Museums and Heritage Talks

archivesTalks Available in the Community 

If you are looking for a speaker on a local history topic the Museum & Heritage service offers a range of talks that can be booked for your group, school, society, club or carehome.

Talks cost £23 per 1 hour session.

Talks from the Archives

  • Introduction to NLC Archives
  • Poems, Stories and Songs from the Archives
  • Tailored Talks on Archive Collections
  • From Village to New Town – An Introduction to the History of Cumbernauld through Local Archives
  • Burgh, Businesses and Clubs – An Introduction to the Archives of the Monklands Area at North Lanarkshire Archives
  • From Landed Estates to Steelopolis – An Introduction to the Archives of the Motherwell & Wishaw Area at North Lanarkshire Archives
  • Eine kurze Einführung in das Archivwesen – An Introduction to Archives in German (for advanced learners)
  • How to Read Old Handwriting
  • Introduction to Cemetery and Poor Law Records
  • Taking Care of your Old Photographs and Papers

Talks about Family History

  • Family History Research at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre
  • How to Research your Family Tree: Beginners Guide
  • Industrial Records and You: How to use Industrial and Business Records to Explore your Family History
  • Sources for Family History at NLC Archives
  • Wills and Testaments as Sources for Family and Social History

Talks about Local History

  • North Lanarkshire History
  • A Walk around Coatbridge in Old Photographs (available for Airdrie and Monklands)
  • Bellshill, the Orbiston Community and Douglas Support
  • Cumbernauld and District in Old Photos
  • Industrial History of North Lanarkshire
  • Kilsyth Past and Present (Comparative Photos)
  • Making the Headlines in Pre- Industrial Motherwell and District
  • Old Motherwell and Wishaw – In Pictures
  • Old Wishaw
  • The Pox, the Flu and the Measles: Coping with Disease in Old Motherwell District
  • Weaving in Airdrie
  • Going to the Pictures – Lanarkshire’s Cinema Heritage
  • Stories of Migration in Lanarkshire

Talks about Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

  • Summerlee Museum
  • Summerlee Past and Present
  • The Collections of North Lanarkshire Museums
  • The Vulcan: Scotland’s First Iron Boat

To book call the Learning team on 01236 638352 or email