Museum and Heritage Online Resources

While some of our buildings are closed we are working behind the scenes and can answer many of your enquiries about local and family history and our archive and museum collections.

Email for archives and local studies questions or for museum collection enquiries.

Looking to work on your family tree at home, find out about your own town or village or just browse some of our old photographs or objects? Here are some free online resources that you can use to work on your projects or prepare for your next visit.

Poor Law Records and Electoral Registers

Illustration of poor law

Free access to close to 1 million names searchable within our hugely popular North Lanarkshire collections on Ancestry ranging from 1847-1969.

Sign up for a temporary free account for North Lanarkshire records only.


Museum Collections Online

Explore our amazing stories from North Lanarkshire Museums & Heritage collections and discover more about North Lanarkshire’s lives past and present.  Browse over 3,000 objects, peruse maps and listen to people’s stories of the world of work and much more.

Museums Collection Online


Flickr Albums

Explore our Robin Marwick’s Albion Rovers images, photographs of North Lanarkshire’s High Street and more.

North Lanarkshire Heritage Flickr



North Lanarkshire Archives

Browse some of our catalogues, ask us about them and come and see the original records at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre.



Exciting opportunities for learning at home.


SCRAN Learning Culture Heritage

Hundreds of digitised items from the North Lanarkshire archives and museum collections are currently free to view on SCRAN as part of Historic Environment Scotland’s Learn at Home initiative.



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