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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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Finally got around to visiting this museum, I used to live a 2minute walk from it. With working exhibits it brought back memories of My Dad coming home from the steelworks, there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Finally got around to visiting this museum, I used to live a 2minute walk from it. With working exhibits it brought back memories of My Dad coming home from the steelworks, there was also a exhibit upstairs showing work by two local artists, As it was a wet winters day had a great plate of hot soup in the cafe.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Who knew there was so much to Coatbridge's industrial past? A lot of interesting exhibits, both indoor and outdoor, will easily keep you engrossed for an hour or more. The miner's cottages are a revelation of how working class people back then made do with cramped space and few possessions. The entire site is fascinating stroll through time.

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Thank Frances_JD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Easy to find with plenty of parking spaces.Inside and outside displays with an old tramcar to ride on and plenty more to see and do.

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Thank Robert M
Coatbridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Informative and entertaining with plenty for the kids. Best on a dry day as there is loads to do outside.

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Thank Chris R
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Great museum, lots to do for the kids, indoors and outdoors at the playpark. Cafe is ok. Make sure to take a trip on the old tram up to the cottages for a tour round.

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Thank KT_132015
Coatbridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Summerlee is great taking kids to they have fun and game on different times and nice to go around Good for chatting with friends and family nice to take picnic when the weather lovely and nice and Clean it also has a cafe in it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This is a great place to take the kids if you have not been before & see all the museum pieces. You can also take the kids on the tram for a wee run round the museum

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Thank James M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Fab day out for all the family. My 4year old loves it here so many things to keep u going. Theirs boat, museum, tram, houses from different years, Coal mine, park lots more to do. Uve got dress up part, painting area so much to do. Up stairs in museum has different things on. My grandparents love it here blast... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

A fun and free museum with a nice café. There is a tram ride which is reasonably priced and you can go down a mine, see lots of old machinery and some trains etc.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Found this place by accident via Google - and really glad we did. Had a great time at Summerlee - a ride on a tram, trip down a (recreation of a) coal mine, a walk along the canal in the sunshine - and it's got a pretty good playground too. The museum itself has some good exhibits, although watch out... More 

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