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Corris Mine Explorers

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Address: | Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth SY20 9RF, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1654 761244
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Description: Join one of Wales' top mine explorers on an exploration of a virtually...
Join one of Wales' top mine explorers on an exploration of a virtually untouched abandoned Welsh Slate Mine. First worked in 1836 and abandoned by the miners in the early 1970s, more than 130 years of mining history is captured inside waiting to be discovered. It is as if the mine has just closed. Machinery, tools, even the candles and a packet of cigarettes are still in place as the miners left them. Corris Mine Explorers gives you the opportunity to visit these abandoned slate mine workings, to step into the tough working lives of the miners and of past generations. 2 trips to choose from: 1 hour Taster and a 2 hour Mine Explorer Trip. Advance Booking Essential. Corris Mine Explorer trips start from the Corris Craft Centre, Finalist in the National Tourism Awards 2015 for Best Day Out!
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Looking forward to our return trip!

On Tuesday afternoon we embarked on a two hour trip at Corris mine explorers. Jackie our guide was very friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable and answered all of our questions... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Susie A
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Kent, United Kingdom
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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

On Tuesday afternoon we embarked on a two hour trip at Corris mine explorers. Jackie our guide was very friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable and answered all of our questions and gave us an incredible insight into the the slate mine. The Corris mine is a must see, we learnt so much from Jackie and left wanting to see more and... More 

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Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this review

A fantastic review, thank you so much. I will certainly pass on your kind words to Jackie who guided you through our old Welsh Slate Mine. We look forward to showing you, and telling you, lots more when you return for the Half Day Mine Expedition. More 

Aberystwyth
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The guide, Jackie, was fantastic and brought the mine to life with her knowledge. Our ten year old grandson had the time of his life and, throughout the taster session, was having history brought to life. He pronounced the whole experience as 'awesome'. Not for anybody who suffers from claustrophobia or fear of the dark!

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Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your "awesome" review. Great to read that you and your grandson had such a brilliant time underground with Jackie. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We went on the 2 hour trip and it was an amazing experience. The mine explorer Mark was very experienced and provided us with lot of insights!!! A must visit place!!!

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Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this review

Thanks for your fantastic review, great to read that you had such fun. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We decided to go on the 1 hour taster session which was incredibly interesting despite the awful weather. We phoned on New years day and managed to go on the trip later that afternoon. Mark was very flexible and told us about the different trips and what we could expect on each. He was passionate and answered our questions (although... More 

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Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this review

Great to read that you had a really "tasty" start to 2015 - thanks so much for your brilliant review. More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

This is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon. We selected the 2 hour tour and Mark took us into the mines. He is clearly passionate and enthusiastic and we learnt a lot from him. Wrapping up warm is key!! Highly recommended.

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Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this review

Thanks for your fantastic review. Great advice to wrap up warm - and a few pairs of thick woolly socks is a must! More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Very enjoyable trip, incredibly informative, exactly what my brother and I wanted. Both of us are interested in railways and mining and this trip opened our eyes brilliantly to what it was like and how it was done, 4 hours wasn't enough though, will definitely be back!

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Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this review

Lovely to read of the wonderful time that you and your brother spent exploring and discovering with Mark and Corris Mine Explorers. We really look forward to seeing you both again. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Have been visiting Corris for years but never done a mine tour before. Now I've done it I'm asking myself why not!!! The tour was absolutely brilliant and I didn't want it to end! We just went on the taster tour, not knowing what to expect. The guide mark (Moley) was a star. He was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable which... More 

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Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this review

What a brilliant review, we're so pleased that you decided, after all these years visiting Corris, to venture underground with Corris Mine Explorers. We look forward to showing you lots more when you return for a longer and more in depth trip next year. More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

We went on the two hour trip, and could happily have stayed for more. It was absolutely fascinating to learn about the slate industry, and particularly about the hard lives of the miners, men and boys. There is a Marie Celeste quality to the corners where they stored their bits and pieces - cigarettes, medicine, drinks bottles, clay pipes, tools... More 

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Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this review

We love your review, with reference to Marie Celeste-like qualities, a fitting similarity. Great advice to book in advance; this is really essential at this time of year when fewer trips run. Also to wrap up really warm and, if you don't have your own, we can lend you a pair of wellies. Thank you again. More 

chesterfield
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A great insight into how rock masons! worked and lived in 18-1900s. We learnt a lot of interesting history in an hour and half. Even my 9 yr old was fascinated. Tip- wear good waterproof footwear. Mark the Mole was a fascinating guide and his dog Alfie was very protective of us.

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Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this review

Thank you for your fabulous review, we're so pleased that you both enjoyed it. Next year, when your son is 10, he'll be old enough to do the longer Mine Explorers trip which takes you into different areas of the old Braich Goch mine, with different paraphernalia. Mark also has more time to tell you lots more about the history... More 

Telford, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

went today 19/10/14 was awful out .took the mine tour which was great,fascinating to see the old working and mark was a great guide especially with the kids in the group,and knew his stuff,be prepared to get wet and a bit dirty,this is as real as it gets on a mine tour,no polished floors or fancy lighting here, dirty damp... More 

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Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this review

A fantastic review, thank you. Good to read that you had such a great time, in a (relatively) dry place while it poured outside! More 

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