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Museums in Lanarkshire

Museums don't have to be dull and dusty! Find one that appeals to you and yours in our Lanarkshire listings below, and go check it out...

Airdrie Observatory

Within Airdrie Library Wellwynd, Airdrie ML6 0AG

One of only four observatories operating in the UK, Airdrie Observatory is of historical and scientific interest for both adults and children alike!

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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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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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Leadhills Miners Library

15 Main Street, Leadhills ML12 6XP

Founded 23rd November 1741, Leadhills Miners Library is the oldest subscription library in the British Isles, perched high in the Southern Uplands of Scotland!

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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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National Museum of Rural Life

Wester Kittochside Philipshill Road, East Kilbride G76 9HR

Take in the sights, smells and sounds of a 1950s working farm, complete with dairy cows and sheep, at the National Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride.

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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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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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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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Museums in East Renfrewshire

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

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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Museums in Edinburgh and the Lothians

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

National Mining Museum Scotland

Lady Victoria Colliery Newtongrange, Dalkeith EH22 4QN

The National Mining Museum Scotland, a 5 Star visitor attraction housed in the wonderfully restored Lady Victoria Colliery in Newtongrange!

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St Cecilias Hall

St Cecilia’s Hall Niddry Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1NQ

The beautiful, elliptical St Cecilia's Hall dates back to 1763, making it the oldest purpose-built concert hall in Scotland.

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Queensferry Museum

53 High Street , South Queensferry EH30 9HP

Queensferry museum showcases the past and traditions of historic Queensferry and neighbouring Dalmeny.

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Museums in Fife

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

Museum Of Communication

131 High Street , Burntisland KY3 9AA

One of Scotland's only museums of communication, with a regular programme of exhibitions and events.

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Kirkcaldy Galleries

Kirkcaldy Galleries War Memorial Gardens, Kirkcaldy KY1 1YG

Kirkcaldy Galleries offers visitors a library, museum, art gallery, local & family history room, cafe, gift shop and children's areas - all under one roof!

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Fife Heritage Railway

Fife Heritage Railway Kirkland Sidings, Leven KY8 4RB

Fife Heritage Railway is a heritage railway run by The Kingdom of Fife Railway Preservation Society.

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Museums in Glasgow

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

The Burrell Collection

2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow South Side G43 1AT

Housed in its purpose-built home surrounded by beautiful parkland, The Burrell Collections is ranked amongst the most significant civic museum collections in the UK!

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Pollok House

2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow South Side G43 1AT

A grand country house near Glasgow city centre, Pollok House is Scotland’s answer to Downton Abbey and gives a real taste of upstairs/downstairs life in the 1930s!

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Maryhill Burgh Halls

10-24 Gairbraid Avenue, Glasgow West End G20 8YE

The Maryhill Burgh Halls are placed in the historic building in the heart of Maryhill. We cover a wide range of services, from recording studios to a...

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Museums in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Here's a selection of Museums 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: The Secret Collection

Paisley: The Secret Collection High Street, Paisley PA1 2AE

Paisley: The Secret Collection is the first publicly accessible museum store on a UK High Street, containing thousands of objects reflecting Renfrewshire's amazing heritage and culture.

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Sma Shot Cottages

2 Sma' Shot Lane, Paisley PA1 2HG

The Sma Shot Cottages are a major attraction in the Renfrewshire area, providing visitors with an insight into two distinct periods of Paisley's weaving history.

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Museums in Stirling and Falkirk

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

Dunblane Museum

Dunblane Museum The Cross, Dunblane FK15 0AQ

Dunblane Museum, originally called the Dunblane Cathedral Museum, opened in 1943 and is run entirely by volunteers.

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The Hamilton Toy Collection Museum & Collectors Shop

111 Main Street, Callander FK17 8BQ

The Hamilton Toy Museum & Collectors Shop is one of the largest privately owned toy collections in the UK.

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The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum The Castle, Stirling FK8 1EH

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum is located in Stirling Castle, in the city of Stirling, Scotland.

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Museums in Other Areas

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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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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Scottish Maritime Museum Irvine

Scottish Maritime Museum Harbour Road, Irvine KA12 8QE

The Scottish Maritime Museum is a four-star tourist attraction based in the west of Scotland, with sites in Irvine and Dumbarton.

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The Dick Institute

The Dick Institute Elmbank Avenue, Kilmarnock KA1 3BU

Opened in 1901, the Dick Institute is one of the most important cultural venues in the south-west of Scotland, featuring the largest museum and galleries space in Ayrshire!

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