Snailbeach Lead Mine (2024)

It was the biggest lead mine in Shropshire and it is reputed to have yielded the greatest volume of lead per acre of any mine in Europe. Underground mining ceased here in 1955 but the surface buildings are the most complete set in the district and probably the country. Buildings visible at any time.


Operator: Shropshire Mines Trust

Address: Snailbeach Nr Minsterley Shropshire SY5 0NS

  • Telephone: 07716 116 732
  • Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Website: View website

Open Days & Times

Visit website for details for the 2024 season and advance booking


  • By Bus: 552
  • By Rail: Shrewsbury / 14 miles


  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

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