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