Exhibitions at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

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The Moon. 21 May - 17 August 2022. North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre. Free entry.The Moon- Discover our nearest neighbour

Saturday 21 May – Wednesday 17 August

Its 50 years since the last person walked on the moon, but we are still fascinated by our nearest neighbour. Humans have gazed up at the Moon for millennia – now you can come a little closer to it with this stunning exhibition. See real Moon rock, re-live historic moments in lunar history, and discover 5,000 years of fascination with our celestial neighbour, from the Stone Age to the Space Age.


Did you know a Russian robot landed on the Moon before the American astronauts? Have you ever wondered why a cow jumped over the Moon in the nursery rhyme? Does moonlight really make you go mad? Discover all this and more in this fascinating exhibition suitable for all ages.

A national touring exhibition by Bespoke Scientific.


man looking through telescopeBack to the Moon after 50 years – The Artemis Project

Thursday 14 July, 1pm

A talk by Robert Law former curator and honorary member of the Airdrie Astronomical Association.

What is The Artemis Project?

“With Artemis missions, NASA will land the first woman and first person of color on the Moon, using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before. We will collaborate with commercial and international partners and establish the first long-term presence on the Moon. Then, we will use what we learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap: sending the first astronauts to Mars.” – NASA

Refreshments will be provided.


Postal Art Project“Whoa… yeah, wait a minute Mr Postman”

3 September – 29 October

 North Lanarkshire Arts is delighted to present an exhibition showcasing some of the fantastic work produced as part of the Postal Art Project. This innovative and creative project took place in the Autumn/Winter of 2021 as a direct response to Covid-19 and the effect of the ongoing pandemic within North Lanarkshire.

The aim of the project was to bring creative activity to the community, which was interesting, thoughtful, inspiring, and accessible, especially to those who were more vulnerable and who may not have been able to easily participate in local arts activity.

Several themes surfaced because of the artist/participant interaction, care in the community, the NHS, ageing, isolation and loneliness, empathy and generosity, family, and friends. We hope that this exhibition is as thought provoking and engaging for viewers as the project was for all of those directly involved. We think the resulting work speaks volumes on a time in history no-one is likely to forget.


Winter TalesWinter Tales

26 November – 28 January 2023

An enchanting winter exhibition for families and younger visitors; featuring illuminated play boxes, a chance to dress up and drive a big wooden steam train, and find some pesky mice hiding in the exhibition. In the lead up to Christmas pre-booked groups will have the chance to visit Mr Christmas and there will be seasonal storytelling and Christmas craft sessions.

Contact the learning team for more information about workshops and activities.


Take a virtual tour of the Waiting for the Magic – The Photography of Oscar Marzaroli exhibition.