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

September Weekend at Summerlee

September Weekend at Summerlee

23rd September 2018 - 24th September 2018
Summerlee Museum are holding a range of family activities over the September Weekend as part of the First World War centenary commemorations.
Photography Workshops - Painting with Light

Photography Workshops - Painting with Light

23rd September 2018
Learn more about night photography and the wonderful art of 'light painting' on a Photography Workshop with David Gilliver at Summerlee Heritage Park!
Summerlee Hallowe’en Fun Day

Summerlee Hallowe’en Fun Day

28th October 2018
Come along to Summerlee Museum in fancy dress on Sunday 28th October for spooky storytelling, face painting, crafts and more!

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