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.
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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.
- 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.
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
Phone: 01236 638460