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Silver Mountain Experience
Ranked #8 of 33 things to do in Aberystwyth
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A choice of Actor-led Experiences: The Black Chasm Orcs, Goblins, Wraiths & other Myths. Wales' scariest underground adventure. This experience is not for the faint hearted! Not recommended for under 10's. A Dragon's Tale Why risk the nightmare of Black Chasm when you can join the search for Grotty, Silver Mountain's mystical, secretive and shy dragon. Our new for 2014 actor-led adventure for families. Suitable for children from the age of 4yrs. A Miner's Life This guided tour immerses you in the original and rare setting of the mine, both above and below ground and helps you to discover the fascinating facts of mining life in by-gone times as it would have been seen through the eyes of a miner. Family-active 4 new hands-on features including Shroomy Challenge, Shroomy Circle, Giant's Button Puzzle, Giant's Pan Pipes. Woo Hoo Wood Younger members of the family will delight in the magic of Woo Hoo Wood where they can find their way through the Tangle-Foot Maze, search for the answers to the Woo Hoo Quest, glimpse the Kindlings' Tree Village or try a spot of Den-building - with some help from the grown-ups too! Gem / Gold Panning* Next to the Silver River Water Play area you can try your hand at panning for gems or for 'gold'. One of our most popular activities this is totally absorbing for young and old! * Modest charges apply Silver River Play Area Even more for the kids and the young at heart to enjoy with the chance to safely dam and divert the water in the wooden channels or paddle in the stream and carry on with the dam-building theme! (Crocs/footwear advised for paddling). Mining Exhibition This indoor museum holds one of the finest collections of hard rock mining machinery, tools and ephemera in Wales, reflecting the story of silver-lead ore extraction in the Cambrian Mountains over many centuries. Coffee Shop Our cosy coffee shop offers fresh from-the-bean coffees, teas, delicious hot chocolate, cold drinks and ices, hot soup, paninis, toasties, sandwiches, cold snacks and tempting cakes & muffins. Gift Shop Provides the chance to browse a fascinating and colourful display of gemstone & mineral gifts plus plenty of fun items for the kids to choose from too.
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2012

We recently re-visited llwernog silver lead mine after 7 years from our last visit. The new mine tour has nothing to do with mining just a load of rubbish nonsense about so called " orks ". It was very expensive at £66.00 for 2 adults, 2 oap's & 3 children. This is totally not suitable for anyone under 8 years old & especially not a 2 year old. A freak dressed in costume totally freaked out our 2 year old & made my 12 year old daughter cry. The freak of a tour guide just rambled on throughout the tour about you are my slaves & i will eat you etc crappy nonsense. This place did have a good educational & factual tour 7 years ago & was less than half the price. Very very disapointed. I just hope potential visitors with young children read this before your young ones are mentally scarred for life.

Visited April 2012
4 Thank mike c
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fascinating experience”
Reviewed 21 November 2011

I have enjoyed many holidays in mid-Wales and have visited Llywernog Silver-Lead mine several times. The staff are very friendly and knowledgable about the history of the site & it was sobering seeing the working conditions that the miners endured.

Visited August 2011
1 Thank HappyTourist1983
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Hayle, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Superb mine site”
Reviewed 21 November 2011

Stopped in for a visit while visiting friends nearby. Having worked underground and having a long standing interest in mining history was really looking forward to seeing what they had on show. I was not dissappointed. Superb collection of photographs from the period showing mining both in Wales and the connection to Cornish mining. The underground tour was great, an interesting set of workings brought alive by the knowledgable tour guide. Would recommend a trip to anyone

Visited September 2011
2 Thank Ryan T
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Mission BC
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44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Waste of money”
Reviewed 17 October 2011

This is not a mine museum but just a scrap yard for rusty metal and a lot of printed material that you cannot read due to the poor lighting.
A huge waste of money and time. Do not recommend for anyone to visit.

Visited October 2011
2 Thank worldtraveller092
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1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 January 2010

had great time exploring the mine on a wondeful tour, enjoyed every minute of it, especially the gold hunting and the video about gold hunting

1 Thank poodlepipo
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