Minera Lead Mines

Minera Lead Mines
Wern Road
Minera
Wrexham
LL11 3DU
Wales

Website

www.wrexham.gov.uk/english/heritage/minera_visitors.htm

E-mail

museum@wrexham.gov.uk

bershamheritage@wrexham.gov.uk

Telephone

01978 297 460

Fax

01978 297 461

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Do you know what kibbles, buddles and jigs are? Find out at Minera Lead Mines Visitor Centre, where you can learn more about the lives of the miners and explore where they worked at the remains of the 19th century lead processing works. As a bonus, on a clear day there are superb panoramic views across the Clywedog Valley from the top of the reconstructed Beam Engine House!

Discover the story of the lead miners of Minera, the village named after the ore beneath. Great heritage set in a country park below Minera Mountain and an ideal starting point for walking the Clywedog Trail. Guided tours available. Children’s activity trail.

Minera Lead Mines is an old lead processing works which was excavated and restored during the 1990s. Although the mine is too dangerous for the public to go down, you can still see and explore the old works where families worked turning lumps of ore into sellable lead and zinc.

Venue Type:

Museum, Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

Group visits to heritage centre and engine house by appointment only.
The lead mines are situated in Minera Country Park which is open all year.

Admission charges

FREE. Donations welcome.

Getting there

Leave A483 (Oswestry to Chester road) taking the A525 signposted Ruthin and Coedpoeth. On the edge of Coedpoeth, opposite the Five Crosses Inn, take the B5426 (Minera Hall Road) signposted Minera. Follow the road for just over one mile, down into the valley bottom and up again, until you reach the site entrance and car park on your right. Look out for brown signs marked Pyllau Plwm Lead Mines.

Additional info

The country park that surrounds the site is open all year for people and their dogs: climbing up the nearby Minera Mountain gives panoramic views of the Cheshire Plain. Sensible shoes should be worn as the site is uneven.

See displays of lead mining related industrial and workforce related material

Collection details

Archaeology, Industry, Natural Sciences, Science and Technology, Social History

Getting there

Leave A483 (Oswestry to Chester road) taking the A525 signposted Ruthin and Coedpoeth. On the edge of Coedpoeth, opposite the Five Crosses Inn, take the B5426 (Minera Hall Road) signposted Minera. Follow the road for just over one mile, down into the valley bottom and up again, until you reach the site entrance and car park on your right. Look out for brown signs marked Pyllau Plwm Lead Mines.

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