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Museum of Lead Mining

Museum of Lead Mining


Uncover our treasures including a real 18th century lead mine set deep in the hillside where visitors can experience the thrill of going underground. Make your way along village paths to the two miners' cottages and see how the miners really lived before exploring the second oldest subscription Library in Europe, which has recently gained Recognition status as being a collection of National Significance. Enter the Visitor Centre to discover a fantastic display of rocks, minerals, gold, mining and local artefacts.

Opening Hours:
The Museum is open 7 days each week from 31st March until the 31st October, between 11am and 4.30pm. In July and August we are open 7 days each week from 10am - 5pm.
Adults £5.50; Concessions £4.00 Family ticket (2 Adults & 1 Child) £14.00; Family ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children) £17.50; Family ticket (2 Adults & 3 Children) £21.50 Group bookings Adults £4.50; Group bookings Child £3.50 (1 free Adult per 10 Children); Group bookings Concessions £3.50
The Museum of Lead Mining Wanlockhead By Biggar Lanarkshire ML12 6UT The Museum of Lead Mining is situated in South West Scotland in Dumfries and Galloway and is easily accessed from both the M74 and the A76. Directions from the M74: Your junction number from the M74 will be determined by the direction in which you are travelling. If you are travelling northbound on the M74 then use junction 14. If you are travelling southbound then leave at junction 13. The Museum is well signposted from both junctions. Directions from the A76: To reach us from the A76 Dumfries to Kilmarnock road, check out the map and you will see the junction for Wanlockhead (B797) is just outside the village of Mennock, two miles from Sanquhar. This route will take you through the spectacular Mennock Pass, as it climbs up to the village.
01659 74387

Star Items

Gold Specimens
Miner's hat lamp, ‘goose-tilt’ type
Wanlockhead Beam Engine
Library Charter