Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Coatbridge: Hours, Address, Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life Reviews: 4.5/5

Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Eric
Bellshill, UK1 contribution
Brill experience for free !!!
May 2021 • Couples
Brill experience
Brill facility
Brill 2 hours
We both Loved it !!!!
Great cafe n food too 👍🤣
Lovely park at back too
And walk round facility fab too
Written 13 June 2021
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Bonnie
19 contributions
Brilliant museum
Nov. 2020 • Family
Fantastic fun for younger kids, a brilliant museum and lots to see and do outside. A lovely cafe all socially distanced and hand sanitizers everywhere. The only downside is with the current slot system in operation we didn’t actually get an opportunity to see the park and everything there was to see as they close at lunchtime to clean for the afternoon’s visitors. However a good day out and hopefully will get back again soon!
Written 17 November 2020
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Viewlander
Crieff, UK1,120 contributions
Great visit
Nov. 2020 • Family
An old favourite that we revisited. Very safe in strange times and has adapted well. The tram and the old houses appealed very much to our grandson. Lovely staff
Written 13 November 2020
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Eric A
2 contributions
Not your typical museum experience
Jul. 2019
Good day out for all ages tucked away in the heart of 'sunny' coatbridge. Interesting exhibits and lots to see and do within the site. Get an insight into what life was like in and around Monklands when the iron and steelworks were at the forefront of daily life.
Written 12 February 2020
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Hello EricA226 Thank you for taking the time to visit Summerlee and post a positive review. We are always very happy when someone discovers our brilliant museum!
Written 13 February 2020
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Iain S
Lanark, UK300 contributions
Great Insight to History of the Area
Jan. 2020
This museum gives an interesting insight into the history of the area. The main focus is on iron and steel industries in the industrial revolution but it covers much more. You can get tram rides and there is a set up of how the Monklands Canal would have looked - complete with replica iron barge,
Written 31 January 2020
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Hello Iain S Thank you for visiting Summerlee and sharing your experience.
Written 3 February 2020
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FifeMac
Fife105 contributions
Family day out
Jan. 2020
Great place. Lots for all the family to do and learn. The old houses throughout the decades brought back lots of memories. The site is of great historical interest. Lots of interactive things for the kids. The grandkids loved the trip on the tram. Cafe really nice and very reasonable priced also lots of picnic areas if you prefer to take your own snacks. Well worth a visit.
Written 5 January 2020
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Ann C
Airdrie, UK116 contributions
Step back in time
Aug. 2019
Great day out to see lots of attractions and things from the past ,very nostalgic .Great cafe too with nice snacks and soups .Well wprth a visit and also has swing park too
Written 30 November 2019
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SwordMaiden
Newton Abbot, UK536 contributions
Informative and Impressive
Oct. 2019 • Friends
We visited here whilst staying with a friend in Coatbridge, so were lucky to have an introduction to the site as we walked down to it.
Industrial heritage evokes grim dusty boring exhibits, but both the exterior and interior exhibitions are fascinating. Amazing that entrance is free and the small charges made for the tram rides and mine exhibition are worth it. Enjoyed the tour round the mine, and then going to see the miners' cottages. The one from the 1980's got us going as it brought back our childhoods - Eternal Beau china anyone?
A decent cafe provides a good refreshment stop as you come back in before going off round the well thought out internal exhibitions. Nicely sliced up to present different aspects of life and work in an industrial setting with thoughtful interactive games or short films to watch

Written 14 November 2019
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Hello SwordMaiden Thank you for your kind review of the museum - I hope Summerlee has changed your view of industrial museums!
Written 15 November 2019
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ItsCaffers
Glasgow, UK25 contributions
Excellent
Nov. 2019 • Business
Excellent place. Lovely cafe and interesting pieces on display. The cottages are very well done. Highly recommended.
Written 5 November 2019
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Hello ItsCaffers Thank you very much for your kind review. I hope that you will visit again soon.
Written 6 November 2019
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Deiffenbecker
Garstang, Lancashire17 contributions
Really Interesting - and it's Free !
Oct. 2019
Looking for something to do on a wet day around Glasgow we found what sounds a little dull, the Museum of Scottish Industrial Life. How wrong we were. With lots to see inside, or outside, this is a really educational yet engaging site. From the working tram and large industrial items outside, or the walk to the cottages, where rooms are set out to represent working homes from the 1800's though to the 1980's, right through to a near overdose of information inside where there are numerous interesting displays on many industries that operated in and around Coatbridge, plus other elements from working life's such as school, shops etc.In the end there was actually too much, as my brain feared meltdown. But this is a good thing, because it can be visited again and again. There are areas outside for children to play, plus a shop and cafe, so a lot of bases are covered. I really cannot believe it is free to visit. A massive thumbs up to the museums supporters, Coatbridge and Scotland for this place.
Written 2 November 2019
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Hello Deiffenbecker Thank you for visiting the museum and for taking the time to explore all that is on offer. I hope that your lovely review encourages others to visit. Hopefully we will see you again soon -we have a some fun Christmas activities on in December.
Written 4 November 2019
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