Summerlee Museum | Events

There’s so much to do and see, when you take a trip to Summerlee. Find out more about our upcoming events and exhibitions for 2019.

Entry is free, with small charges for some activities.

Parking & Travel


Saturday 21 September 2019

Doors Open Day

Doors Open Day is Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates heritage and the built environment.


Behind the Scenes Tour

Join the Industrial History Curator in the newly refurbished museum store. Discover historical objects and hear the story of industrial Lanarkshire.

Tour times are 11am – 12 noon and 1pm – 2pm. Call 01236 856150 to book your place.


Summerlee Tram Depot

The Summerlee Tram Depot will be open for visitors from 12 noon. See the trams that are not currently in service, learn more about their history and find out how you can join the Summerlee Transport Group.


Sea Hames by Oceanallover

Enjoy Sea Hames, an immersive performance piece by the acclaimed Oceanallover. The visceral and poetic response to the mythology and iconography of horses will take place around the museum grounds.

Oceanallover’s performance of Sea Hames will begin at 12 noon. (Free – no booking required.)


Stop by for a historic day out and to help us celebrate 30 years of Doors Open Days Scotland.

Friday 27 September 2019 to Monday 30 September 2019

Celebrate Albion Rovers Weekend

2019 marks 100 years since Albion Rovers moved to Cliftonhill. Join us for a fun-filled weekend for all the family.

Visit A Game of Two Halves exhibition, follow the football trail, and play the football obstacle course!

Plus join us for speedway and greyhound racing themed activities on Saturday 28 September (10.30am – 3.30pm). Cliftonhill was also the home of Coatbridge speedway and greyhound racing. Come along to enjoy:

  • Speedway classic films
  • Speedway bikes on display
  • Speedway memoribilia
  • Tug of war
  • Egg and spoon race
  • Meet the Greyhound Trust

Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Monday 14 October – Friday 18 October

October week

Halloween themed family activities every day of the school holidays.

Sunday 27 October

Halloween Fun Day

Spooky stories, a scary film, Halloween parties, a revolting trail and more!

Weekends in December and Christmas Eve

Father Christmas at Summerlee

From 7 December, Father Christmas is coming to Summerlee every Saturday and Sunday throughout December plus Christmas Eve!


Breakfast with Santa (10am)

£33 for 2 adults & 2 children

£18 for 1 adult & 1 child

Additional child £7

Additional adult £10


Winter Grotto (12-3pm)

£7.50 per child

Meet Father Christmas and receive a gift.


Winter Wonderland


Every weekend and school holidays.

Soft play, crafts*, toys, Christmas films and a postbox to send your letters to Father Christmas.

*small charge for crafts


Please book Breakfast with Santa and Winter Grotto in advance by calling 01236 856150.