Summerlee Museum of Industrial Life

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Summerlee interprets the social and industrial history of Central Scotland, and in particular the Monklands area, formerly the ‘Iron Burgh’.

Displays feature historic machinery in daily operation as well as reconstructed domestic environments. An electric tramway provides transport round the site, giving access to a restored section of the Monkland Canal, an operating boatshop, tram depot, steam cranes, railway locomotives, an archaeological excavation of 1830’s ironworks, and a coal mine.

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site, Museum, Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

Monday - Sunday:
10.00 am – 5.00 pm during summer
10.00 am – 4.00 pm during winter

Admission charges

Admission free

All groups, school and nursery parties please call 01236 431261 in advance to book a visit.

Additional info

Summerlee has disabled access however some areas within the site would cause a problem due to cobbled paving. Disabled toilets are also available.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Industry, Land Transport, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History

Summerlee Museum of Industrial Life
Heritage Way




01236 638460

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