Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Coatbridge
(4.6/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to visit Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Coatbridge attractions using our Coatbridge trip itinerary planner.
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Reviews
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  • I took my two kids, almost 2 and 4, and found it to be a very worthwhile visit. We were there for a couple of hours and didn't see it all. It's not of the scale of the transport museum in the city cen...  more »
  • This is a brilliant day out for the kids with the tram taking you to the mining pits and the homes they lived in and it's free only pay a small amount for the tram 
  • I had seen this from the train, and thought it might be ok for a visit with grandchildren. When we got there it was free, so thought it might be a quick day visit, but I was really surprised to see al...  more »
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  • Great for young and old lots to see and do.love the houses from each year going way back brilliant.also a working tram on site to.also a cafe for a pit stop n refuel.we will be back.
  • A great day out, lots to see and do. I was there with Adult learners and was very impressed with the staff all of whom made us feel very welcome. The guides were very knowledgeable about all aspects of life and work for the miners and their families. Well worth a visit, an inexpensive day out for all the family!
  • It was one of the best days a had out with my mum and Dad an a we trip down memory lane for them an my dad running about with a hirdy giddy an a spinning Perrier an going on the trams to the miners cottages great memories miss uses lots M&D Always here but never forgotten 🌹💞💖Xx
  • A 'must see' visitor attraction in North Lanarkshire. Entry is free with a modest ticket charge for both all-day tram rides and a trip down the mine shaft. There is a treasure trail app you can download to give you an activity to complete as you wander round.
  • Been before many years ago but heard it had been renovated, very interesting for those who love big machines...