Great Orme Bronze Age Copper Mines

photogrpah of great orme copper mine
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Uncovered in 1987 during a scheme to landscape an area of the Great Orme, the copper mines discovered below the ground represent one of the most astounding archaeological discoveries of recent times. Dating back 4,000 years to the Bronze Age, they change our views about the ancient people of Britain and their civilized and structured society 2,000 years before the Roman invasion.

Over the past 21 years mining engineers, cavers and archaeologists have been slowly uncovering more tunnels and large areas of the surface landscape to reveal what is now thought to be the largest Prehistoric mine so far discovered in the world.

Venue Type:

Prehistoric site, Archaeological site, Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

21 March - end October: daily 10.00-17.00
Last entry 16.30

Closed: November - February

Admission charges

Adults: £6.00
Children: £4.00
Family (2 adults and 2 children): £16.00, additional children £3.00 each
Under 5s: free

Adult group rate (over 20): £5.00 per adult

Additional info

The tour of the mine is self guided, however for pre-booked groups of over 20 we offer a guided tour.

Collection details

Archaeology, Industry

Great Orme Bronze Age Copper Mines
Great Orme
LL30 2XG




01492 870447


01492 870447

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