Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Last Updated on February 17, 2024 by Suzy

Things to do at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life review

The Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life is located in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. It has 20 acres of outdoor space to explore and with free admission, it is a great family day out.

It is situated on the site of the Victorian Summerlee Iron Works and the former Hydrocon Crane factory. The museum depicts Lanarkshire’s contribution to engineering, mining, steelworking, waving and farming. It also shows the lives of the people of the area and includes interactive displays. There are also several steam locomotives on display, preserved carriages and a short working heritage tram line.

In the grounds, there are two scheduled monuments, a large children’s play area and outdoor exhibits. There is also Miner’s Row which shows typical workers’ homes from the 1880s to the 1980s. There is even a sweet shop selling old-fashioned sweets and there is a 1940s house which has a wartime garden and an Anderson shelter. There is even Scotland’s only working heritage tramway which you can take a ride on. Not only that the museum is free to visit.

FAQ and Further Information Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving food and drinks.

What are the main things to do?

Museum with interactive exhibits, steam engines, a working tramway, a children’s play area, miners’ row houses and more. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*FREEu003cbru003e*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE – they are free to visit.

Is there parking?

There is parking an approx 10-minute walk away.

When are they open?

They are open daily almost all year round. For up-to-date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Only assistance dogs are permitted.

Are they accessible?

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