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Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Address: Heritage Way, Coatbridge, Scotland
Phone Number: 01236856150
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Coatbridge
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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English first
Coatbridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW 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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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110 reviews 110 reviews
8 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Coatbridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The kids love the play park and all old relics in the cottages ,well worth a visit.the age of some relics go back to our grans days and beforehand , from the 18th century ,and the old ironworks are really interesting to look at and explore the history.

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Perth, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This free museum is huge. There are outdoor displays as well as a huge exhibition hall. We ad a ridee on an old tram (there are several vintages and a small fee applies). Looked through the old house set up from 1890 to 1980, had an insight into nwhat the miners experienced undeground and wandered around the ruins before warming... More 

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133 reviews 133 reviews
26 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Where to start? Well despite Coatbridge not being a mecca for visitors I had a work reason for visiting two months ago. Thank goodness as it is one of the best trips I've had with my grandchildren(9 and 6). It was wet and not too warm for 31 December but we walked down past out door engineering and sawmill exhibits... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I only live a short journey from the heritage park and visit it several times a year, there is a Carpark close by and admission is free which is great,you can spend the full day walking around with no need to hurry and miss things out.They have exhibitions going in a certain times of the year vintage cars, steam engines,... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

summerlee is a place you dont want t o miss especially if youve got kids the main hall is filled with a lot of our past industries the like of which have disappeared from our present day lives then take a tram ride to the old street where you can see how we lived from the early1800s to the 1960s... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Today's extreme-sandwich-eating experience was on the Dusseldof-Krefeld tram located in the grounds of the Summerlee Industrial Museum in Coatbridge. The tram took me to the pit (a mock-up) where I got a guided tour. Just me. The mine might just be a mock-up but it was real enough to require the wearing of a hard hat, and dark and dank... More 

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