Museum of Lead Mining 2024

Set in the picturesque village of Wanlockhead, which at 1,531 feet above sea level is the highest village in Scotland. Includes a real 18th century lead mine set deep in the hillside where visitors can experience the thrill of going underground. See miners' cottages and the only water-powered beam pumping engine at a UK mine.


Operator: Wanlockhead Museum Trust

Address: Wanlockhead Village Next to Leadhills Dumfriesshire ML12 6UT

  • Telephone: 01659 74387
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Open Days & Times

6 Mar-Sep Wed-Sun 1100-1500. 4 Jun-3 Sep closes 1600. Visit website for more details and advance booking.


  • By Rail: Sanquhar / 12 miles


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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