Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Coatbridge

Focusing on the Monklands area, Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life features the social and industrial history of Central Scotland. You will experience the Monkland Canal, an operating boat shop, an archaeological excavation of 1830s ironworks, a coal mine, and much more. All ages are sure to enjoy the interactive exhibits here, too, such as the reconstructed miners' cottages and mine. The indoor and outdoor museum features an electric tramway that provides transport around the site. Before you leave, check out the gift shop and play area for children, or stop by the cafe to grab some refreshments. Special events are also occasionally offered. By using our Coatbridge road trip planning site , you can arrange your visit to Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life and other attractions in Coatbridge.
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  • I went here with my dad and we were really impressed by the exhibitions and level of detail. Highlights included the miners row, the Vulcan boat and the photos and memorabilia of Coatbridge's past. I ...  more »
  • We have enjoyed a couple of visits to Beamish and didn't realise we had this similar museum locally until it was recommended by a friend. A lot of really interesting industrial exhibits housed in a pu...  more »
  • Very interesting visit. Well worth it. Thoroughly enjoyed wandering around and looking back at our history. Cafe was really good too to round our day off. Excellent for those with children.  more »
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  • A great free museum which will be loved by children and adults alike. I enjoy the interactive features and displays but just the fact that the machines are moving and making noises are great. Round the back the mine exhibition and the old houses through the years are a great touch. And of course a working tram to take you between the two bits. Big play area for the kids too. Great stuff.
  • A wonderful place to visit with special events often throughout the year. Reasonably priced cafe and an excellent museum. Lovely atmosphere and welcoming staff.
  • Good museum with lots to see. Needs a decent website. Trams weren't running today so can't give them 5 stars.
  • Great place to spend day in. Lots of things to do and see. Play park was especially good at back for kids. Bring pack lunch as Cafe can be busy in summer . Good disability access too !
  • Fantastic museum for kids, I really hope there is a good maintenance budget especially or the outdoor exhibits and gardens, the are in good nick ate moment but could become tired if not kept on top of

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