A HERITAGE and cultural site on the outskirts of Wrexham is offering free entry to the public at weekends and during summer holidays.

Minera Lead Mines will also be hosting a special guest at later this month, when local volunteer historian Brian Gresty visits the site.

Brian will be on hand from 10.30am on Saturday, June 24, to explain the fascinating history of the site and answer any questions.

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After hearing about the important heritage and cultural aspects of the site, visitors 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.

Minera Lead Mines.

Minera Lead Mines.

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.

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Thanks to funding from the Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme, administered by the WCVA, they 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 will have weekly family activity sessions.

For further information on the site, volunteering or if you want to book to come along on June 24,contact Naomi Chapple-Parry on email naomi.chapple-parry@groundworknorthwales.org.uk or call 01978 757524.