- Caves and Mines
- Museums and Art Galleries
Suitable for ages: Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
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 to choose from: 1 hour Taster (ages 8+), 2 hour Mine Discovery (ages 10+) and a 4 hour Mine Expedition (ages 13+).
- Onsite Shop
- Snacks Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF, Wales
Click here to visit Corris Mine Explorers's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Please see website for details.
Adults: from £13.50
Kids (8+): from £8.50
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.
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.
The Shop sells a range of books, gifts, toys and souvenirs. Excellent books are available which detail the history of the local area including the slate mines.
Baby food facilities
Y Crochan cafe offers a bottle warming facility and high chairs are available.