This is a really great place to visit. The drive there is throughout some beautiful countryside, just watch out for the wandering sheep! The trip into the mine is fascinating... read more
Museum of Lead Mining, is situated in Wanlockhead Village, which is the...
Museum of Lead Mining, is situated in Wanlockhead Village, which is the highest village in Scotland, we are 1531 feet above sea level. At the museum we have our Visitor Centre, Tour of Scotland's only real underground Lead Mine, 3 Period Cottages 1750,1850 and 1910. We also have the 2nd Oldest Subscription Library with the original collection of almost 3,000 books, which is the original Miners' collection. This is a Recognised Collection. If you would like to sample Gold Panning you can try one of our taster sessions. After your tour you can sit and relax in our Tearoom and sample the delightful homemade treats on offer, then finally you can visit our Gift Shop which hosts Local Crafts, Minerals, and lots more.
Wanlockhead is known as a SSSI Site of Special Scientific Interest.