Step Back In Time

The Arigna Mining Experience

Arigna Mining Experience  was developed to preserve the energy heritage of the Arigna Valley and to ensure that Arigna maintains its link with Energy themes: Past, Present & Future. 
This Energy Centre provides visitors with a unique insight into what coal mining life was like in the Arigna Valley, since its beginning in the 1700's until closure in 1990.

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Notice- COVID 19 Restrictions

Closure of Business from 6th– 27th October

To all our visitors,

The National Framework for living with COVID 19 sets out the measures that will be taken at each of the five risk levels.

In recent days the Taoiseach announced that level 3 restrictions would be put in place for each county from midnight tonight the 6th October.

Unfortunately this means that our visitor centre will be closed to the public from 6th October until 27th October inclusive due to the level 3 restrictions.

We hope that this situation will be temporary and that we can return to normal operations in the near future but the safety of you, our customers and  our staff is paramount.

We will keep you updated nearer the scheduled reopening date and we look forward to welcoming you all back to visit us soon.


Stay safe and best wishes to everyone.


From The Management and Staff of Arigna Mining Experience 

Re-opening July 17th 2020

The Arigna Mining Experience are delighted to be able to re- open our doors to visitors once more
in line with Government and Fáilte Ireland COVID-19 safety protocols relating to our business. We are reopening the visitor centre from
Friday 17th July at 10.00am.
Our aim to provide a continuing high standard of service, but please bear with us in these extremely challenging times, as we all adjust to the new safety systems in place.


Museum and Tours

Our museum will be open as per usual, with a maximum capacity in place and one-way system in operation. Note: Visitors are required to wear a face covering for the underground tour
As the numbers are limited on each tour, therefore it is necessary to book on-line for our guided tour so please make your tour booking at


New H&S Protocols

The centre has clearly defined entrances and exits from the facility. Please follow these directions into and out of our Visitor Centre. We have introduced a one-way system throughout the building including   our gift shop and coffee shop. There are 9 sanitising stations throughout the building, please sanitise your hands at every opportunity and follow the guidelines that we have in place for the safety of our staff and you, our visitors. We urge you not to attend for tour if you have any symptoms of Covid 19 in the interest of our staff and other visitors


Opening Hours

For the remainder of the current season the Visitor Centre will be open to the public on Monday – Sunday from 10am- 5pm but all tours need to be booked on line prior to your visit.  If you would like to check availability on a particular day, please contact reception at 071-96-46466.



We have reduced our café seating capacity in line with COVID-19 restrictions, so please be patient as Lorraine and her team cater for you. A takeaway service will also be available. To contact the Café, call Lorraine at 086-8787362.
Thank you for your enquiries and we wish to thank you in advance for your patience and understanding while we all adjust to new safety guidelines.


The management and staff of Arigna Mining Experience are looking forward to welcoming you all back to our facility very soon.