Sygun Copper Mine

Winner of the Prince of Wales award for tourism, Sygun Copper Mine is one of the wonders of Wales – a remarkable and impressive example of how our precious industrial heritage can be reclaimed, restored and transformed into an outstanding attraction.

Our self-guided audiovisual tours allow you to explore the old workings on foot. There are winding tunnels and large, colorful chambers, magnificent stalactite and stalagmite formations and copper ore veins which contain traces of gold, silver and other precious metals.

The Audio presentation with special lightening and sound effects provide an enjoyable, interesting and realistic glimpse into the life of a Victorian copper miner. Sygun offers a rare opportunity for those with a sense of adventure and curiosity, to discover for themselves the wonders it still shelters after being abandoned in 1903.

You’ll find out more about the history and science of copper in our amazing facts page.

And before you visit us have a look at the FAQs and useful information.

Above Ground Activities

There is also a great deal to see and do on the surface:

  • Childrens Adventure Playground
  • Museum of Antiquities
  • Beautiful Lakeside Walks
  • Bouncy Castle
  • *Panning for Gold
  • *Metal Detecting for coins

*extra charges apply

Information for schools

A visit to Sygun Copper Mine provides an interesting and educational environment for studying science, history, geography, geology, art and society. For more information on how Sygun can fit with the national curriculum please read the Amazing Facts information. For prices and more information please contact us on 01766 890595.


Sygun is situated 3/4 mile from Beddgelert which is renowned as one of the prettiest villages in North Wales with spectacular scenery of the mountains and lakes. Check out our list of things to do nearby


Opening Times

We are open:
10th February - 10th November
27th December - 2nd January

9.30am - 5.00pm during British summer time

10.00am - 4.00pm during British winter time

Keep in Touch

Phone: 01766 890595


Address: Sygun Copper Mine Beddgelert, Gwynedd LL55 4NE UK.