While some of our venues are still closed, we have a range of online resources available. Why not check out some of the activities below? You’ll find more online resources on our services pages.

Libraries OnlineMeet the Silly Squad

Online Storytelling (0-5 years)

Join our online storytelling group and get ready for stories.

We have some great activities for adults too – check out our online book club, online learning opportunities and eLibrary for access to eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines.

Visit What’s On in Libraries for more activities and resources.


Museum & Heritage Resources at Home

Summerlee Miners Cottages
Museum Activities

Coatbridge’s War Poet (5 years+)

Trench Life (5 years+)

Medals of the First World War (5 years+)

WWII Code Breaking (5 years+)

WWII Rationing (5 years+)

1940s House & Garden (5 years+)

For more activities, visit Summerlee What’s On.


Heritage Resources

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Free Ancestry Access

Search our hugely popular Poor Law and Electoral Register collections. Sign up for a free lockdown account for North Lanarkshire records.

Archive Photographs on Flickr

Explore our archive photo collections showing North Lanarkshire’s high street and industries, Cumbernauld new town and Albion Rovers football club.


Let’s Go History! Archives & Local History Talks

This summer we are taking some of our popular archives and local history talks online with a chance to ask questions. Enjoy tales from North Lanarkshire’s past or find out some interesting tips on getting started and developing your family tree using our unique resources.

Need help with your family history research?

We are still working behind the scenes. Email heritagecentre@culturenl.co.uk with your questions if you are just getting started or need help with a tricky problem.


Online CollectionsOnline Collection

Explore a treasure trove of material with over 3,000 objects at your fingertips.

  • zoom in on high definition images to get up close to our historical collections,
  • search for subjects that peak your interest among the special stories and blogs,
  • peruse maps of you area,
  • view online exhibitions and fun animation.

There’s also plenty of fun activities for kids – visit our online collections website.