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  • Adventure Activities Licensing Authority
  • Food Standards Hygiene (Very Good)

Cave/Cavern Attraction, £8-£56

Corris Mine Explorers

Corris Mine Explorers

Get kitted up to explore an abandoned Welsh slate mine with Corris Mine Explorers


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 was abandoned. 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.

During the trips you're taken into the dark, damp tunnels and underground workings, in small exclusive groups by the experienced guide. There are 3 trips to choose from; the 2 hour Mine Explorer Trip or a Half Day Mine Expedition. In addition we offer a Taster Trip for younger explorers and for those who'd like to try it out first.

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Accepts groupsElectric car charging point

Children welcomeSmoking not allowed

Please note that there are toilet facilities above ground at the Corris Craft Centre, from where your trip starts. However, there are no toilet facilities underground.

Opening details

Open all year round. Please book in advance of arrival, but if you're passing it's worth checking to see if a trip is available.


Taster Trip: Adult £13.50, Child £8.50 (8-15incl.)
2 hour Mine Explorer Trip: £29
Half Day Mine Expedition: £56
Note: Children must be aged at least 8 for the Taster Trip, 10 for the Mine Explorer Trip and 13 for the Half Day Expedition and, up to the age of 18, must be accompanied by a responsible adult.


Corris Craft Centre,
SY20 9RF



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Map reference: SH 752077  Lat: 52.65303 Long: -3.84547

Located at the Corris Craft Centre on the main A487 road between Machynlleth and Dolgellau.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 5 miles from Machynlleth station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Electric car charging pointElectric car charging point
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Please note that there are toilet facilities above ground at the Corris Craft Centre, from where your trip starts. However, there are no toilet facilities underground.