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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Latest News

Wishing everyone a Happy and safe New Year

January 22, 2021

We would like to reassure you that the health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff continue to be our priority therefore due to the ongoing Covid 19 restrictions, the Arigna Mining Experience will remain closed until further notice. We look forward to seeing you all soon again, stay safe.

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Café will re-open on Monday 7th Dec 2020

December 3, 2020

The Arigna Mining Experience visitor centre and Café will re-open for business on Monday 7th December at 10.00am. Unfortunately, the Christmas ‘ Santa Underground Event’ will not be running this year. We hope you all remain safe and well.

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Santa Underground Experience 2020 Cancelled

October 30, 2020

The Management and staff of Arigna Mining Experience have carefully considered all options but due to the current government COVID 19 safety guidelines, the museum will remain closed until at least the 1st of December and therefore, unfortunately we will not be running our ‘Santa Underground’ Christmas event this year....

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The Tour

Plan Your Visit

Coffee Shop

Group Tours

How to get here

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.