Great Orme Mines, Great Orme, Llandudno, LL30 2XG. 01492 870447
A true wonder of the ancient world
Great Orme Bronze Age Mines
We are open
end of October
from 10 a.m.
Last entry 4.30 p.m.
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 -
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-
Francis Pryor, Channel 4 and BBC presenter
Welcome to the Great Orme Bronze Age Mines
For a more detailed look at the mine, Andy Lewis’ Masters degree dissertaion is the most comprehensive work
on the mine so far.