Exhibitions at Summerlee Museum

Saturday 19 June – Sunday 7 November 2021

Cinder KingsSpeedway riders at Coatbridge in 1977

See six speedway bikes on display alongside speedway equipment, programmes, badges and magazines from the era when speedway was a popular night out in Motherwell and Coatbridge.

The Cinder Kings exhibition is organised by Learning & Access Officer, David McDonald, alongside a group of local speedway enthusiasts. The group run a monthly Speedway Memories Reminiscence Meeting where local speedway fans can get together and talk speedway or watch films of past races.  The group is inspired by the successful Football Memories project at the Scottish Football Museum.  Members of the group are lending their own memorabilia for the exhibition, as well as receiving contributions from speedway riders who rode in Coatbridge, including Bert Harkins and Brian Collins.

Remember to book your free entry to Summerlee Museum in advance.


Saturday 23 April 2022
Ship Ahoy Exhibition

Ship Ahoy!

Scottish Maritime Heritage Exhibition

See displays of model ships, photographs and historic video footage with DVDs, books, postcards and photos for sale.

Plus Aaron Hawthorne playing the Mighty Compton Cinema Organ!


Participating Organisations

Caledonian MacBrayneShip Ahoy Exhibition

Clyde River Steamer Club

Coastal Cruising Association

Fairfield Heritage Trust

Forth and Clyde Canal Society

Friends of the Glenlee

Friends of TS Queen Mary

Friends of Wemyss Bay Station

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust

Hearts of Oak Models

John McNulty Models

Kirkcaldy (Lang Toun) Model Boat ClubShip Ahoy Exhibition

Knightswood Model Boat Club

Loch Lomond Steamship Company

Paddle Steamer Preservation Society (incl Waverley)


Rosyth Model Boat Club

Scottish Maritime Museum

SS Explorer Preservation Society

The Model Steamer Club of Glasgow

The Skylark IX Recovery Trust

West Highland Steamer Club

Caledonian MacBrayne Logo The Tall Ship Logo