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Staff were really welcoming and helpful and spent time explaining about the history of the lead mines and the area. The exhibits are very interesting and show how lead mining was done as well as the..... more
Staff were really welcoming and helpful and spent time explaining about the history of the lead mines and the area. The exhibits are very interesting and show how lead mining was done as well as the..... more »
We booked the Mine tour for us and our 6 year old nephew and on arrival we asked if we could also book the gold panning experience. The staff were very pleasant and accommodating fitting us in for...
We booked the Mine tour for us and our 6 year old nephew and on arrival we asked if we could also book the gold panning experience. The staff were very pleasant and accommodating fitting us in for... more »
A fantastic place to visit, the entire team are so welcoming and knowledgeable, the mine is spectacular, topped by panning fr gold - a brilliant day.
A fantastic place to visit, the entire team are so welcoming and knowledgeable, the mine is spectacular, topped by panning fr gold - a brilliant day. more »
Worth the journey, we were there for the first tour and it was just the 2 of us. Really enjoyed it, full of information and insite to the local community and the beautiful surroundings were just dream like on a warm day. The guide knew exactly what he was talking a about, open and friendly in with the conversations. The mine itself was really interesting though I'd recommend waterproof footwear at least. The library was really interesting and we were able to self guide around the rest of the museum. The gold panning wasn't available on the day we visited but we will most definitely be back. We enjoyed a pot of tea in the tea room and left to enjoy a local pub lunch.
The museum has been on our to-do list for a while now and I'm glad that we finally made it! It has a lovely little shop, a small interesting museum, a really nice cafe as well as picnic benches outside. My wife and I, and my 2 sons did the mine tour, then we were taken down to the cottages, and then up to the miners library. All in, it was about an hour an a half. Our guide was Emily, only 2 weeks into the job and she was superb. She had a lot of knowledge, she was very confident and she chatted away with us. Emily really made the experience for us and anyone who gets her as a guide is lucky. Had she not told us, we'd never have known that she had only just started. After the tour and a visit to the museum, it was back in to the cafe for another coffe and a great cake or two, then off for a walk around the village. If, like us, you've considered going, but haven't yet, make sure you do, soon.
Haven't been into mines yet as was off season when we went but the scenery was amazing it felt as if you travelled back in time, this is a must visit place if you like picturesque scenery, good history with plenty of plaques to explain its history. Just amazing place 😍
12 August 2022. Probably not for everyone but we all thought it was worth the trip . The mine is fairly level and narrow and you do need to duck down in some parts as you walk about 300m into the hillside. However you do have a helmet and lantern each so perfectly safe. The temperature is stable all year at around 10° and there is moisture dripping in parts which will be worse after rainfall so you may need a coat most times. As we went during a heatwave I was comfortable in T shirt as there was little water dripping from above. The guide was very good and after the mine you get taken to the old miners library then back to the museum and shop. The teashop does a limited lunch menu but very pleasant inside or outside.
Sounds amazing but we didn't go in as the tickets are a tad expensive at £22 each. Its a season ticket, but, why would you want to go back again in the same year ? Will perhaps take a day trip next year to the village, spend time walking around and do the mine.
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