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

Summerlee Summer Fun

Summerlee Summer Fun

30th June 2018 - 15th August 2018
Throughout the holidays, Summerlee are holding family activities including arts and crafts, traditional games, mine tours, tram rides, not forgetting the award winning play area and exhibitions!
Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust

22nd July 2018
Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust will be bringing a small selection of their single decker buses to Summerlee Museum on Sunday 22nd July!
National Play Day

National Play Day

1st August 2018
Join us in celebrating children’s right to play with a fun filled fay including stories, face painting, outdoor games, arts and crafts and all the usual Summerlee fun!
Steam Fair Weekend

Steam Fair Weekend

11th August 2018 - 12th August 2018
Come along to Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life on the 11th & 12th of August for their annual Steam Fair Weekend!

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