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Corris Mine Explorers

  • Machynlleth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 9+
  • Caves and Mines, Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

Delve around the secret underground world of a Welsh slate mine, with one of Wales' top Mine Explorers; abandoned and forgotten yet full of relics, stories & adventure.

The trips take you into parts of the mine, hand-dug and worked by Victorian miners in 1836 and areas worked up until the 1970s when the mine was abandoned. As the door shut for the very last time a virtual time capsule was left behind which you can now explore.

After years of research, the top Mine Guide will share stories of mining life as you explore the underground with some climbing and scrambling if you wish (these parts of the trip are optional). All of the trips run with a small group of explorers which means that they can largely tailor them to suit your wishes, interests and abilities and those of the other members of your group.

You'll discover old mining tools, machinery, drinking vessels, candles and cigarette packs discarded by the miners whilst stories of life in the mine spill out in such a way you can almost feel it creaking back to life. 100% authentic, adventurous and fun.

There are 3 trips available, a 1 hour Mini Mine Explorer which is great for younger explorers (8+), a 2 hour Maxi Mine Explorer (10+) which takes you deeper into the old slate mine workings using ropes, ladders and your hands and knees. There is also an Exclusive Mine Expedition (13+) which is likened to an off-piste adventure taking you into newly discovered areas of the mine. This exclusive expedition is for groups of 6+ only.

Opening hours

1st April - 3rd November 2019
Underground explorations run on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. For specific times, please check the attraction's website. 

Trips can also be arranged for groups of 6+ on other days and at other times of the year.


General Admission
Adults: from £13.50
Kids (8+): from £8.50

Travel & Contact Information


Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF, Wales

Phone number

01654 761244



Click here to visit Corris Mine Explorers' website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Above ground there are baby changing facilities in the gents and ladies toilets. Disabled toilets are also available. Please note that there are no toilet facilities underground.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Corris Mine Explorers has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Y Crochan cafe offers a bottle warming facility and high chairs are available.

Yes, snacks are available.

Corris Mine Explorers starts from the Corris Craft Centre which is also home to Y Crochan cafe. Lots of delicious local produce is used to create a tasty all day menu. Call in before your trip or to refuel afterwards. During the summer months there's also an ice cream hut. There's outdoor seating and picnic tables next to a small children's play area, perfect for keeping a watchful eye on your little ones. There's a Welsh food and drink shop too where you'll find delicious tastes of Wales.

No, Corris Mine Explorers is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Corris Mine Explorers have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Corris Mine Explorers has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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