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A really amazing museum

We just had the most wonderful day out at the Museum of Lead Mining in Wanlockhead. We had a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Charlotteville, Tobago
What a wonderful Experience......

This Visit was organised by our Children Käthi and Jon to celebrate our 50th Golden Wedding... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Riddlecombe, 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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited with four kids ranging from 5yrs to 13yrs. Great fun they loved panning for gold. The staff was very informative, funny and very entertaining. We stayed far longer than we had planned even on a wet day.

Thank jssc21
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is really a must do place. 4 of us visited for my 52nd birthday and 4 of us left very impressed. The scenery on route is beautiful, the staff on arrival are excellent and very friendly, the mine was fascinating. The tour guides struck...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2018

My husband and I visited this museum late June on a scorching hot day. We were the only visitors on that day which was very surprising as it is a fascinating place and the guides are very knowledgeable . They gave us a fascinating insight...More

Thank ShonaughP
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We visited with children aged 10 - 15 years of age. It was a good way of entertaining them on a wet day. The guide who took us into the mine was friendly and knowlegable. The cafe has great homemade food and is very reasonably...More

Thank JenO263
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Do not miss the full museum tour if you are visiting Scotland's highest village for a fascinating and inspiring history of working class endeavour and aspiration in difficult circumstances over the centuries. Situated in beautiful hills - on a glorious sunny day on our visit...More

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24 October 2017|
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Response from Stephen F | 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