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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A great, low cost day out. There is so much for all ages to do here. New outdoor exhibition next to tram track. Museum is free and full of interactive exhibits. Small free for the tram but we'll worth a trip. The old houses and coal mine give a real flavour of the olden days.

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Coatbridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a great day out for all of the family. My granddaughter loved the tram ride and was fascinated by all of the machinery inside the main area. It has also got a really good outdoor area with lots to entertain children

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Hamilton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Free entry including tour down the mine. Small charge for the trams but you can ride all day. Something for everyone, lots of interesting exhibits, large play park for all ages, walks along the canal and a very reasonable cafe. Staff are all very friendly and knowledgeable. All in all a great day out and well worth revisiting.

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Hertfordshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is a free day out, you have to pay if you want to go on the tram but it's only £1 per person. The little houses that are looking at the different styles through the years are interesting and the museum is good to look around.

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The grandchildren loved the tram ride and the trip down the mine. I loved reminiscing in all the old miners houses, The tram is the only thing you pay for and it's well worth the £1 each. The outdoor play area has something for all ages. The cafe prices are reasonable but there are benches outside if you take a... More

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glasgow
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55 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

this museum is a bit out of the way from glasgow - although there are regular trains and you can easily drive here along the M8. I think the museum would be far better if there were some tour guides or even some floor markings to follow so that it made more sense to people not familiar with the central... More

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durham uk
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33 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This museum is fantastic...and FREE! We visited on a very miserable, rainy day. We were delighted with the layout and many, many exhibits on display. In particular, I found the iron and steel industry part fascinating as I grew up in Consett where the biggest employer in the area was Consett IronCompany, which unfortunately closed in the early 80's. The... More

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My partner and I had been meaning to visit here for the last few months and finally got around to it today. We were pleasantly surprised with what we found. The main exhibition hall has lots of interactive displays and lots of machinery as well as memoribilia from a by gone age. We had a little stop over at the... More

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

when visiting family in Airdrie my wife and I (60 PLUS VAT) had a free day to drive around and see some of the sites from days gone by . we visited the Summerlee Museum on the site of what was Coatbridge train station. When I left school 1963 my first job was in the Imperial tube works . My... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is really great day out for all the family to enjoy, especially in the good weather where picnics can be had on tables beside a great swingpark for the kids. Very interesting exhibits inside and out, good reasonably priced cafe, helpful staff, and the short trip on the tram has not to be missed. This takes you about 400... More

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