The Copper Kingdom Centre
The Copper Kingdom Centre is located on the quayside in the picturesque fishing harbour of Amlwch port. This awarding winning centre tells the tales of the transformation of the district.
Copper has been mined at Parys Mountain since the Bronze Age and the centre will illustrate how things evolved until the “Great Discovery” of Copper in 1768. From here on until the turn of the 20th century Amlwch was to be recognised as a place of industry and renowned opportunity.
The Copper Kingdom 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.
Upon entry you will be greeted by experienced assistants who will provide you with an audio handset and advise you on the routes available for your self-guided tour around the building.
Take time to listen to the tales of the different characters as they pass on their experiences either through the display screens or handsets
You’ll 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 as shown below. Use your mouse to walk around the 360 degree image.
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 overhead 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.
Please note the Copper Kingdom centre is closed over Winter and will re-open by Easter 2017