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.

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Upcoming Events at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Summerlee Museum Jubilee Celebrations 1952 - 2022

Summerlee Museum Jubilee Celebrations 1952 - 2022

2nd June 2022 - 5th June 2022

Summerlee Museum are planning a whole range of activities between Thursday 2nd and Sunday 5th June to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee!
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Scottish Opera Pop-up Opera Tour

Scottish Opera Pop-up Opera Tour

18th June 2022

Scottish Opera's Pop-up Opera is back with three brilliant half-hour shows for audiences of all ages at Summerlee Museum on Saturday 18th June!
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Summerlee Museum Model Railway Show

Summerlee Museum Model Railway Show

18th June 2022 - 19th June 2022

The annual Summerlee Model Railway Show is being held on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June, come along and see model railway layouts, model vehicles and more!
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Glitz and Glamour The Golden Age of Cinema in Scotland

Glitz and Glamour The Golden Age of Cinema in Scotland

30th June 2022 - 23rd October 2022

This colourful exhibition at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life showcases artefacts from Scotland's largest cinema collection!
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