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Museum of Leadmining

Wanlockhead Village, Wanlockhead

The Museum includes: Visitor centre, guided tours of a real lead mine and period cottages set in 1750, 1850 and 1910, and the second oldest Subscription Library in Europe. Try your hand at gold panning - demonstrations can be arranged and 5 hour gold panning courses are available.

Educational visits can be tailored to the requirements of the National Curriculum.

Visit our award winning Tearoom which is full of healthy home cooked food.

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Opening Times

The Museum is open every day between 11am and 4.30pm, from the 21st March until the 30th September.

July, August and Bank Holidays we open 10am till 4.30pm

Pricing Details

All 4 Sites (Mine, Cottages, Library & Museum)

Adult: £12.50

Child: £7.90 (Please note that the mine is unsuitable for children under 5yrs)

Concession: £11.00

Family (2 Adults & 1 Child): £28.95

Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): £32.90

Family (2 Adults & 3 Children): £34.00

Under 5s are free but unfortunately they cannot be
part of the mine tour

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Museum of Leadmining

Visitor Centre
Wanlockhead Village
Dumfries and Galloway
ML12 6UT
Phone: 01659 74387
Fax: 01659 74481


M74, J13 and J14 and A76 Dumfries to Sanquhar

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