Photograph © Martin Bodman, under this
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Waterwheels at Silver Mountain Experience (formerly Llywernog silver-lead mine), near Aberystwyth
Grid reference: SN 732 809
OS sheet: 135
Postcode: SY23 3AB
On A44, at Ponterwyd about 11 miles E of Aberystwyth. Look for brown signs.
A traditional Welsh water-powered metal mine, which worked between 1745 and 1910. This mine produced
ores of silver-lead and zinc, transported by sea to South Wales for smelting. Several examples of waterwheels
and water-powered machinery are displayed. Underground tours. Rock and mineral shop. Tea and coffee shop.
Opening times 2017
from Easter, daily, 10.00-17.00. Term-time weekends
only. Parties at
other times by arrangement, including winter months. See
site for details of opening times.
National Mills Weekend opening times 2017
Saturday & Sunday 10.00 - 16.00
Mine Manager, tel. 01970 890620.