extra activities, like hand-drilling, can be made available to you through Geevor's Learning Team; there may even be the possibility of exhibiting your students' final creative products to the public onsite at Geevor!
What size groups do you cater for?
For primary school workshops, we recommend one class (up to 30 students) is practical, as for most activities we split into two groups of up to 15 each. We have regularly accommodated up to 60 students (i.e. 2 classes) at one time onsite, by swapping activities at lunchtime, but please be aware that this may limit the range of activities available to you.
Is there first aid on site?
Full First Aid facilities onsite.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
there are ramps for most of the surface buildings, including the museum, shop and cafe, and there are wheelchair-accessible toilet facilities onsite. However, due to the industrial nature of the site, the Processing Mill and the Underground are not wheelchair accessible. Please note also that the site is situated on a steep incline. Geevor staff endeavour to be as accommodating as possible for any visitor's access needs and can suggest alternatives.
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