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Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Heritage Way, Coatbridge, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Coatbridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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East Lothian
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Great wee day out at Summerlee today. Staff were so friendly and helpful. Plenty to see and do to keep children and grown ups entertained. Great outside play area and lovely walking on good pushchair-friendly paths. The tram was a very short journey but good fun and the ticket was valid all day. Very interesting museum with some interactive displays.... More

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Perthshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

For someplace so close to the town centre it was surprisingly difficult to find but what a place to visit! We took the grandkids last Saturday and it was really wet so we stayed in the main exhibition hall which was really interesting showing the machinery and industries that were still working not too many years ago. Café excellent and... More

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Eyemouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

Before having a wee break in the Lanark area, we had a trawl through the internet for places to visit and fond Summerlee, - Museum of Scottish Industrial Past. We are really glad that we did. On my trusty mobility scooter, we ventured into reception to inquire if it would fit on the lift into the tram. Having confirmed it... More

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Glasgow
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

Cracking wee trip with the kids to this wee hidden gem. This is why i pay council and income tax. To have facilities like this that are free and are well priced if you do need to buy things. We went at 10am and never left until 1700hrs. Spent £10 what more can I say. Tha faclites are excellent the... More

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

we had a brilliant day out here because of the varied things to do the kids enjoyed the tram so did i and we also loved going down the mine brilliant oplaypark for the kids and a equally good indoor place to see how things were made and how industry cam along in the area full of things to keep... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Good day out for both young and old without having to spend a lot of money. The museum inside shows history of Scotland and allows adults to reflect back and kids the chance to learn a bit if history. The cottages are brilliant and is like travelling back in time. Very educating for the kids allowing them to see all... More

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falkirk
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Had a great day out and it was free.now that's unusual for rip off Britain, great staff, went down the mine shaft. Looked around the cottages from the 1800 hundreds onwards, makes you realise that these people had very little and worked so hard, when I went home I realised that from now on if I don't need it I... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We went to a one-off event but also lolled around the museum. It is a worthwhile visit if you have an interest in industrial history. Quite interactive for kids, too.

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Scotland
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292 reviews 292 reviews
105 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Visited here this morning and arrived around 9.40am when i walked thro the front door 4 members of staff that were standing at the reception desk just starred at me, and never said anything untill i ask if they were opened, for a reply not till 10 Oclock but they were no helping the staff that were running about cleaning... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Had a great day and Jodie in the cafe was great. We spent a long time talking about the evolution of shortbread and the politics of sandwich making. Jodie thank u. You are the elite cafe girl.

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