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Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Heritage Way, Coatbridge ML5 1QD, Scotland
+44 1236 856150
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What a Treat

It's been many many years since we last visited Summerlea. What wonderful day! We were there for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Norman R
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
First Class Museum

Having been to Summerlee Museum countless times in the past I decided to take my 3 year old... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jssportart
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Scotland, UK
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
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“tram ride” (70 reviews)
“the cottages” (48 reviews)
“coal mine” (36 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Heritage Way, Coatbridge ML5 1QD, Scotland
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+44 1236 856150
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It's been many many years since we last visited Summerlea. What wonderful day! We were there for about 4 hours and enjoyed it all. Improved layout and packed with interesting exhibits and info Tram ride was £1.60 but otherwise all for free - so great...More

Thank Norman R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Having been to Summerlee Museum countless times in the past I decided to take my 3 year old grandson two weeks ago when there daily activities to coincide with the school holidays. The activity that day was making a starwars themed peg doll. We had...More

Thank Jssportart
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the tram, driver really patient and friendly! Love the mine, two female staff were brilliant, sorry didn't get there names! They were great, had two young kids age 7 with me and the made sure they were ok. Museum really good, loads of hands...More

Thank Kathryn T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great day out, first visit but not the last. Even the fire alarm was fun. Most surprisingly for us was the food an drink is inexpensive and really good. The exhibits were stunning and well presented, I was really impressed to see the Gibbs &...More

Thank Steamy66
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic record of Coatbridge industry, society and life. It is much more than an industrial museum.

Thank snpcoatbridge
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great day out with my elderly parents. My dad was very interested in the steam engines and the exhibition. Take the short tram ride for £1.60 and can use it all day,visit the Miners cottages and see how they lived from 1930s onwards. Visit the...More

Thank Gonnell7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out with my two grandchildren aged 6 & 3. Took a picnic with us, plenty of space and nice park for the kids. They enjoyed the tram and the arts and crafts. Bit of a nuisance getting there from Glasgow because of the...More

Thank AnnD0102
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite a nice museum and they had an 80's exhibition which although a little on the small side was great. A real blast from the past. Overall worth a visit given it's free entry.

Thank barry g
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Husband and I were both "kids of the 80's" - we took our Son and Daughter to Summerlee yesterday to see the Back to the 80's collection and we felt like we were right back there, I could see myself in my childhood room...More

Thank mordoc89
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for families especially at holiday times they have great entertainment for kids. They also have a nice cafe for lunch etc

Thank georginad716
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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
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Nico1527
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
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Lizzymc39
30 May 2016|
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Response from Holly R | Reviewed this property |
It is free but some things like the tram and arts and crafts are a small charge
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