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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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Hertfordshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Not to be missed if you are in the area or close by, it's free what more is there to say. I will give it 5 stars only disappointment was the cafe service a bit slow and food not great, but still worth a visit.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great family fun, learning about our history. Friendly staff and a great little gift shop to pick up some little reminders. The walks and play park is fantastic for the kids and you can spend a day here no probs, having a pic nic, going for a stroll and enjoying looking and learning about part of Scotland's history. The great... More

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Troon, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Great place with fantastic staff who go the extra mile. Ian the tram driver, a volunteer no less, was great, especially with families and handicapped visitors. If you're enthusiastic, so are the staff, well done guys! The exhibits are many and varied with activities for children and a great play park. We'll worth a visit!

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