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The only Scottish lead mining museum

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Museum of Lead Mining
Wanlockhead Village
Dumfries and Galloway
ML12 6UT

Phone: +44 (0) 1659 74387

Visitor Information

Opening Hours

The museum closed to the general public for the winter on Sunday, 1st October, 2023. We will re-open in Spring 2024.

The office is manned intermittently and we will respond to enquiries as soon as we can.

Getting Here

By car we are just under an hour from Glasgow, an hour and a half from Edinburgh and just over an hour from Carlisle.

Directions from M74 – approx. 15 minutes
Your junction number from the M74 will be determined by the direction in which you are travelling. If you are travelling northbound on the M74 then use junction 14.

If you are travelling southbound then leave at junction 13. The Museum is well signposted from both junctions.

Directions from A76 – approx. 15 mins
To reach us from the A76 Dumfries to Kilmarnock road, check out the map and you will see the junction for Wanlockhead (B797) is just outside the village of Mennock, two miles from Sanquhar.

This route will take you through the spectacular Mennock Pass, as it climbs up to the village.

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