Summerlee Museum Of Scottish Industrial Life

Summerlee, the museum of Scottish industrial life - in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire - is a VisitScotland '4 Star' visitor attraction and 'Best Working Attraction' award-winner.

Summerlee Museum Of Scottish Industrial Life

About Summerlee Museum Of Scottish Industrial Life

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Summerlee's 22 acres are based around the site of the 19th Century Summerlee Ironworks, a fore-runner in the use of the innovative hot-blast iron smelting process that led Coatbridge to fame and fortune as Scotland's 'Iron Burgh'.

With some 150,000 visitors a year, the museum is now one of Scotland's leading 'free-to-enter' attractions.

Summerlee's main features are:

• A huge under-cover exhibition hall, with a variety of interactive exhibits, 'hands on' activities for children and working machinery to view.

• Re-created adit mine and miners' cottages. Guides take small groups down the mine, which is entered by a sloping track rather than a shaft. The cottages show the domestic side of their lives from the 1840s to the 1980s.

• An electric tramway gives rides on restored modern and Edwardian tramcars. A modest fee gives all-day rides (Discounted for children).

• The 'Photomedia Workshop'. A brand-new community resource for the creative development of photographic skills in both traditional film and digital media. Information on classes and exhibitions available from Summerlee on (01236) 638463.

Within the main exhibition hall there are also toilets (including baby-changing and special access), a café and a shop with a range of heritage-themed gifts, toys and books.

Upcoming Events at Summerlee Museum Of Scottish Industrial Life

Father Christmas at Summerlee

Father Christmas at Summerlee

1st December 2018
Father Christmas is taking time out of his busy schedule to visit to Summerlee Museum every Saturday and Sunday throughout December including Christmas Eve!
Father Christmas at Summerlee

Father Christmas at Summerlee

2nd December 2018
Father Christmas is taking time out of his busy schedule to visit to Summerlee Museum every Saturday and Sunday throughout December including Christmas Eve!
Father Christmas at Summerlee

Father Christmas at Summerlee

8th December 2018
Father Christmas is taking time out of his busy schedule to visit to Summerlee Museum every Saturday and Sunday throughout December including Christmas Eve!
Father Christmas at Summerlee

Father Christmas at Summerlee

9th December 2018
Father Christmas is taking time out of his busy schedule to visit to Summerlee Museum every Saturday and Sunday throughout December including Christmas Eve!
Father Christmas at Summerlee

Father Christmas at Summerlee

15th December 2018
Father Christmas is taking time out of his busy schedule to visit to Summerlee Museum every Saturday and Sunday throughout December including Christmas Eve!
Father Christmas at Summerlee

Father Christmas at Summerlee

16th December 2018
Father Christmas is taking time out of his busy schedule to visit to Summerlee Museum every Saturday and Sunday throughout December including Christmas Eve!
Father Christmas at Summerlee

Father Christmas at Summerlee

22nd December 2018
Father Christmas is taking time out of his busy schedule to visit to Summerlee Museum every Saturday and Sunday throughout December including Christmas Eve!
Father Christmas at Summerlee

Father Christmas at Summerlee

23rd December 2018
Father Christmas is taking time out of his busy schedule to visit to Summerlee Museum every Saturday and Sunday throughout December including Christmas Eve!
Father Christmas at Summerlee

Father Christmas at Summerlee

24th December 2018
Father Christmas is taking time out of his busy schedule to visit to Summerlee Museum every Saturday and Sunday throughout December including Christmas Eve!

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