Planned Improvement of the Electric Mountain Visitor Centre

First Hydro Company, owned by ENGIE and Brookfield Renewables, is pleased to announce that it has approved investment funding to improve the Electric Mountain Visitor Centre in Llanberis, North Wales. This investment signifies the Company's commitment to maintaining a Visitor Centre in Llanberis.

The Company will be progressing with plans to refurbish and enhance the Visitor Centre, developing a fit for purpose building, to achieve a modern and outstanding facility.

Detailed plans will now be developed and we look forward to sharing these with you over the coming months.

An Exhibition by Stuart Hill - Welsh Mountain Goats of Dinorwig Quarry

At Electric Mountain 3rd March to 28th May 2018

High above the Electric Mountain visitor centre a rare ancient breed of Welsh Mountain Goats calls the Dinorwig quarry their home.

A familiar sight to walkers and climbers it is thought these goats have been in the Snowdonia mountain range since at least 4500BC.

A chance encounter over two years ago has led North West photographer Stuart Hill to start a photographic project which has turned into a quest to try and get these magnificent animals some form of protection from being hunted as we do not know how many are left in the wild.

What started as a promise to local naturalist John Horrigan to try and raise awareness by bringing other photographers to the area has resulted in every weekend being spent tracking, photographing and observing these amazing animals.Compelled to do more, the idea for an exhibition showcasing these fantastic animals was conceived in December 2017.

With the co-operation of Myndd Gwefru, First Hydro Company and the expertise of John Horrigan we are excited to share with you the Dinorwig Welsh Mountain goats and the harsh but beautiful surroundings in which they live.

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Opening Times

From mid January up to the Easter holidays, the centre will be open daily however tours will be running on select days only.

From Easter to the end of October our tours will be operating daily.

Carrie Elspeth

As tours have limited availability, please use our online booking system or contact us directly to reserve your places before you travel to avoid disappointment.

If you are visiting us, please remember you need to arrive 15-minutes prior to your scheduled tour time. Please also note you need sensible footwear. Open toe shoes, flip flops, sandals or similar types of footwear are unsuitable and are not permitted.

Additional Information

Please ensure you book online or contact us from 09.30am each day to check availability before you travel - 01286 873030.

Jan*, Feb, Mar, April, May
7 days a week 10:00am - 4:30pm

Main Children's Holidays, Bank Holidays & Jun, July, Aug
7 days a week 09.30am - 5:30pm

Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec
7 days a week 10:00am - 4:30pm (Closed December 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st)

*Please note that we will be closed for the first two weeks in January due to maintenance work and staff training