Minera Lead Mines near Wrexham will benefit from a National Lottery grant to re-open an exciting visitor attraction and outdoor events space.

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Supported by National Lottery players through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), Groundwork North Wales working in partnership with Wrexham County Borough Council has received a grant to develop, try out and test sustainable ways to manage the Minera Lead Mines Visitor Centre so that it can open to the public all year round.

An exciting programme of activities for people of all ages and abilities, will be run throughout the summer and autumn.   The programme will also provide opportunities for people to say what they would like to see at the site in the future and how that can be provided sustainably.

Minera Lead Mines and Country Park offers a fascinating glimpse into the industrial past of the beautiful Clywedog Valley. Visitors can explore the remains of the lead processing areas from the 18th and 19th centuries and see the restored beam engine house, winding engine and boiler houses. There is also a visitor centre that tells the story of the site plus a country park covering  53 acres of grassland, wooded areas and archaeological sites.

Karen Balmer, Chief Executive of Groundwork North Wales said: “It’s great news for the local area and the community that we’ve received this support thanks to National Lottery players. We are really excited to be opening up the visitor centre at this beautiful historical site. The visitor centre will be open every day throughout the Summer and we have a programme of exciting family events every Wednesday and Thursday and would encourage everyone to come and see what is going on at Minera  and join in the activities”.

“On Saturday 21st July there will be an open day from 11am to 3 pm where visitors can find out what will be happening at the site over the summer holidays.”

To find out more about Minera Lead Mines & Country Park on: 01978 757524 or email [email protected]