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CBA Festival of Archaeology at Dolaucothi Gold Mines 2024

Explore archaeology at the only known Roman goldmine in the UK. Learn about the past, present and future of archaeological research at this internationally important site.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Hands-on activities for all ages will run from 21 to 28 July, 10 am - 4 pm, including: Make Your Own Roman Oil Lamp, Take the Heritage Explorer Trail, Play Roman Games, Dress Up and do some fun Colouring In.

Special events on the weekend of 27 and 28 July will include exhibitions, displays, presentations and a chance to join our experts as they carry out active archaeology on the site.

Please note, underground mine tours will be running throughout the Festival of Archaeology but must be pre-booked.

Standard admission charges apply. National Trust members enjoy free admission.



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics


Children accompanied by adults are welcome.

Meeting point

The Festival of Archaeology will be held on site at Dolaucothi Gold Mines. Car parking is free. Please report to Reception upon arrival

What to bring and wear

Some activities and displays will be indoors but sensible footwear is recommended for outdoor areas. Please dress appropriately for the weather.


The car park is at the bottom of a gentle slope but there is a drop off point nearer to the Mine Yard where most of the buildings are accessible for those with more limited mobility.


Please note the underground mines are not accessible unless on a guided tour. Guided tours must be pre-booked at or by phoning the Box Office on 0344 249 1895.