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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  • A fabulous museum site that is free to visit. Situated on the site of a former ironworks the museum exhibits artefacts from the industrial past of the area as well as social history. You can view the ...  more »
  • Glasgow and the west of Scotland's industrial heritage relied on location, via the Clyde and the tobacco/cotton/sugar trade, resources from Lanarkshires coal and iron reserves, education following the...  more »
  • Having come from a metallurgical and Ironmaking background, I found this fascinating and it was also very educational and interesting for my two grand daughters.  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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