Bronze Age Mining Centre.
Explore the internationally
acclaimed discovery from the dawn of history.
Tel. & Fax: 01492 870447
The Great Orme Bronze Age
are the only Bronze age mine in Europe that can
be visited by the public. Visitors can penetrate
deep into the hillside along specially heightened
galleries which cross the terrifyingly small
Bronze Age working areas.
can also view the surface trench mines and the
opencast workings, and visitors are encouraged to
talk to our resident archaeologist.
tour starts in the Visitor Centre where there are
excellent explanatory boards, and souvenirs are
available. You are then encouraged to see the
Video and listen to the introductory talk in the
Audio Visual Presentation Room.
the underground tour which follows you will see
untouched Bronze Age galleries and be able to
appreciate the appalling difficulties of working
in them. You will pass an enormous 3500 year old
underground chamber entirely excavated in the
Bronze Age. Vertical and horizontal veins of
green malachite and blue azurite are still
visible in the Great Orme Mines.
At the Great Orme Mines which are situated on the
beautiful Limestone headland of the Great Orme
you will find ample free parking, a Tea room
serving delicious Welsh Cream teas, and a Gift
shop with a wide variety of minerals and fossils.
How to find
We are situated on the beautiful
Great Ormes headland above Llandudno bay.
Bryn Holcombe Hotel
Contact us at:
Great Orme Mines Ltd.
Llandudno, Conwy, North
Tel: 01492 870447