Exhibitions at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

1950s web stuffThe 1950s: Having It So Good!

26 May – 26 August

A must see family exhibition for lovers of all things kitsch and retro.

Take in the style of the fabulous fifties – from fashion and homeware to music, food, cars, toys and games. Dress up in the latest ‘New Look’ fashion and dance to the beat of the rock and roll generation. Hands-on games also feature, including a Muffin the Mule floor puzzle and craft activities.

Family activities at weekends and during school holidays, as well as reminiscence sessions for adult groups are available. Primary schools can also book for the ‘When Gran was a Girl’ workshops. For more information, please call 01236 638352.


50s Day

Monday 29 May

11am – 4pm

Free Entry (* charges apply for some activities)

Come along for some family nostalgia with vintage games, dress up and arts & crafts. Featuring Grease Sing Along screening at 2pm.


Tea Dance

Thursday 22 June

1.30pm – 3.30pm

£5 per person (includes refreshments)

Dance the evening away with live music from John Findlay and enjoy some light refreshments. Places are limited so please book in advanced.


1950s Sing Along

Friday 2 & Thursday 15 June

1.30pm – 3pm

£2.50 per person (includes refreshments)

Join us for an informal sing along of some 1950s style tunes. Places are limited so please call to book.


1950’s Matinee Film Screenings

June Saturday & Monday afternoons

1.30pm every Saturday and Monday afternoon


If you love films from Hollywood’s golden age then join us to watch them on the silver screen!



workshopIn the Workshop of the Empire – Photographs of North Lanarkshire Industries


An opportunity to view rarely seen photographs from our Archives and Local Studies industrial collections.

Featuring period photographs of interiors and exteriors of industrial workplaces in North Lanarkshire, the exhibition will introduce visitors to the workers and their workshops, the machinery used and the products created.




18 November – 27 January 2018

Wee Winter Tales

Come along to our winter exhibition to play and learn with short films, stories and activities. It’s most suitable for younger children and their carers, however all are welcome.

Related drop-in activities take place every Saturday and during the school holidays.  We will also offer Christmas themed workshops for schools and early years. Please call, 01236 638352 for more information.