Summerlee Heritage Park
Summerlee Heritage Park
Summerlee Heritage Park's 22 Acres form one of Scotland's foremost industrial heritage visitor attractions. Graded 4-stars by the Scottish Tourist Board, and a registered museum it is situated around the site of the 19th Century Summerlee Ironworks and a restored section of a branch of the Monklands Canal. Summerlee operates the only electric tramway, offering rides on both modern and Edwardian open-topped trams. Fares for 2002/03 are 75p for an adult and 40p for a child. A ticket is valid for the whole of the day of issue. There is also a huge undercover exhibition hall with working machinery period settings and displays from the collections. There is also a fine Compton Cinema Organ which is played at concerts given by members of the Scottish Cinema Organ Trust. And don't forget the mine tour! Summerlee has re-constructed a traditional 'Miners Row' which shows off the domestic conditions of the mining family from the 1840's to the 1960's. Just by the cottages is the Summerlee Coal Company pithead site, complete with recreated addit mine (a mine entered by a slope from ground level, not a shaft) that shows off the cramped and damp conditions in which the miners worked. Tours are free but may have to be booked on arrival during busy spells. Summerlee also has a separate exhibition gallery showing a programme of temporary exhibitions, tearoom and gift shop. There is also a meeting room which is available for hire.
Museum, Heritage site, Historic house or home, Industrial heritage site, Transport heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site
Monday - Sunday:
10.00 am – 5.00 pm during summer
10.00 am – 4.00 pm during winter
All groups, school and nursery parties please call 01236 431261 in advance to book a visit.
Summerlee has disabled access however some areas within the site would cause a problem due to cobbled paving. Disabled toilets are also available.
Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Industry, Land Transport, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History
- 17 May 2014 11am-3pm
An event for photographers and novices alike - come along and see what you can do with your photos and a little imagination! In a joyous celebration of all things photographic, try your hand at street art photography, have your period portrait taken or make your very own bookmark to take home. This and much more to tantalise your photographical tastebuds!
Free (there will be a small charge for some activities)