A true wonder of the ancient world

Great Orme Bronze Age Mines

Opening times

We are open

mid - March to the

end of October

from 10 a.m.

Last entry 4.30 p.m.

Prices 2015

Adult £6.75

Child £4.75

Family (2a & 2c) £19.00

Additional child £3.00

Under 5's free

Take a look around the award winning Great Orme Mines

The tour of the mines is self - guided with most visitors taking approximately 45 minutes. We recommend that you wear sensible flat shoes. The route through the mine is approximately 200 metres. There are 35 steps going down into the mine and the same number coming back up. In addition, there are a number of sloping tunnels.

Uncovered in 1987 during a scheme to landscape an area of the Great Orme, the copper mines discovered  represent one of the most astounding archaeological discoveries of recent times. Dating back 4,000 years to the Bronze Age they change our views about the ancient people of Britain and their civilized and structured society 2,000 years before the Roman invasion.

Over the past 28 years mining engineers, cavers and archaeologists have been slowly uncovering more tunnels and large areas of the surface landscape to reveal what is now thought to be the largest prehistoric mine, so far discovered in the world.

“I rate this as quite possibly the best pre-Roman visitor experience in Britain.”

Francis Pryor, Channel 4 and BBC presenter

Welcome to the Great Orme Bronze Age Mines

Visitor Information

For a more detailed look at the mine, Andy Lewis’ Masters degree dissertaion is the most comprehensive work

on the mine so far.

The Tour