Welsh Mining Museums
The following museums are located in Wales and are either wholly or partly devoted to the mining of Coal, Slate & Metal Ores.  They are listed in a geographical order, i.e. moving (more or less) from North-West to South-East.

North Wales

Isle of Angelsey

 Copper The Copper Kingdom,
 The story of Parys Mountain.
Amlwch Port LL68 9DB


 Copper Great Orme Mines,
 Bronze Age Mining Centre
 (Another site for Great Orme Mines)
Great Orme, Llandudno LL30 2XG
 Slate Welsh Slate Museum Padarn Country Park, Llanberis  LL55 4TY
 Slate Llechwedd Slate Caverns 
 (Another site for Llechwedd Slate Caverns)
Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3NB
 Copper Sygun Copper Mine Beddgellert, Snowdonia LL55 4NE
 Slate Chwarel Hen Llanfair Slate Caverns Llanfair, Snowdonia LL46 2SA

Wrexham / Wrecsam

 Lead Minera Lead Mining Museum
 & Country Park
Mold Road, Gwersyllt LL11 4AG
 Coal Bersham Colliery Museum & Trust Rhostyllen LL14 4EG


 Slate King Arthur's Labyrinth
 (Not a mining museum as such, but an 'Underground Experience' in Braich Goch Slate Quarry.)
Corris Craft Centre, Machynlleth N/A for SatNav
 Slate Braich Goch Slate Quarry
 CorrisMinesExplorers (1/2 day exploration trips in the underground workings of this quarry.)
Corris Craft Centre, Machynlleth N/A for SatNav
 Lead Bryntail Lead Mine - Free Access
 (Download the site guide.)
Llyn Clyweddog, Llanidloes  

Mid & South Wales


 Silver-Lead The Silver-Mountain Experience
 (Previously the 'Llywernog Silver-Lead Mining Museum'.)
Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth SY23 3AB


 Gold Dolaucothi Gold Mines Pumpsaint SA19 8US


 Coal 'Big Pit' - NMGW Blaenavon, Torfaen NP4 9XP


 Coal Rhondda Heritage Park, Lewis Merthyr Colliery Trehafod, Rhondda Cynon Taf CF37 2NP
 Coal South Wales Miners Museum
 Afan Country Park
Cynonville, Neath Port Talbot SA12 9SS
 Coal Cefn Coed Colliery Museum Crynant, Neath Port Talbot SA10 8SN

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This page last updated 4th September 2020