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LLywernog Silver-Lead Mine

LLywernog Silver-Lead Mine
Contact
Ponterwyd
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 3AB

Tel: 01970 890620
Email: silverrivermine@aol.com
Website: www.silverminetours.co.uk
Prices
Under 4's Free
Adults 7.50
OAP/Student 6.75
Children (4-15 incl.) 3.95
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) 20.00
Family + (2 Adults + 2 Children & 1 OAP) 26.00
Family ++ (2 Adults + 4 Children) 26.00
Opening
Main Season - from Thursday 1st April 2010 to Sunday 31st October.
Open Sundays to Friday plus Saturdays in School Holidays.

* February half term: 10.30am - 5.00pm
* April, May and June: 10.30am - 5.00pm
* July & August: 10.00am - 6.00pm
* September & October: 10.30am - 5.00pm
* Please allow at least 2 hours for your full visit.
* Last entry for Heritage Tours is 1 hour before closing.
LLYWERNOG is an authentic 18th century silver mine. A visit to Llywernog offers a fascinating insight into life nearly 200 years ago, when the mine employed over 60 people. Today, Llywernog is a unique and educational family adventure, and continues to be developed as a major all-weather attraction.
FRIENDLY and knowledgeable guides, who are always on hand to answer your questions and identify your geological finds, make Llywernog an ideal venue for schools and group visits. IT'S COOL in the mine even on the hottest day so warm clothing and stout footwear is a good idea!


EXPLORE  the 'Miners Trail' a self-guide footpath around the old workings linking the natural and man made features of the 7 acre site.
 
   
SEE & TOUCH  the wealth of artifacts on display in the dramatic exhibitions, including working waterwheels. Bring your mail to be 'posted underground in Mid Wales' in the dripping depths of Balcombes Level!
 
GO DEEP  underground on the 45 minute caplamp tour beyond the 'earthquake zone' and into the of a forgotten world.
 
   
ENJOY  light refreshments in the cosy tearoom or for sunny days there is a great picnic site.
 
PANNING  is an easily acquired skill. Try your hand at working the mine minerals for silver and gems in the panning shed. Whatever you find is yours to keep!
   
BROWSE  the gift shop which sells good value souvenirs, minerals, jewelry and brass miners lamps. Our Mining Maps are available in the shop.

Afterwards, why not visit Nant Yr Arian to see the Red Kite Feeding?