Museums and galleries across the UK are subject to temporary closures. Those that remain open have safety measures in place, please remember to check venue guidelines before visiting.

Enjoy a festive day out for a family of four or six including a magical train ride, visit to Santa's workshop, gift & more!

A magical Christmas experience - bring your family to Santa’s Magical Express at Summerlee Museum, with tickets for a family of four or six available.

Receive a Santa hat prior to boarding Santa’s Magical Express train and travel through the grounds of the museum, stopping briefly at Santa’s workshop for a mini show. See him getting ready for Christmas Eve, while the elves hand out presents to the children on the train and watch out for The Grinch! He’ll be grumbling his way through the grounds, throwing sweeties as you pass.

Summerlee Museum is rated a 4* attraction by Visit Scotland and the perfect setting for an unforgettable family day out. Brought to you by Forum Events

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Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Heritage Way, Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, ML5 1QD

01236 638460


Opening times

Temporarily closed

We welcome back all our visitors but have made some changes for your safety.

  • Face coverings must be worn at all times indoors, this includes the shops, cafe and tram.
  • Trace and Protect in place. You must provide a name and contact number for your visit.
  • The museum has Visit Scotland Good to Go acreditation.
  • A one way system in operation in exhibition spaces, please follow the signs.
  • The mine is currently closed.
  • Tramway is operational but limited tickets.
  • Cafe is open for take away, out door seating available.
  • Open Wednesday to Sunday.
  • Changing place and toilets in Exhibition Hall open with regular cleaning.
  • Entry tickets are valid for date and times listed only. No re-entry.
  • From 14 September 2020 the Scottish Government has stated only up to six people aged 12 + from two households may meet outdoors/indoors. Please adhere to this when booking and meeting at the museum.

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