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Explorer Trip at Corris Mine Explorers


Corris Craft Centre
SY20 9RF

Contact Details

Tel: 01654 761244
Our trips take you into parts of the mine, hand-dug and worked by Victorian miners in 1836 and areas worked up until the 1970s when the mine closed. As the door creaked shut for the very last time a virtual time capsule was left behind which you can now explore. After years of research, our top Mine Guide will share stories of mining life as you explore the underground with some climbing and scrambling if you wish (these parts of the trip are optional). All of our trips run with a small group of explorers which means that we can largely tailor make them to suit your wishes, interests and abilities and those of the other members of your group. You'll discover old mining tools, machinery, drinking vessels, candles and cigarette packs discarded by the miners whilst stories of life in the mine spill out in such a way you can almost feel it creaking back to life. 100% authentic, adventurous and fun.

We offer a 2 hour Mine Explorers trip (ages 10+), a Half Day Mine Expedition (ages 13+) and a Taster Trip (ages 8+) for younger visitors and for anyone wishing to try it out first. For further information visit:


Located at the Corris Craft Centre in Mid Wales on the main A487 road between Machynlleth and Dolgellau. There are regular buses from Aberystwyth, Dolgellau and Machynlleth: X27 and T2 stop right outside and 34 stops in the village of Corris (a 10 minute walk away). Sustrans Cycle Route 8 passes nearby.

Prices and opening

1 hour Taster Trip: Adult £13.50, Child £8.50 (8-15incl.)
2 hour Mine Explorer Trip: £29 per person
Half Day Mine Expedition: £56 per person

Note: Minimum age for Taster Trip is 8 years, for the Mine Explorer Trip 10 years & for the Half Day Exploration 13 years. Up to the age of 18, all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Opening details

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NotesOpen all year, pre-booking is essential. If you haven't booked and are passing please call in to check if a trip is running.