Bronze Age Mine Self Guided Tour
A visit to Great Orme Mines is both a thought provoking and educational experience which can be enjoyed by children and adults of all ages.
Walking through tunnels mined out over 3,500 years ago gives visitors a feel for the harsh conditions our prehistoric ancestors faced in their search for copper.
Returning to the surface, follow the pathways around the surface excavations. View the opencast mine, see how our ancestors turned rock into metal at the smelting shelter and peer down the 145 metre deep Victorian mine shaft
You also will tour the opencast part of the mine which is the oldest part of the site, mined over 4,000 years ago. Any Questions? One of the original excavation team will be on site to answer them.
Watch our Introductory Film
Mine Picture Gallery
Mine Visitor Centre
Browse in the visitor centre with a model of a village depicting life in Bronze Age times. Take a look at original 4,000 year old Bronze Age artifacts and a selection of Bronze Age mining tools.