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Amazing little place

My bf and I went here just today - they’re closing down for the winter and weren’t doing any tours... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Brilliant staff

My wife and I went to the lead mining museum on the 23.10.18 not knowing that parts of it are shut... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Baz L
Cannock, United Kingdom
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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...more
| The Visitor Centre, Wanlockhead Village, Wanlockhead ML12 6UT, Scotland
+44 1659 74387
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My bf and I went here just today - they’re closing down for the winter and weren’t doing any tours but the Chairman of the Trust gave us a private tour of the mine! Such a great little place that’s likely to grow in years...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to the lead mining museum on the 23.10.18 not knowing that parts of it are shut. None the less when we got there Margaret the manager rang bob the tour guide to come across from his house and give us...More

1  Thank Baz L
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The highest village in Scotland is the home of a fascinating museum which can be visited in conjunction with a trip into a mine where our forefathers worked under some terrible conditions to support their families. Mind you many in their families worked in the...More

1  Thank Alfred C
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Brilliant day out, lovely location. Perfect for families from Ayrshire, Dumfriesshire, Lanarkshire for a day out for the kids. Educational too and staff very friendly.

Thank 770giss
Reviewed 29 September 2018

beautiful scenery as you make your way to the visitor centre, we had a 30 minute wait for our tour so we made a visit the cafe, which was clean , friendly with a very nice pot of tea and scones. our guide was very...More

Thank Baz W
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We just had the most wonderful day out at the Museum of Lead Mining in Wanlockhead. We had a brilliant tour of a drift mine from our awesome tour guide Bob, what an amazing experience! Bob then took us on to the tour of the...More

Thank viola48
Reviewed 13 September 2018

This Visit was organised by our Children Käthi and Jon to celebrate our 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary. It formed a wonderful family Experience, all the Staff were very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. We actually found Gold, which was really exciting and Interesting. The Trip to...More

Thank heidelberger2016
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We found this immensely interesting. We enjoyed the variety,, including the tour of part of the mine itself and the miners’ cottages and the look at the historic library. The staff were excellent and informative. On our arrival we much appreciated the cafe, whose staff...More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Just driving here was amazing through the Mennock Pass. We took a tour with Jan and 2 others. We had a short walk to the entrance and got our hard hats on. The walk through the mine was easy but was wet underfoot. Make sure...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Very friendly, accommodating and informative guides. Great wee museum so full of information. Strongly recommend that you visit if you get chance!

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24 October 2017|
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Response from 35stephenf | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is currently open from 11.00 til 4.30 every day of the week
Linda T
18 November 2015|
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Response from MuseumLead123 | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. We are now closed for the Winter and due to open at Easter. Prices from last Season were £7.75 per Adult and Concessions/Child ££5.70. These prices will increase slightly next season... More