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Visitor underground, Great Orme Mines
Visitor underground, Great Orme Mines
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3,500 year old mine entrances, Great Orme
3,500 year old mine entrances, Great Orme

About Great Orme Mines

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. Follow the ancient passageways to the Great Cavern, the largest prehistoric underground excavation in the world.

Returning to the surface, the pathways will take you around the prehistoric landscape and to the Opencast Mine, the oldest part of the site, mined 4,000 years ago. See how our ancestor’s turned mineral into metal at the smelting shelter and learn about the 19th Century redevelopment of the site as you peer down the 145 metre deep Victorian mine shaft.
3,500 year old cavern, Great Orme Mines
3,500 year old cavern, Great Orme Mines
The gift shop sells a wonderful selection of fossils, gemstones, jewellery, books, maps and more, to suit a wide variety of tastes.

After touring the site, have a browse in our well stocked second-hand bookshop.

Dogs welcome.

No need to book, purchase your tickets on arrival.

Open mid-March until the end of October.
Preview Introductory Film (English language)


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