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Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Coatbridge

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Home to working machinery and interactive displays, Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life explores Coatbridge's role in mining and the production of iron and steel in the 19th century.

Nestled in Coatbridge, known affectionately as Scotland’s industrial ‘heartland’, the Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life is built on the site of the old Summerlee iron works. During the 19th century, the town of Coatbridge became a major centre for mining and the production of iron and steel, a legacy that continues today and is celebrated throughout the displays, exhibitions and interactive activities available at the museum.

Now a modern, thriving visitor attraction, a day out at Summerlee can involve perusing the interactive displays, learning about local and social history, a ride on the tram or a trip down the mine.

The Summerlee Engineering Pavilion offers the opportunity for a close-up look at an impressive collection of large-scale engineering equipment, and the main exhibition hall is home to displays and working machinery, including a huge winding engine from the former Cardowan Colliery.


Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Free to all

Heritage Way, Coatbridge, ML5 1QD

01236 638460

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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 16:45.

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 museums@culturenl.co.uk to cancel.

We ask that visitors follow all government advice.

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