Hidden Treasures - Museum of Lead Mining

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Goldscaur Road, Wanlockhead, Dumfries & Galloway, ML12 6UT

    Situated in the heart of Scotland’s highest village at 467 m above sea level, the Museum of Lead Mining is fun for the whole family.

    Hidden Treasures, Museum of Lead Mining tells the story of how lead ore or 'galena' was extracted and the processes it went through to become the lead products that we know today.

    Hidden Treasures, Museum of Lead Mining is unique in Scotland, having the only real mine which is open to the public. Join the Museum's friendly and knowledgeable guides to discover treasures including the genuine 18th century lead mine where you can experience the thrill of going underground. Make your way along the village paths to the our miners cottages set out in 1750, 1850 and 1910 period and see how the miners really lived. Exploring the second oldest subscription library in Europe, where the bookstock has gained recognition as being a ‘Collection of National Significance'.

    In the visitor centre you will discover magnificent displays of minerals (including gold), mining and other local artefacts. During the season you can search for hidden gold by trying your hand at the ancient technique of gold panning.

    In the gift shop, you will find a great selection of gifts (many locally crafted), books, toys, rocks and minerals and gold panning equipment. Complete your visit with a trip to the tearoom to indulge in a delicious freshly baked scone, with a pot of tea or a coffee, or stay a while longer and choose from a wide selection of tasty meals, homemade soups, sandwiches and paninis, we received the Healthy Living Award for our tearoom and are really proud of this.
     

    Gradings
    4 Visitor Attraction
    Awards
    Green Tourism Silver
    Opening Times
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2014 - 30 Sep 2014

    Look out for our Santa Weekend which is held of 1 weekend in December normally the first full weekend, and you can see Santa in the mine and ride the local Santa Express train at Leadhills Railway

    Ticket Information
    Ticket Type
    Ticket Tariff
    Adult Full Tour £7.75 per ticket
    Child Full Tour £5.70 per ticket
    Concession Full Tour £5.70 per ticket
    Family of 3 (2 adults 1 Child) £18.55 per ticket
    Family of 4 (2 adults 2 Child) £24.75 per ticket
    Family of 5 (2 adults 3 Children) £29.35 per ticket

    We also do joint tickets with Drumlanrig Castle and Leadhills Railway

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Children

    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Outdoor Play Area
    • Children Welcome

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Transport

    • Disabled Parking

    Domestic

    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Switch Card
    • Solo Card
    • VISA Card
    • Mastercard

    Transport within Scotland

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    Parking

    • Parking provided for visitors

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

    2 for 1

    2 for 1 on entry prices - Bring this advert along and get the cheapest entrance fee free.

     

    PLEASE NOTE THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE GOLD PANNING OR ANY JOINT TICKET AND CAN NOT BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY OTHER OFFER

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