Buried deep under the mountains of Snowdonia lies an extraordinary story: it’s a rock revolution that shaped the look and feels of the world as we know it. A way of life which built communities and defined generations of families in North Wales.
Travel into the belly of Llechwedd’s mountain – on the steepest cable railway in Britain – you’ll experience some of the iconic sounds which have defined the last century and a half. The clock will turn back 160 years as you travel 500 feet underground. Extraordinary light projection, enhanced reality technology and explosive special effects will transport you to another time and place. You’ll meet the mine’s owner and founder John Whitehead Greaves, and some of the men and boys who spent up to 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, working underground in semi-darkness.
Travel into the belly of Llechwedd’s mountain – on the steepest cable railway in Britain. The Deep Mine Tour tells the story of the men, John Whitehead, who built this incredible industry which roofed the world. Experienced from the point of view of the mine workers who are men and boys who spent up to 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, working underground in semi-darkness. The tour uses cutting-edge enhanced reality technology, light projections and special effects to tell the story of their blood and guts, their determination and resilience, their risk and endeavour.