Digital re-telling of Victorian mine industry recognised for outstanding innovation
The Llechwedd Deep Mine Tour has been shortlisted for this year’s national Museums & Heritage Awards.
The heritage experience, based near Blaenau Ffestiniog in Snowdonia, saw off tough competition from all over the UK to be named as a finalist in the ‘innovation’ category for its compelling digital re-telling of the Victorian slate industry of North Wales.
The new tour, which launched in March 2016, brings to life the harsh reality of the Victorian slate mine industry in North Wales.
Clever use of cutting-edge technology including augmented reality, light projections, video, 3D audio and special effects, vividly brings to life the working life of the men and boys who produced the slate which roofed so much of the world.

Many of Llechwedd’s guides, who accompany visitors on the tour, have worked in the slate industry, whilst others have family connections stretching back generations. It makes for thoughtful and compelling storytelling.

The Llechwedd Deep Mine is complemented by the Quarry Explorer – an off road 4 x 4 adventure which takes explorers high up into the man-made slate mountains that tower above the mine. The extreme landscape has never previously been accessible to the public.

Venue: Llechwedd Deep Mine

Town: Blaenau Ffestiniog



Call: Ceri Bartlett 01766 830 306