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Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Heritage Way, Coatbridge ML5 1QD, Scotland
+44 1236 856150
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Summerlee a great place to visit with or without children.

Summerlee is a great place to visit. I've taken my children there many times as its free, has a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The old steel town in memory

A great exhibit of the towns steel town heritage showing what was poo produced and how it was done... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Coatbridge, United Kingdom
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Heritage Way, Coatbridge ML5 1QD, Scotland
+44 1236 856150
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Summerlee is a great place to visit. I've taken my children there many times as its free, has a great outside play area and a museum with a cafe if it rains. There is a tram ride for 50 pence and you can pay to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great exhibit of the towns steel town heritage showing what was poo produced and how it was done combined with examples of the way people lived in the hay day of steel production and the way folk entertained themselves - old cottages and a...More

Thank statsus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was great, not very expensive although I would say don't bother with the tram, we paid £6.40 for an "all day" ticket but actually the tram takes you about 200 feet then you either need to get off or just go back, apparently there is...More

Thank kimrhi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit here, didn’t know what to expect, was thinking Beamish but Summerlee is not as big and is free to enter. Summerlee is as it says dedicated to Scottish Industrial Life, there is a lot of old heavy engineering equipment on show around the...More

1  Thank Douglas E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great day out for the kids! Educational and fun! Amazing to look back at how hard our grandparents had it! The little cottages at the back were brilliant and the sweetie shop with all the old favourites is a class touch!

Thank stuadams
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out lots to do and not expensive Inside there's lots to look at and do for kids aswell as all the historic thinhs to look at there's is playable with left etc different things for the kids to try Outside the play park...More

Thank emma m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

came here not knowing what to expect, and me my wife and kids really enjoyed it, Museum had lots of interesting and interactive activities the cafe had good food at a fair price good gift shop was well stocked, free to get in and £1.60...More

Thank smartcamper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Museum had lots of interesting and interactive activities. Lots to do inside and outside. Didn’t know much about the industry but found out loads. We visited on what started as a wet day and did the inside exhibits and had lunch in the cafe. Cafe...More

Thank Lynne H
Reviewed 13 October 2017

An excellant p;lace to visit, ideal for children and adults. Free entry with lots to see and do. Cafe available serving basic snacks at reasonable prices. Most of exhibits are within covered areas so weather no problem, includes Drift coal mine, miners cottages from different...More

Thank alexmS7242LG
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Easy to dismiss a museum as boring and not the sort of place to visit, but this is different it's not all display cabinets with lots of objects its big chunks of machinery and working mining equipment together with cottages set in different periods it's...More

Thank MrCB56
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Christine T
4 October 2017|
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Response from Jssportart | Reviewed this property |
Central is only a few hundred yards from the Gates of Summerlee. Depending where you live sunnyside is the busiest station with several trains an hour from Glagow and Edinburgh. Sumerlee is directly across from Sunnyside... More
Jim M
5 March 2017|
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Response from TheSummerleeMuseum | Property representative |
The platform is not suitable for visitors to stand on (its behind a fence for that reason) but if you go to the mine area you can see our locos and also wave at the Scotrail trains which pass every 10 minutes or so. As the... More
4 June 2016|
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Response from Viviana D | Reviewed this property |
Yes the museum is wheelchair accessible on a flat site. Entry is free. You only pay to ride on the tram. A 7 year old would enjoy the machines and story of coal industry. There is a good cafe and a children's play area... More