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Corris Mine Explorers

Machynlleth, Powys, Wales

  • Girls in tunnel at Corris Mine Explorers in Machynlleth
  • Tour guide with boy at Corris Mine Explorers in Machynlleth
  • Girl spining winch in slate mine at Corris Mine Explorers in Machynlleth

Attraction Information

  • Caves and Mines icon Caves and Mines
  • Museums and Art Galleries icon 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 Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly 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
01654 761244

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Please see website for details.


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

More Information

Eating information

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.

Gift shop

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.


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