Minera Lead Mines the important heritage and cultural site on the outskirts of Wrexham offers free entry to the public at weekends and during summer holidays. Saturday 24th June sees local volunteer historian Brian Gresty visiting the site. Brian will be on hand from 10.30am to explain the fascinating history of the site and answer any questions.
After hearing abut the important heritage and cultural aspects of the site you can then join the Visit Minera team on a guided walk from the Minera Lead Mines site to Minera Quarry and through Minera Village returning to the Lead Mines (approx. 2 miles and takes approx. 1.5 hrs). During the walk the team will tell you all about the conservation and habitat management of the site and surrounding area.
Naomi Chapple-Parry, project officer at Visit Minera said.
“The site at Minera has a fascinating history and has played a great part in the industrial heritage of the town. To share this with members of the local community that may not be aware and with a wider audience such as new visitors and tourists to the area is fantastic”.
The Visit Minera site has undergone some significant improvements recently. The Visitors Centre at the top of the site has had a complete overhaul and now features modern, bilingual, interactive interpretations telling the fascinating history of the site dating back Roman times.
Thanks to funding from the Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme, administered by the WCVA we are currently holding regular volunteering sessions at Minera on a Tuesday to assist with the conservation and habitat management of the site and during the summer holidays we will have weekly family activity sessions.
For further information on the site, on volunteering or if you want to book to come along on Saturday 24th June please contact Naomi - [email protected] / 01978 757524.