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A special guided tour to coincide with the COP26 Conference in Glasgow.

Summerlee staff will take visitors on a special tour of Summerlee focussing on the iron and coal industries in Coatbridge and the impact the town, and the wider industrial revolution, had on climate change.

The tour will use the archaeological site of the Summerlee Ironworks as well as exhibits in the main display to develop an understanding of emissions levels during the Victorian era. A visit to the social history displays, such as the miner’s cottages, will help develop an understanding of how Victorian lifestyles interacted with polluting industries.

Tour lasts around one hour and involves walking around the site. Visitors should wear flat shoes and clothing suitable for the weather on the day, as some of the tour will be outdoors.


Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Heritage Way, Coatbridge, ML5 1QD

01236 638460


Opening times

Mon-Sun – visiting slots available every 15 minutes between the following times: 10:00am to 15:45pm

All visitors to leave at the end of their time slot to allow the safe flow of visitors in the museum. The museum gate closes at 15:45.

Face coverings must be worn by all visitors over 5-years in line with government advice. This includes children's classes.

If you cannot attend, please email to cancel.

We ask that visitors follow all government advice.

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