What’s On at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre is open Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 4pm. Entry is FREE.

If you wish to visit the archives or local studies reading room, you will need to book a free timeslot. Find out more about Staying Safe and Visiting North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre.


image shows a girl painting Easter eggsEaster at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

Saturday 30 March – Saturday 13 April

With film screenings, craft activities, storytimes and more, the kids will have fun during a visit to North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre.

Find out what’s on.


Heritage Socials: The Historical Records of Hartwood HospitalHeritage Socials

Wednesday 27 March – Saturday 30 November


Monthly social events.

A short informal talk, tour or film with a chance to reminisce, socialise and find out more about our local heritage.

Join us every month or just for the subjects that interest you.  

Refreshments provided. 

Find out what’s on.


painting by Millie Frood

Tours, Talks & Arts Classes

Tours, talks and arts classes inspired by the Millie Frood exhibition at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre.

Talk and Sketch Gallery Tour

Saturday 6 & 27 April, 1.30pm


Grab a clipboard and pencil and try a new way to engage with the artworks in the exhibition.

All ages welcome. Refreshments provided.


Strange Horizons; The Life and Work of Millie Frood

Wednesday 24 April, 1.30pm


An informal gallery talk. Refreshments provided.


School workshops also available. Please contact heritagecentre@northlan.gov.uk for more details.


Saturday CraftsSaturday Crafts

Saturday Crafts at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre run weekly from 1pm* – 2.30pm.

All ages welcome. Drop in, no need to book.

Crafts cost £2.

For more information, please call 01698 274 590.

*Please note, new start time for craft sessions is now 1pm.


Upcoming Sessions:


20 – Paint an impressionist style picture



4 – May bank Holiday Activities: Paint a Mini Canvas  (please note, this session will start at 12.30pm)

11- Spring Seed Planting

18 – Victorian Style Casting

25 – Cinema social film & Craft: A Classic Disney film matinee plus a cinema themed craft (please note, this session will run 1.30pm – 3pm)



1 – Make a movie clapperboard

8 – Sand Art Pictures

15 – Make a Father’s Day Card

22 – Try a Traditional Washday



In the Mood Singalong

In The Mood Singalong

Come along for a good old fashioned singalong with songs from the 50s and 60s, and some old scots favourites. Join us for an informal dementia friendly session, no singing experience required.

All welcome!

Every second Friday from 10am – 11.30am.

£1 (includes refreshments)

For more information, give us a call on 01698 274 590.


Upcoming sessions:

5 & 19 April

3, 17 & 31 May

14 & 28 June


photo shows a person drawing a faceAdult Drawing Class (16 years+)

Saturdays, 10am – 11.30am

18 & 25 May

1, 8, 15 & 22 June

Do you want to improve your drawing skills, learn about proportion, body shape, and perspective- join our weekly sessions. No previous experience required.

£5 per class

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Stories, rhymes and songs for pre-schoolers.

*Monday Bookbug sessions run every Monday (except during school holidays) at 1.45pm.

Saturday Bookbug sessions run every Saturday at 3pm.

Call North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre on 01698 274 590 for more information.

*Please note: Monday Bookbug on 25 March has been cancelled. Monday Bookbug is taking a break for the Easter holidays and will be back on 15 April (Saturday Bookbug will continue as normal during the Easter holidays).


Exhibitions at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre