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

Great Orme Mines Visitor Centre

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.

Visitor Centre Video

Ein Treftadaeth Our HeritageVisitor centre, film, smelting shelter and surface paths funded through the Our Heritage project.

  • trip_logo“A fantastic discovery and a great insight, very interesting and excellent value for money”.

  • trip_logoWhat a beautifully simply laid out attraction. Easy to follow and understand with dedicated staff

  • trip_logo“Better than Stonehenge because you can see the motivation and better imagine the people who worked these mines”.

  • I rate this as quite possibly the best pre-Roman visitor experience in Britain

    Francis Pryor, Channel 4 and BBC presenter