A rare opportunity to explore the virtually untouched, historic workings of an old Welsh slate mine with one of Wales' top Mine Explorers. The mine was first worked in 1836 and abandoned by the miners around 40 years ago. More than 130 years of mining history is captured inside waiting to be discovered.
It's as if the mine has just closed. Machinery, tools, even the candles and packets 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.
Small groups are taken into the dark, damp tunnels by the experienced guide. Visitors can choose to take the 1 hour Taster Trip, the 2 hours Mine Explorers Trip or the Half Day Mine Expedition (4 hours).
This is for the adventurous, the inquisitive and for those with an interest in industrial and social history.
"Fantastic, thank you. Mark's enthusiasm is infectious and brings to life the lives of the Slate Miners." Taken from the Visitors' book - Isobel and William explored 2010.