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Mining Heritage

Mining Heritage

Mining Heritage

Industrial Heritage

SY23 3AB


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Experience guided tour 'A Miner's Life', which immerses you in the original and rare setting of our 250+ year old Silver-Lead mine both above and below ground, and with exclusive access to the Ore Crusher. Discover the fascinating facts of mining life in by-gone times as it would have been seen through the eyes of a miner.

Take the 'time' to visit our new attraction Time Lab, which features an interactive show for all the family, delving deep into the freaky facts and twisted tales linked to this unique Silver-Lead mine.

Follow the Miner's Trail to explore one of the best preserved mining sites in the UK. Begin at the Giant Waterwheel, work your way around the Mine Offices, explore the Mine Shafts and finish at the Mining Museum.

The Mining Museum houses a collection of hard rock mining machinery, tools and ephemera, reflecting the story of Silver-Lead ore extraction in the Cambrian Mountains.

Historical features on the site are continuously being restored with the invaluable help of volunteers from the Mines Preservation Trust. Keep an eye out for more historical developments in the near future!

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

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

Opening details

Please see website for main season and winter opening details.


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Silver Mountain Experience


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

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

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