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Go Deep Underground!
PERFECT FOR WET WEATHER!
The highlight of any visit to Honister Slate Mine must be our fully-guided underground tour!
Prices from £8.50 Child, £13.50 Adult
Family ticket (2 + 2) = £40.00
10.30 am, 12.30 pm (2.00 pm during peak periods only) & 3.30 pm
(December/January 12.30 only)
Tours take approximately 90 minutes
Please come prepared with warm clothing and sensible footwear. Safety helmets and lamps will be provided by Honister on arrival.
What to expect;
The best thing to do on a rainy day! Our mine tours are around 90 minutes long and packed full of fun. Our knowledgeable guides will take you deep underground to explore the old working mines where children as young as 10 used to blast slate from the caverns to use on such buildings as Buckingham palace and St. Paul’s cathedral. We start by watching a short introduction DVD informing you of how the mine was started and a little bit about what we do here at Honister today. Then your guide will get you some headlamps and helmets and you be set for your underground adventure! Step onto our big orange bus and try to relax as our driver takes you up the narrow mountainside pass towards the mine entrance. From the drop off point, you will enter the mouth of the mine and your guide will take you deep into Kimberly seam. You will be shown how we used to blast and extract rock from the cavern and old drilling techniques. Once you have explored the depths of Honister’s caverns you will emerge at a slightly lower lever where you will catch the bus back down to the car park. Feel free to ask any questions to our guides! And remember to take a piece of stone from the mine to remember your adventure!