Caves & Mining

Corris Mine Explorers

Powys - Machynlleth

United Kingdom

  • Family Fun

Taking the kids out for the day to Corris Mine Explorers in Powys

CONTACT INFO

01654 761244
info@corrismineexplorers.co.uk
Corris Craft Centre
Corris
Machynlleth
Powys
SY20 9RF
United Kingdom

ON PEAK WORKING HOURS

START END
Sunday 09:00 - 17:30
Monday 09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:30
Thursday 09:00 - 17:30
Friday 09:00 - 17:30
Saturday 09:00 - 17:30

DESCRIPTION

What to expect on your visit

A rare opportunity to enter the virtually untouched abandoned workings of an old Welsh Slate Mine with one of Wales' top Mine Explorers.
The Braich Goch mine was first worked in 1836 and closed in the 1970s. Take a step back in time and discover 130 years of mining history abandoned and forgotten.
It's like a virtual time capsule, you'll find old tools, machinery, candles, discarded cigarette packets and more whilst stories from life in the mine spill out.

There are 3 trips to choose from:

Taster Trip (1 hour) 

Suitable for families (minimum age 8) and anyone wanting a shorter exploration...

Kit provided: Hand torch and helmet.

Explore the dark, abandoned slate workings and find immense chambers and discarded machinery and tools. Get a taste of what the main exploration trips involve.
Walking distance: 1/4 mile.

Mine Explorer Trip (2 hours)

Explore deeper in the mine and learn more of the mine's social history (minimum age 10).

Kit provided: Helmet, cap lamp, lamp belt and safety clips.

Get kitted up in special safety equipment before exploring the huge abandoned slate chambers. Find discarded tools, machinery and other mining relics. See how the machinery would have worked. Be shocked as stories of life in the mine are brought alive by your guide.
Walking distance: 1/2 mile.


Half Day Mine Expedition (4 hours)

A journey of exploration, discovery and exhilarating enjoyment... (minimum age 13).

Kit provided: Helmet, cap lamp, lamp belt and safety clips.

Get kitted up in special safety equipment before exploring different parts of the mine; chambers dug by hand and those which were mechanically excavated. Discover old equipment, see how it would have been used and have a go at working it yourself. Find old tools, candles and other mining relics left behind. Feel the mine come alive as stories of its bustling, and often tragic, history spill out in the most fascinating way. You will experience over 10 chambers which are very rarely visited.
Walking distance: 2 miles plus.

ONSITE FACILITIES

  • Car Parking
  • School Deals

DIRECTIONS

Corris Mine Explorers starts from the Tourist Information Point at Corris Craft Centre in Mid Wales. It is located on the main A487 road between Machynlleth and Dolgellau. There is ample free parking for cars and coaches.

Car free travel

There are regular buses from Aberystwyth, Dolgellau and Machynlleth: Route X27 and T2 stop right outside the Corris Craft Centre and route 34 stops in the village of Corris (a 10 minute walk away).
Sustrans Cycle Route 8 passes nearby.

Sat nav user?

To find us by Sat Nav enter post code SY20 9RF. We are located at Corris Craft Centre in Mid Wales, located on the main A487 road between Machynlleth and Dolgellau.
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