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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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Lots of things to do seethe past though the ages can be cheap if money is important we spent only 3 pound that's right and that was for a tram trip you can use all day as to enter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Moreton, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lots of things to do seethe past though the ages can be cheap if money is important we spent only 3 pound that's right and that was for a tram trip you can use all day as to enter is FREE you can spend a few hours and plenty of fun for the kids

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

If you have an interest+, worked in; or family involvement in heavy industry; boiler making/steel production/mining etc. then Summerlee Museum may be up your street. If you have any connection with Lanarkshire's industrial past then it may be worth a visit. If, like me, you have no connection then this could be a day better spent pursuing your own interests.... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Visited several times over the last 10 years or so, this museum has improved greatly, the staff are always willing to offer help and information, the displays are very informative, local history could not be shown in a better way

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Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Fantastic depiction of our industrial past. We need to be aware of what the industrial life was like and this is an excellent example. Educational and fun for all ages. Congratulations to the Scottish Government for keeping it free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Was an excellent day out kids and myself n hubby went down a real mine! On a tram kids aw what our living rooms looks liked in the 40s, 50s 60s 70s 80s 90 etc there's a park a nice walk way. And even better day out was FREE!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Hey what a great day out went last Sunday, took us three hours to get there but well worth it. Really interesting for adults and my boys aged 10 &12 loved it too. It made us truly appreciate the hard lives that the miners had. We went down the makeshift mine and it was soo well done! The cottages are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Kids and big kids love this museum. As a miners daughter I love reading about my Dads dangerous job. My grandsons love the space, the hands on exhibits, the outside space, play areas and trams. The food is good too.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I never knew about this place until recently, but my sons and I visited last month and were blown away by the quality and variety in this place. From working industrial machinery to canal boats woodland walks and a huge playpark, you can easily spend a whole day here. We particularly liked the cottages where each room is done up... More 

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Coatbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

A very interesting time to be had see,hear and feel the past . It has something for everyone ; trains,steel,coal,old cottages,trams,. You can even ride on working trams (small charge ) Admission is still free,that's amazing considering the quality and condition of exhibits. When we went we even went down a replica mine (quite realistic ! ) Don't forget the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Fantastic day out no matter the weather. Lots to keep our one year old entertained. Facilities clean and child friendly. Great play park and tram ride is great fun. Best of all it's free.

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