The tour

Since its opening in 2003,  Arigna Mining Experience has welcomed over 350,000 visitors. Our greatest form of advertisement  "word of mouth" is proof that people are greatly impressed by their visit which appeals  to both young and old. 
Accompany an ex-miner on a tour which is literally a journey through a miner's life. The dripping of water, the intensity of the darkness, the sight of the cramped areas in which the miners lay on their sides in pools of water, leaves  visitors astounded that such working conditions existed until relatively recent times.

Main tunnel at Arigna Mining Experience

                           All tours given by ex-miners
 The total walking distance of the underground tour is approximately 300 meters
and is all at one level.

The walking surface of the mine is mostly tarmacadam and is suitable for any footwear
The temperature underground is 10ºC / 52 F, so please wear an extra layer of clothing

  The visitor centre and underground tour are fully wheelchair accessible
  The tours last 45-55 minutes and are run on demand - usually every 30 minutes
   No dogs allowed inside our visitor centre or on tour except guide dogs
   Large free car park
  Photos and filming are permitted during the tour
  Scenic picnic area with breathtaking views. Barbeques by prior arrangment.

 

Down the mine

Arigna mining Experience tour guides with more than 120 years experience between them

 Arigna Mining Experience tour guides with more than 120 years mining experience between them.

Entrance of the mine Car park with panoramic view Miner's helmet with carbite lamp

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