10 February – 12 May
Pits, Ponies, People and Stories
A fascinating exhibition, exploring the history of coal mining in Lanarkshire – the people who worked in the pits, the ponies who were used in the mines and the stories of miners, their families and their lives in the mining communities. Organised by South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture Museum Service, it was part of a two year project which involved young people, community groups and retired miners who all came together to create resources to celebrate Lanarkshire’s incredible mining heritage. Also featuring archival photos and artefacts from North Lanarkshire’s museum and heritage collections.
Join us over the Easter school holidays for fun, family activities.
School workshops for primary and secondary pupils are available.
Call 01236 638352 to book.
25 May – 25 August
Oh, I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside!
An exhibition capturing the fun and excitement of the seaside comes to Motherwell. Travel back
in time to the heyday of the traditional seaside holiday, when people dressed up rather than down when visiting the coast. Experience for yourself the seaside delights on offer, including Punch and Judy, a hoopla stall and coconut shy. You can also dig for shells in the sand, dress up, take an Edwardian selfie and challenge your friends to a fishing competition.
Join us over the Summer school holidays for fun family activities.
8 September – 3 November
Larry Herman: Clydeside 1974 – 1976
New York born photographer Larry Herman documented Clydeside in the 1970s at a time when this heavily industrialised region was experiencing acute economic decline. Clydeside covers a vast geographical area, including North Lanarkshire. Several local images feature, including Ravenscraig Steelworks, Auchinlea Brickworks, Cleland, Motherwell and Stepps. The exhibition gives an intimate glimpse into the world of work and local industries on the cusp of decline.
In this exhibition, Herman was invited by Street Level to revisit his original project from which he has produced a new set of stunning black and white, silver gelatine photographs he had printed in his flat in Bethnal Green, London. This is a Street Level Photoworks touring exhibition. Join us over the October school holidays for fun family activities.
School workshops for primary pupils are available. Call 01236 638352 to book.
17 November – 26 January
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. There are giant story books to explore, you can make a ‘snow angel’ and take a photograph, read a story in the giant ‘tree’, dress up and draw. Related drop-in activities take place every Saturday and during the school Christmas holidays. We will also offer Christmas themed workshops for schools and early years. Call 01236 638352 for more information.