Summerlee Heritage Park

Summerlee Heritage Park
Heritage Way
Coatbridge
Glasgow
Strathclyde
ML5 1QD
Scotland

Website

www.northlan.gov.uk/leisure+and+tourism/museums+and+heritage/summerlee+heritage+park/index.html

E-mail

museums@northlan.gov.uk

Telephone

01236 431261

Fax

01236 440429

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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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site, Historic house or home, Industrial heritage site, Transport heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural 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

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