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History And Culture in Lanarkshire

Always wanted to find out more about Lanarkshire's past? Then start uncovering just what went on in days gone by, by looking through our listings.

Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum

156 Biggar High Street, Biggar ML12 6DH

Biggar Museum Trust aims to collect, store, preserve and record Biggar and Upper Clydesdale’s rich archaeological, social and historic heritage.

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Biggar Albion Museum

Biggar Albion Museum North Back Road, Biggar

The Albion Museum sits back from North Back Road, Biggar and houses vehicles of Albion Motors, a commercial vehicle manufacturing firm started in 1899...

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Biggar Gasworks Museum

Biggar Gasworks Museum Gas Works Road, Biggar ML12 6BZ

Biggar Gasworks Museum is preserved as a lasting reminder of an industry that provided so much benefit to all the country’s citizens.

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Bothwell Castle

Bothwell Castle Castle Avenue, Uddingston G71 8BL

Bothwell Castle, built on a grand scale in the late 1200s, frequently passed back and forth between English and Scottish hands.

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Chatelherault Country Park

Chatelherault Country Park Fernegair, Hamilton ML3 7UE

Chatelherault Country Park, a five star visitor attraction under the Visit Scotland grading scheme, has been described as a jewel in the local landscape.

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David Livingstone Birthplace

165 Station Road, Blantyre G72 9BY

The David Livingstone Birthplace celebrates the birthplace and legacy of Dr David Livingstone in Blantyre and across Africa!

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Low Parks Museum

Low Parks Museum 129 Muir Street, Hamilton ML3 6BJ

Low Parks Museum in Hamilton is a 5-star museum under the Visit Scotland grading scheme, situated in the former Low Parks of the Duke of Hamilton's estates.

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New Lanark World Heritage Site

New Lanark World Heritage Site New Lanark Mills, Lanark M11 9DB

New Lanark World Heritage Site is a beautifully restored 18th century cotton mill village in Southern Scotland, close to the Falls of Clyde and only around an hour's drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre High Road, Motherwell ML1 3HU

The North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre is a free family visitor attraction located in Motherwell which is seen as the main repository for archives and modern records for the whole of North Lanarkshire!

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Shotts Heritage Centre

Located within Shotts Library Benhar Road, Shotts ML7 5EN

Shotts Heritage Centre is within the town library. Displays focus on the area’s strong 17th century covenanting heritage and the rise and fall of local...

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Strathaven Town Mill Arts and Heritage Centre

1 Stonehouse Road, Strathaven ML10 6LF

The Town Mill exists to support the community of Strathaven and the surrounding area by offering rooms and halls for hire for events and exhibitions as well as promoting a wide range of events!

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Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life Heritage Way, Coatbridge ML5 1QD

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

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The Museum of Lead Mining

The Museum of Lead Mining , Wanlockhead ML12 6UT

The Museum of Lead Mining, is a Visit Scotland 4 Star Visitor Attraction set in the picturesque village of Wanlockhead, the highest village in Scotland.

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History And Culture in East Renfrewshire

Here's a selection of History And Culture you can find over on our sister site, What's On East Renfrewshire:

Greenbank House and Garden

Greenbank Garden Flenders Road, Clarkston G768RB

Less than a mile from the suburban bustle of Clarkston on the south side of Glasgow, Greenbank Garden is a tranquil celebration of the gardener’s art.

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The Eaglesham Heritage Trail

, Eaglesham G76 0AR

The Eaglesham Heritage Trail was the first project to be undertaken by the Eaglesham & Waterfoot Community Development Trust.

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Barrhead Community Museum

Barrhead Community Museum Main Street, Barrhead G78 1SW

The Barrhead Community Museum and Visitor Information Centre features displays about the early history of the area.

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History And Culture in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Here's a selection of History And Culture you can find over on our sister site, What's On Edinburgh:

The Edinburgh Dungeon

31 Market Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1DF

The Edinburgh Dungeon is the ultimate underground journey through Edinburgh's darkest history as you see, hear and errr smell Edinburgh’s murky past!

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John Gray Centre

15 Lodge Street, Haddington EH41 3DX

The John Gray Centre brings together East Lothian Council’s Archaeology, Museum, Archive and Local History Services, alongside Haddington’s branch library.

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Greater Grassmarket

Greater Grassmarket Business Improvement District 39 Grassmarket, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2HS

Steeped in some of Edinburgh's greatest history, Greater Grassmarket is only a minutes' walk from the popular Royal Mile and visitor favourite, the National Museum of Scotland.

