Summerlee Museum | Events

**In line with government advice, events at Summerlee are cancelled/postponed for the foreseeable future. To read our full statement, please click here.

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 2020.

Entry is free, with small charges for some activities.

Parking & Travel

Every Saturday from 26 October 2019

Free ESOL Conversational Cafe

Have fun playing and practicing English through listening, talking, writing and communication tasks.

Improve your English. Start communicating.

Phone: 07904 634985


Lanarkshire Family History Society’s

Local History Fair

**This Event Has Been Postponed. Further Updates to Come.**


Stalls: Lanarkshire FHS, West Lothian FHS, Glasgow & West of Scotland FHS, North Lanarkshire – Local Studies, North Lanarkshire – Archives, North Lanarkshire – “Collections On-Line”, Lanarkshire Heritage Forum, Lanarkshire Police Historical Society, Monklands Poets Corner, Airdrie Writers Group, Calder District Scouts, Shotts Heritage Group, Gartcosh History Group, David Livingston Centre, Cambusnethan Priory – Friends of Cumbernauld Cottage Trust, Cumbernauld Through Time by Adam Smith, Lanarkshire Fallen Project, Lanarkshire Yeomanry Group, Culture NL Libraries


Plus free short talks throughout the day.


May Day Fun
Monday 27 May

Forget the weather and come and celebrate the start of summer (nearly!) at Summerlee


Model Railway Show
Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 June

Come and see model railway layouts, model vehicles and stalls.


Summer Fun
Thursday 25 June – Wednesday 12 August

Join us for family activities every day during the school holidays including the free exhibition about cinema in Scotland


Go Industrial Day
Saturday 18 July

Celebrate the year of Coasts and Waterways by visiting the Monkland Canal


Fair Monday
Monday 20 July

Join us for family day out in the museum


National Play Day
Wednesday 5 August

Come and celebrate every child’s right to play. Bring a picnic and enjoy a fun-filled free day at the museum


Friends of Summerlee Steam Fair
Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 August

See Summerlee’s steam fleet out and in steam alongside a number of visiting miniature steam traction engines, a miniature ride-on steam train, model engines and more!


Libraries Big Day Out
Saturday 22 August

Author events, mobile library, book sale, book bug and more


Doors Open Day
Saturday 19 September

Behind the scenes tours of the museum


Science Festival
Friday 25 – Monday 28 September

A weekend of science talks, demonstrations and random fun for the whole family


October Week
Monday 14 – Friday 18 October

Autumn themed family activities everyday of the school holidays


Hallowe’en Fun Day
Sunday 25 October

Spooky stories, a scary film, Hallowe’en parties, a revolting trail and more!


Father Christmas in Summerlee
Weekends in December and Christmas Ever

Breakfast with Santa, winter wonderland and a chance to visit Father Christmas


Ship Ahoy!
Saturday 17 April 2021

Whether you are a model boat enthusiast of simply enjoy Scotland’s rich shipbuilding and steamer history then you will find something of interest here for the whole family.