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Bronze Age Mining Centre.
Explore the internationally acclaimed discovery from the dawn of history.
An inspiration - An education

Tel. & Fax: 01492 870447

About the Orme Mine. Pictures of the mine. Where we are. Contact us.

The Great Orme Bronze Age Copper Mine.

We are the only Bronze age mine in Europe that can be visited by the public. Visitors can penetrate deep into the hillside along specially heightened galleries which cross the terrifyingly small Bronze Age working areas.

You can also view the surface trench mines and the opencast workings, and visitors are encouraged to talk to our resident archaeologist.

Visitor's shop at the Great Orme Mine

Your tour starts in the Visitor Centre where there are excellent explanatory boards, and souvenirs are available. You are then encouraged to see the Video and listen to the introductory talk in the Audio Visual Presentation Room.

During the underground tour which follows you will see untouched Bronze Age galleries and be able to appreciate the appalling difficulties of working in them. You will pass an enormous 3500 year old underground chamber entirely excavated in the Bronze Age. Vertical and horizontal veins of green malachite and blue azurite are still visible in the Great Orme Mines.


At the Great Orme Mines which are situated on the beautiful Limestone headland of the Great Orme you will find ample free parking, a Tea room serving delicious Welsh Cream teas, and a Gift shop with a wide variety of minerals and fossils.

How to find us.

We are situated on the beautiful Great Ormes headland above Llandudno bay.

North Wales. Llandudno, Conwy.

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Contact us at:

Great Orme Mines Ltd.

Great Orme

Llandudno, Conwy, North Wales, UK.

Tel: 01492 870447

You will find more detailed information in the excellent book ' A Guide to Ancient and Historic Wales ' by Frances Lynch.

obtainable from HMSO Publications Centre. Tel: 0171 873 9090. and through good booksellers.


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