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Heritage Event, Sat 24 - Sun 25 Mar 2018, free entry


With FREE ENTRY to the main site, you can witness a variety of exciting features running throughout the weekend. Some of the highlights include…
The unveiling of the Ore Jiggers working for the first time since the mining era!
An unveiling of the Buddle & Jigger Waterwheels turning in unison for the first time in decades!
A Miner’s Life* guided underground tour, newly extended with exclusive access to the fascinating Ore Crusher, which has been painstakingly restored.
The Time Lab* an interactive show for all the family delving deep into the freaky facts & twisted tales linked to this unique Silver-Lead Mine, not to be missed!
Mining Memorabilia stand don’t miss the chance to see mining-era artefacts, documents and books brought in by local organisations and the community
Share your own memorabilia from the times of mining, with an opportunity to enter our ‘MOST UNUSUAL’ COMPETITION! You can also bring anything that you think may be related to mining, and our mining experts will do their best to identify and tell you more about it!
Talks & demonstrations around the site.
Visit Llywernog’s Mining Museum, now with more exhibits & information than ever before
Follow the Miner’s Trail
Historic dressing-up in the NEW kids’ Den & plenty of great photo opportunities
Opportunity to speak to members of the Welsh Mines Preservation Trust about their work & how you can become a member
Café travels back in time, offering Victorian treats – why not try an authentic Cornish Pasty while you’re here!
Plus all surface attractions, Dragon’s Tale & Black Chasm tours* open as normal
*Small supplementary charge for this activity.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Facilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Free Car Park Café (open to the public as well as visitors) Shop Picnic Area

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 24 - Sun 25 Mar 2018 10:00 to 16:30 10:00 to 16:30


Free entry

Free entry to the site, with small supplementary charges for guided tours and experiences, see website for more information

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Silver Mountain Experience

01970 890620


SY23 3AB

Location and nearby places


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Map reference: SN 733807  Lat: 52.41029 Long: -3.86410

The Silver Mountain Experience is located on the A44 (Aberystwyth - Llangurig (A470) road). It is approximately 11 miles from Aberystwyth and 2 miles from Ponterwyd (A4120) which links to Devils Bridge. Llangurig (A470) is 14 miles away.

It is clearly signposted in the the village of Llywernog, directly opposite the Red Kite Cafe.

The local 525 bus stops on request at the entrance on the A44, with Aberystwyth train station 11 miles away.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 12 miles from Aberystwyth station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Free Car Park Café (open to the public as well as visitors) Shop Picnic Area

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