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Address: Heritage Way, Coatbridge ML5 1QD, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1236 856150
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A walk round the industrial past

I have been to the museum a couple of times in recent years and have enjoyed both visits. Lots to see from the industrial past, well layerd out and interesting for all age groups.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been to the museum a couple of times in recent years and have enjoyed both visits. Lots to see from the industrial past, well layerd out and interesting for all age groups.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my two kids, almost 2 and 4, and found it to be a very worthwhile visit. We were there for a couple of hours and didn't see it all. It's not of the scale of the transport museum in the city centre, but given its relatively low profile I was really impressed. We'll definitely be back to revisit... More 

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a brilliant day out for the kids with the tram taking you to the mining pits and the homes they lived in and it's free only pay a small amount for the tram

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had seen this from the train, and thought it might be ok for a visit with grandchildren. When we got there it was free, so thought it might be a quick day visit, but I was really surprised to see all they had to offer. There is a huge hall with lots to do, including interesting stuff for the... More 

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a few hours wandering about taking in all the exhibits, displays are fairly well maintained only problem was the earphones on some of the exhibits did not work. We took the tram down the line to the miners cottages, the tram driver was a volunteer and was most helpful as the step was a bit high and I needed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Great day out with the kids. Foc except for the tram and mine. Museum is really interesting and has a varied range of items. Area to eat for pack lunches as well which is indoors. Worth a visit. Mine really interesting and the old street which has a great old fashioned sweet shop.

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West Calder, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Lots to do and see, loved the different era's in the houses. Lots for the male in your family with lots of hands on activity for everyone.

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Coatbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Great place to visit for the whole family, the museum has working machines, many of them interactive, you can go down a mine, ride on a tram and visit workers cottages each laid out to represent a different era in domestic life. Doesn't sound all that great, but actually it's fascinating. And, what's more, it's free (though you need to... More 

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Larkhall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

So nice to have this step back in time to see so many familiar machines especially the winding engine drum from Cardowan colliery. Loads for dads to tell their kids about and well worth a visit.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

An enjoyable day out for anyone interested in Scotland's industrial past. Everyone from Canals, railways to coal mining. Good outdoor displays, however the new display hall contains plenty interesting artefacts and a nice cafe if the weather isn't too nice outside. Remember to go on the mine tour, I didn't know about this till I got here.

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