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

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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Notice- COVID 19 Restrictions

October 10, 2020

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...

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Re-opening July 17th 2020

July 17, 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...

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THE ARIGNA MINING EXPERIENCE

STEP BACK IN TIME

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 https://www.arignaminingexperience.ie

 

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.

 

Café

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.