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Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

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Address: Heritage Way, Coatbridge, Scotland
Phone Number: 01236856150
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We visited with young children and had a superb time with no admission charge! The museum was brilliant with lots of interactive elements. We had a break in the cafe and noticed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We visited with young children and had a superb time with no admission charge! The museum was brilliant with lots of interactive elements. We had a break in the cafe and noticed the tram and decided to give it a try. It was a negligible charge for the tram and the driver was great and really informative. He told us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A superb collection of artefacts relating to Scotland's industrial heritage and the people who made it happen – although the relevance to Scotland's heritage of the old Düsseldorf tram that runs through the site is lost on me. It is very easy to spend several hours here, and entrance is free. There are unfortunate signs of neglect and decay; for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Me & my partner visited today just the 2 of us no kids so slightly dubious as to how much there would be to do but we were very surprised! We had such a great day out! The tour down the mine is a must! (well unless you're scared of the dark a lot!) It's a walking short tour &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Have wanted to visit this attraction for a while and finally got there yesterday . What an amazing place - so much to do indoors and out; from the trip down the mine to all the exhibits in the hall. The tram ride to the cottages by the canal and the little video on the Vulcan iron barge were most... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Always a good day out with the kids at Summerlee Museum. My kids are 4 and 7 and they enjoy pretty much everything especially going down the mine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

My kids love going to summerlee as there is loads of things to do with a great park. Could spend hours in the park. would definitely go back and highly recommend.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We visit here quite alotas we stay local. Its great here, for both adults and kids, theres plenty to do especially during the school holidays, activities to keep the kids happy.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A very good place to visit. Lots to see and do. Easy access on the level with the most diverse range of exhibits and on site activities. Staff are friendly, helpful and cheerful. This is one of the best venues to see, and it is free. Little lad told me I would have to leave as the museum was closing,... More 

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Shotts, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Summerlee is a great day out for all the family, young and old. It brings back good memories of years gone by and also has a great play area for the kids.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Wasn't sure what to expect when my husband suggested a trip to Summerlee as many attractions are aimed at families with young children and mine are grown up. Needn't have worried though. Lots to see and do for people of all ages both indoor(Scottish weather being unpredictable) and outdoors, including canal walks and the miners cottages. Highlight was a FREE... More 

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