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History And Culture in Fife

Here's a selection of History And Culture you can find over on our sister site, What's On Fife:

Blackfriars Chapel

Blackfriars Chapel South Street, St Andrews KY16 9EH

Visit a tranquil ruin amid the bustle of a busy street. Blackfriars Chapel is a rare remnant of the many Dominican friaries built across Scotland during the Middle Ages.

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Falkland Palace and Garden

Falkland Palace and Garden East Port, Falkland KY15 7BU

A fine Renaissance palace with an extensive formal garden and one of Britain’s oldest tennis courts

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Ravenscraig Castle

Ravenscraig Castle , Kirkcaldy KY1 2QG

Admire the towering defensive façade of a heavily fortified castle, originally built as a royal residence.

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History And Culture in Glasgow

Here's a selection of History And Culture you can find over on our sister site, What's On Glasgow:

The Hill House

The Hill House Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh G84 9AJ

High on a hill in Helensburgh, overlooking the River Clyde, sits what is universally regarded as Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s finest domestic creation!

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Willow Tea Rooms

97 Buchanan Street, Glasgow City Centre G1 3HF

A visit to The Willow Tea Rooms is a must for anyone interested in enjoying tasty traditional food and drinks in an atmospheric setting!

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Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

University Avenue, Glasgow West End G12 0RG

The Hunterian is Scotland's oldest public museum and home to over a million magnificent items ranging from meteorites to mummies and Mackintosh!

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History And Culture in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Here's a selection of History And Culture you can find over on our sister site, What's On Renfrewshire:

Paisley Museum

Paisley Museum High Street, Paisley PA1 2BA

Paisley Museum is a 4 star visitor attraction located in the heart of Paisley. It houses a wealth of treasures, from Egyptian artefacts to reminders of our industrial past and our natural heritage!

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Paisley Abbey

Paisley Abbey Abbey Close, Paisley PA1 1JG

From its foundation in 1163 to the present day – worship in Paisley Abbey has been offered to God and hospitality extended to all pilgrims and visitors.

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Weavers Cottage

Weaver's Cottage The Cross, Kilbarchan PA10 2JG

Step into Weaver's Cottage and be transported back to the days when Kilbarchan was at the heart of the thriving Scottish textile industry!

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History And Culture in Stirling and Falkirk

Here's a selection of History And Culture you can find over on our sister site, What's On Stirling:

Kinneil House and Estate

Kinneil House and Estate NA, Bo'ness EH51 0PR

Built next to the Antonine Wall, Kinneil House was the chief seat of the powerful and wealthy Hamilton family.

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Dunblane Cathedral

Dunblane Cathedral The Cross, Dunblane FK15 0AQ

Dunblane Cathedral is the larger of the two Church of Scotland parish churches serving Dunblane, near the city of Stirling, in Central Scotland.

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Callendar House

Callendar House Callendar Park, Falkirk FK1 1YR

Callendar House dates from the 14th century. It is set in the nationally-important historic designed landscape of Callendar Park, which also contains...

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History And Culture in Other Areas

Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park

Brodick Castle , Brodick KA27 8HY

Gardens, woodland, waterfalls and a castle packed with treasures make Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park a must-visit on Arran!

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Culzean Castle and Country Park

Culzean Castle and Country Park , Maybole KA19 8LE

With a dramatic clifftop setting, Robert Adam architecture, fascinating history & beautiful surrounds, Culzean Castle and Country Park is one of Scotland's best days out!

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Dalgarven Mill Museum of Country Life & Costume

Dalgarven Mill Dalgarven, Kilwinning KA13 6PL

Dalgarven Mill is a treasure trove, created in a group of outstanding historical industrial buildings in a beautiful rural location in Ayrshire!

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Dean Castle Country Park

Dean Castle Country Park Dean Road, Kilmarnock KA3 1XB

Nestled in the heart of Kilmarnock, Dean Castle Country Park is a fantastic free day out for all the family!

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Dumfries House

Dumfries House , Cumnock KA18 2NJ

Dumfries House is one of Britain's most beautiful stately homes. Set in 2,000 acres, the stunning Estate and 18th-century house with its unrivalled collection of furniture has something for everyone!

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Dundonald Castle and Visitor Centre

Dundonald Castle Winehouse Yett, Dundonald KA2 9HD

War and romance, smuggling and heroism, tales of the supernatural and more – Royal Dundonald Castle is one of Scotland's most unexplored and fascinating treasures!

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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Murdochs Loan Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ

Set in 10 acres of Burns' beloved Alloway countryside, the museum provides a unique encounter with Scotland's favourite son!

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