We are closed for the Season and we would like to thank all our visitors, staff and volunteers who made 2017 such a successful season.


We are still issuing gold panning licences and you can contact us by email (info@leadminingmuseum.co.uk) or by telephone (01659 74387).


You can contact the Estate Office at Drumlanrig Castle, their opening hours are 0900hrs to 1700hrs Monday to Friday.  01848 331 555.


Our October course is fully booked but if you would like to enquire about further courses please email.

We look forward to opening in April of 2018 and wish all our visitors the very best.

7 Comments, RSS

  • A Munro

    says on:
    18/10/2017 at 10:20 am

    Such a pity you close when Scottish children get the October break off. We were all looking forward to visiting only to see you’ve closed for the season. No wonder families go and spend money abroad for their holidays at this time of year.

    • Margaret Smith

      says on:
      18/11/2017 at 12:41 pm

      We are very sorry that you are not able to visit the museum in October. We are a small not for profit charity and evidence has shown that opening beyond September is not financially viable. I hope very much that you can visit us next season. Regards M

  • Karen Conlan

    says on:
    21/10/2017 at 6:03 pm

    Please send me details of the panning courses

    • Margaret Smith

      says on:
      18/11/2017 at 12:36 pm

      Dear Karen, I will email you across details of the courses. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you feel I can be of further help. Regards M

    • Margaret Smith

      says on:
      18/11/2017 at 12:42 pm

      Dear Karen, I have sent on to you the details of the course that we are going to run on 2 December 2017. The dates for the 2018 course have not been advised as yet but I can let you know as soon as I have them. Regards M

  • Iain G Rae

    says on:
    29/10/2017 at 2:19 pm

    Looking forward to you reopening as we would love to visit the museum and the mine and I would love to also try gold panning and would like to know more details about the course.

    many thanks and best regards


    • Margaret Smith

      says on:
      18/11/2017 at 12:31 pm

      Dear Mr Rae, I will email you with details of the course. We are running a course on 2 December 2017 and also that weekend we have our Santa in the Mine. Regards M

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