Sygun Copper Mine

sights / Historic

Sygun Copper Mine information

Prices
adult/child £8.95/6.95
Opening hours
9.30am-5pm Mar-Oct
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This mine dates from Roman times, although extraction was stepped up in the 19th century. Abandoned in 1903, it has since been converted into a museum, with a short self-guided underground tour containing dioramas that evoke the life of Victorian miners. You can also try your hand at metal detecting (£2.50) or panning for gold (£2). It's located a mile northeast of Beddgelert, along the A498.