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3.5m boost for historic tin mine
The west Cornwall mine had 40,000 visitors this year
An historic mining site in Cornwall is set to be transformed after it was given nearly 3.5m from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Objective One.

The money will be used to build a new museum and attract more visitors to Geevor Tin Mine, the largest preserved mining site in England.

About 20 buildings on the 100-acre site will also be renovated.

After the mine ceased working in 1992, the county council bought the site and opened it to the public.

Forty thousand people looked around the mine this year and the figure is expected to rise to sixty 60,000 in the coming years, providing a considerable boost to the west Cornwall economy.

Visitors will also be encouraged to explore the natural environment of the area down to the coast.

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