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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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EXCELLENT MUSEUM WITH LOTS TO SEE AND IT'S FREE!

We attended an event here and spent a good few hours happily wandering around the museum. There is plenty to see and the displays especially in the main building are very well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We attended an event here and spent a good few hours happily wandering around the museum. There is plenty to see and the displays especially in the main building are very well presented. Older folk will find plenty to reminisce about whilst there are hands on things for the kids to check out. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We visited on Saturday April 18th and it was a beautiful sunny day. We have been here a few times before and this visit did not disappoint. The areas are well kept and the staff are professional but friendly. There were many people there but it felt roomy due to the vastest of the halls. Outdoor areas are clean and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Visited today. Plnty of parking. Very good displays and plenty of gadgets for children to play and learn. Good outside with dated cottages to visit an old coop shop and a coal mine. The entry is free. A small charge buys a day ticket on the old trams. There is a large play area. A cafe for snacks, sandwiches, soup,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my first visit to Summerlee. The exhibits were interactive and there was plenty to do for young and old alike - from trying on costumes from different eras, to a trip on a tram car and visiting a boat on the canal. I would highly recommend this as a place for families and children at heart :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Spent a super morning here with my daughter and granddaughter. Interesting place, and my granddaughter got to paint a butterfly and make a pot and plant a sunflower. She's five and loved it. There is a super park for all ages too. Wasn't busy when we arrived around 10.30 but it got busier at lunch time, but that didn't detract... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Really good attraction and cheap. Lots to do for both adults and children. Would recommend the bygone days house exhibit which shows houses from the 1800s up till the 1980s, very interesting.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Terrible place on a bank holiday. Esp if you want to sit in car for more than time spent in the place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We had a great afternoon out here. staff are really friendly and informative, Café is very reasonable and snacks are tasty. lots to see here and a lot of information is laid out for the visitors. you will find a working tram, a small tour down mock mines and some miners cottages and even a playground for kids all beside... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We live close to the home of the Neilson's of Summerlee and dropped in again to see how they made their reputation and wealth following a visit many years ago before the upgrade. We were very impressed by the quality and breadth of the artefacts on display and on the interpretation materials. The usual number of interactive's that didn't work... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Great place for children and adults. Main building easy to get around. Great outdoor place as well with working tram, loved the houses each house is set up differently so you can see how 'home life' changed overtime.

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