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North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

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!

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

About North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre High Road, Motherwell ML1 3HU
01698274590
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The centre has a variety of exhibits that explore the history of North Lanarkshire, from its earliest days to the present. There is a special focus on the industrial heritage of the area, with exhibits on coal mining, steelmaking, and textiles. The centre also has a gallery that hosts temporary exhibitions on a variety of topics.

The centre is also home to the archives and local history research room, which is open to visitors who wish to research their local or personal history through our reference, media and archive collections. Microfilm, microfiche readers and PCs are also available for use.

There is a fifth-floor viewing tower, a distinctive feature of the local landscape, from which visitors can see right up and down the Clyde Valley, over to the Campsie Fells and even to Ben Lomond - if the weather permits!

The North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre is a great place to learn about the history of the area and its people. It is also a fun and educational place to visit for families.

Upcoming Events at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

Bookbug at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

Selected dates between 6th January 2024 - 21st December 2024

Free, fun and fantastic! North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre hold Bookbug sessions on Mondays during term time and every Saturday!

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In The Mood Singalong

Selected dates between 26th January 2024 - 28th June 2024

Come along to North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre for a good old fashioned singalong with songs from the 50s and 60s, and some old scots favourites!

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Glitz and Glamour The Golden Age of Cinema in Scotland

25th May 2024 - 17th August 2024

This colourful exhibition at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre showcases artefacts from Scotland's largest cinema collection!

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