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
Cafe & Facilities
Visit our bright, comfortable tea room for a wide range of hot and cold food served all day in the season.
We have a mouth-watering range of home made soups, snacks and main meals plus freshly baked scones and cakes to tempt you away from your diet!
There is a daily selection available for our vegetarian guests. The tea room is easily accessible to our disabled guests.
We offer a fixed cost menu for group visitors and a special ‘Happy Kids’ Menu too, for our younger guests.
The cook prepares a range of daily ‘Specials’ to suit every taste and pocket.
As part of the Visitor Centre there is a well stocked gift shop which contains a good selection of Souvenirs to remember your stay as well as a selection of maps, books, clothing and also gold pans!