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.
Museum of Lead Mining
Admissions and Opening Times
The Museum is open!
Due to the public health crisis, please check with the venue before you travel. You may need to book tickets in advance, and opening times can change at short notice.
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: 2 Adults & 1 Child - £28.95
Family: 2 Adults & 2 Children - £32.90
Family: 2 Adults & 3 Children - £34.00