Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Summerlee Summer 2021We’re ready to welcome you to Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industial Life!

With 20 acres of outdoor space to explore and play, it’s fun for all the family (and it’s free!) Open 7 days, 10am – 4pm. 

Take a ride on a historic tram, enjoy a nature walk along the canal, continue the adventure at the play park, and discover the story of Lanarkshire’s industrial past in the Visit Scotland 4 star attraction!

Rated a four star attraction by Visit Scotland, Summerlee is the perfect setting for an unforgettable family day out.

Read more about the history of Summerlee Museum.

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Finding Summerlee

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Heritage Way, Coatbridge, ML5 1QD


Travel to Summerlee

We encourage a greener form of travel.

First Bus: travel via service 201

Nearest train stations: Coatbridge Sunnyside and Coatbridge Central

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Travelling by car:

Small car park located on site (includes six disabled parking spaces).

Additional car parking at the Time Capsule (SatNav: ML5 1DL)

The museum is also on the National Cycle Route 75 and there are bike parking facilities at both gates – no bikes can be ridden with in the museum gates.

Parking and Travel Guidance



AccessAble - click for access information

  • Wheelchair accessible tram
  • Exhibition hall fully accessible
  • Lift to gallery space and Ironworks view pod

No dogs (except assistance dogs) are permitted on site.

Please do not cycle or ride scooters/skateboard within the museum grounds, due to tramlines. Use of bike racks is at owner’s own risk.

Please do not fish in the canal.

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Opening Hours

Monday 16 August – Friday 24 December: 10am – 4pm

Saturday 25 December – Tuesday 28 December: closed

Wednesday 29 – Friday 31 December: 10am – 4pm

Saturday 1 – Tuesday 4 January: closed

Wednesday 5 January: reopens 10am – 4pm


Contact Us

Phone: 01236 638460