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Minera Lead Mines

Discover the story of the lead miners of Minera, the village named after the ore beneath, at Minera Lead Mines visitor centre and explore the remains of the 19th century lead processing works, where they worked.

The lead mines are set in a country park, five miles west of Wrexham, below Minera Mountain and are the starting point for walking the Clywedog Trail or driving to World's End.

Guided tours for groups available on request. Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives on 01978 297460 for details.

School history and science workshops for KS2 - KS3 pupils. For details email: museumeducation@wrexham.gov.uk.

What to expect

An open access site. Engine house and archaeological remains can be viewed at all times.


Leave A483 taking A525 signposted Ruthin. At Coedpoeth, opposite the Five Crosses Pub take B5426 (Minera Hall Road) signposted Minera and follow this road for just over one mile until you reach the site entrance and car park on the right. Look out for brown signs marked Pyllau Plwm Lead Mines.