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Geevor Mine success
12:58pm Wednesday 25th October 2006 in Tourism Guide
Bill Lakin, Trustee of Pendeen Community Heritage the charity that manages Geevor Tin Mine & Heritage Centre for Cornwall County Council, has announced another record breaking season with visitor numbers up by over 12% compared with the same period 2004-2005.
Geevor's increasing popularity as an educational visitor attraction can be attributed to the continuing restoration and development of the site and the commitment of managers and staff to fully engage in a wide range of educational projects. Forthcoming improvements at the site include the conservation of 21 buildings, the creation of a major new museum of hard rock mining, new visitor facilities, biodiversity surveys and the development of an ecological trail.
Bill Lakin said: "Unesco's award in the summer of 2006 of World Heritage Status to the mining landscape centred around 10 areas of the former mining districts of Cornwall and West Devon, including Geevor, and will help us build on this season's increased number of visitors. People will arrive in Cornwall already knowing that there is a huge wealth of industrial heritage that they can see and have fun exploring. Geevor is developing, with the help of the £3.8m Heritage Lottery Fund and Objective 1 grant, into a site which will be the finest mining museum anywhere: it will generate jobs and help in the regeneration of the local economy."