Find out about the rich history of Wanlockhead and the mine by taking a guided tour of the three sites below.

Lochnell Mine


Take a trip into Lochnell Mine and find out were the miners worked and how the lead was mined.

Straitsteps Cottages


These miners cottages have been brought back to life and demonstrate how they used to live.

Miners Library

Find out more about the miners library. A rare collection that is a must see.

Discover the history surrounding Wanlockhead village, Lochnell Mine and the stories of the people who lived and worked here by visiting some of the other sites around The Museum.

Visitor Centre

visitors centre

The Visitor Centre offers an amazing display of mineral, gold and silver, the history of the lead mining process, a social history display and many other artefacts.

The Beam Engine

beam engine spar

Find out more about the Beam Engine, this was essentail for the mining of minerals in the area.

Meadowfoot Cemetry


A short walk from the Visitor Centre is the village cemetery.

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