Exhibitions at Summerlee Museum

Glitz and GlamourGlitz & Glamour – The Golden Years of Cinema

Saturday 25 June – Sunday 23 October

From stars of the silver screen to uniformed doormen and usherettes selling ice-cream, going to the pictures infused a taste of Hollywood into Scottish lives during the twentieth century.

This colourful exhibition showcases artefacts from Scotland’s largest cinema collection, from picture house furnishings and vintage vending trays to ushers’ uniforms, film posters and movie magazines. Vibrant visuals, archival film footage and audio clips from former picture-goers make this a treat for the senses, so take a trip down memory lane and immerse yourself in the glamour of cinema’s golden age!

Activities for families every weekend and during the school holidays.

Cinema Memories loan boxes for school and reminiscence are available. Call 01236 638352 for details.


Meccano Table EngineMeccano Society of Scotland

Annual Exhibition

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 September, 10am – 5pm

Free entry

When Frank Hornby invented Meccano over a hundred years ago, in 1901, he could not have foreseen how remarkably successful it would become, spreading throughout the UK and beyond, to become an iconic part of British 20th century childhood.

Although UK production ended in 1979, manufacturing continues to the present day, and parts produced today are compatible with those made at any time in the past.

This exhibition features large and small working Meccano models from all eras. From vintage cars to spaceships, from giant cranes to interactive mechanisms that visitors can operate, Meccano is truly ‘engineering in miniature’.

Don’t miss the single largest display of Meccano in Scotland at Summerlee Museum, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September, 10am – 5pm.