Great Orme Copper Mine

Great Orme Copper Mine, Llandudno: Hours, Address, Great Orme Copper Mine Reviews: 4.5/5

Great Orme Copper Mine
4.5
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Kev L
2 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
This was a fascinating and educational visit by myself and my 11 year old son. COVID measures were clearly advised via the notice board outside and instruction inside to sanitise hands and wear face masks inside the caves.

I had previously visited many years ago and it was interesting to see how things had developed. The self guided tour had plenty of information before, during and after going through the caves as well as giving us the time to take in all the detail and points of interest around the site.

I would definitely recommend this tour if you are on the Great Orme and say that this attraction provided value for money at £8 for an adult and £5.50 for a child and my son was certainly interested in the facts and history of the mines as well as the visual comparisons of what the area looked like before the discovery of the ancient mines.

We also found the staff on site to be friendly and helpful throughout the visit.
Written August 9, 2020
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drewedmin999
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK1,023 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
In the absence of anything else worthwhile doing on Orme we hesitantly walked in here, and were really pleased we did.

We’d taken the bus up so instead of £9 adults and £6 kids we paid £8 adults and £5 for our child to get in

Pricing is spot on, and the attraction is very well planned

You watch a short and informative 5 minute video before setting off with your hard hat and it’s a nice wander through some narrow walls and caves

We spent about 25 minutes inside and really enjoyed the whole experience

When you emerge from the cave you get to walk over a lovely bridge and see where you’ve just been underground which is nice.

The gift shop is ridiculously well priced too and the toilets spotless.
Written July 16, 2021
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RIchard035
Northwood, UK1,040 contributions
Aug 2021
Tours of the mine are self guided. You collect a hard hat at the start and simply follow a route through the mine. There are quite a lot of steps so you need to be mobile but it is not too strenuous. The large underground caverns are impressive. This is definitely worth a visit - probably the best attraction in the area. There is plenty of parking nearby although it can get busy. I would recommend sensible footwear as it can get slippery and a light jacket as it can be cold underground.
Written May 14, 2022
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trudge72
Sheffield, UK24 contributions
Sep 2021
This place was amazing the mine tells the history of how it was found (no spoilers) as it was quite strange how it came about, Half way up the great Orme next to the middle Tram stop, not a tour, you walk yourself round, in the part of the mine that was open it was very interesting seeing the raw cooper, it has tight and lower corridors in places, some people were taking their dogs in to the mine which isn't practical under ground as there are metal grates with big drops under and the dogs were terrified. the information about the processes and history of the mine were good and the gift shop was reasonable, has a small picnic area inside, usual a cafe but with covid it was not open. Loved it loved it
Written September 5, 2021
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kate_billy_17
Manchester, UK68 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
We rang up in the morning to check we didn’t need to pre-book, and you don’t. You just turn up and pay. It has free parking which is great. Also dog friendly.
We didn’t need to que to get in,
we each had a hard hat to wear, which we’re all cleaned after every use.
It’s a self guided tour. With spectacular views on how the miners worked mining in these small conditions. It’s narrow and lower in places, but easy to get around it all. We did have to pick our little dog up over the grids in some areas of the floor, but other than that she was fine.
We all really enjoyed it, including my claustrophobic teenage daughter.
It’s a must trip for all. It cost us £22 for a family of 4 and the trip it’s self took just under an hour. You can stretch it out for as long as you like when Covid didn’t an issue
Written August 29, 2020
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Just Your Average Mum
4 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
I’m slightly claustrophobic so this was challenging but there are wide parts and it’s reasonably short, about 15 mins to walk through. Bit steep and wet in parts, wouldn’t recommend flip flops! There are other exhibits to look at. Dogs welcome, the underground section has some metal grates, our Lab was ok as they were mesh like. Fascinating that it’s 4,000 yrs old.
Written September 2, 2020
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Liana A
28 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Fantastic experience! Went there with my family and two teenage children, we all loved the experience! One of a kind. Narrow tunnel like walk, it made you feel you are part of history! Well worth it! Slow down, don’t rush it, worth taking it in as it is not very big, if you rush it you will be out in no time. Make the most of it.
Written July 31, 2021
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EllieWilkin
Norwich, UK34 contributions
Aug 2020
Wow! This was absolutely fascinating! We went as a family of three with a two and a half year old and it was perfect for him and us. It isn’t too much walking but the passageways are quite narrow and low at times. We went through quite easily although some bits might be considered a bit claustrophobic to some. There are easy to read and helpful signs all the way around telling you a little bit about what you’re seeing. The large cavern in the centre is phenomenal! As well as that the information about the excavation is very interesting - can’t wait to see what else they excavate!

There is lots is hand sanitizer around and the helmets are returned and cleaned before being reused. You do have to wear a mask while you’re in the mines but they are limiting the amount of people going in at a time.
Written August 15, 2020
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EJC
3 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
We visited with two children (aged 3 and 6) and our also took our 8 month old English bulldog.
Very interesting and fun for any age. Staff were all extremely friendly and welcoming. They ensured all visitors followed their social distancing rules and the use of hand sanitisers (the hard hats were also sanitised after each use). We were asked to wear masks whilst in the mine but were ok to remove them when back above ground.
Perfect visit especially if the sun isn't shining.
We highly recommend - a must see if in the area!
Written August 21, 2020
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LizzeeMoo
Penrhyn Bay, UK71 contributions
Apr 2022
As locals, we decided to play tourist for the day and do something we hadn't done before. I was pleasantly surprised by the Mines and was really pleased we visited. My three year old daughter really enjoyed exploring the tunnels, and found she was braver than she first thought (it's a little bit dark and a tight squeeze in some places).

Staff were very friendly, and there was plenty of information prior to entering the Mines to explain what you were about to see. MY daughter currently has a fascination with the human body, so was excited to be able to see the bone tools and skeletons that had been found.

It's around about 45 minutes to an hour to get around the self-guided site, and it's lovely and peaceful on a nice weather day.
Written April 12, 2022
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