The Copper Kingdom exhibition centre is located on the quayside in the picturesque fishing harbour of Amlwch port, Anglesey, North Wales. This awarding winning centre tells the tale of the copper industry in the area.
Copper has been mined at Parys Mountain since the Bronze Age. Following the “Great Discovery” 1768 the mine dominated the world price of copper. Over the next few years’ other industries grew up based on need to process, transport and exploit the copper found at the mountain.
The Copper Kingdom exhibition centre is a family friendly location that can accommodate all ages.
The Centre is wheel chair accessible and has a lift that will allow access to the first floor where an abundance of information is available i.e cinema, interactive touch table, children’s play area, information boards, artefacts.
You will find that the workers (or Werin in Welsh) found life somewhat harder than the mine managers.
You will also have chance to visit our re-creation of an underground mine.
Take time to carry out some “brass” rubbings in our Children’s corner and if you feel daring enough why not dress up as a miner or copper lady and have a photo taken as a holiday reminder.
Make sure to visit the cinema and experience the drone video footage of the area the copper came from and see the mountain in a different light. The film may even make you want to make the short journey to experience the mountain itself:- Ask the staff for directions.
Finally, take some time to look around our well-stocked shop, where a small trinket or souvenir can be purchased and in turn hopefully give you that simple reminder of your experience of the Copper Kingdom.
In common with other exhibition centres, we have a number of interactive touch screens. We clean the screens regularly but visitors are advised that they should wash hands frequently with hot water and soap for 20 seconds or use alcohol hand gel and be aware of safe coughing etiquette.
Copper Kingdom opening times
These are our proposed opening days & times for 2022. We are only a small charity and we will do our best to keep to these times. However if you are a large group or are traveling a long distance to see us it may be best to call ahead to check. We are normally open to the public from 10:15 to 16:15.
The Copper Kingdom is an ideal wet weather location for the children. It can be found on the quayside at the picture post card Amlwch port.
The Copper Kingdom, Amlwch port, Amlwch, Anglesey LL68 9DB
“We participated in Twinkl’s Museum Day campaign to raise awareness and support local museums that have struggled during the pandemic. Alongside working towards a good cause and a welcome return to normality, Twinkl also has some resources around all things history, aimed for KS3 and GCSE aged children. For example, have a look at their FREE humanities taster pack.”