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Hidden Treasures Museum of Lead Mining

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By Biggar
Central Scotland
ML12 6UT

Wanlockhead is Britain's highest village, sitting over 1500 feet up in the dramatic scenery of the Lowther Hills. At Hidden Treasures visitors can explore the rich culture and heritage of Wanlockhead and its people. Discover "God's Treasure House in Scotland" where 300 years of Gold and Lead mining history are brought to life. The museum of lead mining has something for everyone, and offers unique learning opportunities for all ages.

View our superb display of rare minerals and mining artefacts, including working models of mining machinery. Relax in our tea-room and choose from a selection of unusual gifts in the museum shop.

Hard hats on, take a guided tour of a real lead mine. See and hear how the lead miners toiled underground.

Visit our period cottages and let your guide lead you through how mining families lived and worked in Wanlockhead in 1750, 1850 and 1910.

Visit Scotland's second oldest subscription library est. 1756, containing over 3000 rare books.

Explore unique relics of a bygone industry by following the heritage trail. The Beam engine, original 17th century smelt mills, Miners' graveyard and Miners' Church are just some of the things it is possible to see.

Scottish Gold is amongst the purest in the world. The gold from the Mennock area is approx. 22.8 carats. The Scottish Regailia was created from gold panned locally.

For a unique experience why not hire a gold pan from the Museum and try your hand!

There is wheelchair access throughout the museum, disabled toilet and coach parking facilities.

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Follow the signs from the M74 and A76.

Hidden Treasures Museum of Lead Mining Postcode for SatNav: ML12 6UT


+44 (0)1659 743 87
+44 (0)1659 744 81

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