Welcome to the Great Orme Bronze Age Mines

Located in Beautiful Llanduno North Wales

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.

2019 Opening Times

16th March until end of October

Open from 9.30am

Last entry 4:30pm


2019 Admission Charges

Adult: £8.00, Child: £5.50

Family: £22.00 (2a & 2c)

Additional child: +£4.00

Under 5’s free admission

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Visitor Information

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.

The Tour

Take a look around the award winning Great Orme Mines

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

    Francis Pryor, Channel 4 and BBC presenter
  • trip_logo“Better than Stonehenge because you can see the motivation and better imagine the people who worked these mines”.

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

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

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