Admissions and Opening Times

Wanlockhead Village

Opening times

30th March to 21st October,  11.00am-4.30pm

For 2018, the Museum, the tea room and the shop* will be opening between the 23rd October to the 23rd December Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11.00am-4.00pm.

24th December to end of March CLOSED 


*This does not include mine, cottage or library tours*


All 4 Sites (Mine, Cottages, Library & Museum)

  • Adult: £12.50
  • Child: £7.90 (Please note that the mine is unsuitable for children under 5yrs)
  • Concession: £11.00

Single Site Mine or Cottages

  • Adult :£5.50
  • Child: £4.50

Single Site Museum/Library

  • Adult/Child: £4.50

Family ticket

Family: 2 Adults & 1 Child - £19.35
Family: 2 Adults & 2 Children - £25.65
Family: 2 Adults & 3 Children - £29.65

Car parking


Museum of Lead Mining

Wanlockhead is recognised for its Miner’s Library, the second oldest subscription Library in Scotland and indeed Europe and was established ‘...for our mutual improvement.' on the 1st November 1756 with 32 men. The Library was funded by subscriptions from the Miners, but a contribution was also made by mining companies too in order to encourage ‘self-improvement’ in the miners.