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Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Address: Heritage Way, Coatbridge, Scotland
Phone Number: 01236856150
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Museums
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Type: History museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Coatbridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I am Coatbridge born and bred . I have seen a lot of the original heavy engineering works, and being an ex signalman in the 1950/1960 I saw a lot of the railways. It was great to see the 'Singlend ' as it was my first house in Easton Place, Whifflet in 1960. I recently showed a friend from India... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What an experience well worth a visit for a family day out swings for the kids a big playground and going back in time wonderful

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Scotland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've been with my husband and kids a few times it's an enjoyable day out all the better if it's dry. I especially like seeing what houses looked like through the decades.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great museum of industry and industrial machines . Great little tram service takes you to visit some small old houses and old mine. Great for kids to learn . Great value as free to visit and if you enjoy just put a donation in the money box. Good cafe too. Small museum but very good - main exhibits are indoors... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I visited this museum a little while ago but i had a really good day. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys stepping back in time

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Cheshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This museum is free. It's informative. The guy on the tram is very knowledgeable on the history of the migration across Scotland. The mine is an eye opener to how lucky we are today.

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Coatbridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

We go here at least 2 times a year when were at a loose end and yet every time we do we seem to experience something new every time

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone from 18 - 80+. It kept the engineer in the family happy, the one interested in social history happy, and everyone else happy. That was only visiting the Great Hall, we need another visit to do the tram, the miners cottages etc. The café was very reasonably priced, and entrance is free. Toilet facilities... More 

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Glasgow
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8 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We visited summerlee with my 15 month old daughter. It was free entry and £1 per adult for the tram. The exhibition area is very child friendly and my daughter enjoyed it. The mine is not suitable for young children so unable to review. The cottages were good but the staff there weren't as friendly. Would be great to return... More 

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Caerleon, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Summerlee is a lot better now since its had a lot of investment. This attraction is free but there is a small charge to go on the tram, £1 per person I think. There is the industrial museum and at the bottom there are the miners houses. These are all done in different time periods showing you how things have... More 

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