Exhibitions at Summerlee – The Museum of Scottish Industrial Life


16 June – 19 August
Sweetie!
A sweet exhibition exploring the story of the Lanarkshire confectionery industry, from snowballs and soor plooms to tablet. Sweetie making was one of the earliest manufacturing industries in Lanarkshire. King’s of Wishaw were the first; starting out as fruit farmers and expanding into confectionery when technology became available with the advent of the Industrial Revolution. This exhibition takes a nostalgic look at all our old favourites, as well as the history of sugar, the slave trade and current issues today around obesity and tooth decay. Join us over the summer holidays for fun activities for families.

21 September – 18 November
Lanarkshire’s War
This exhibition explores the First World War, not only from the experience of those caught up in the horror of the front lines, but by those back at home in Lanarkshire who were also part of those catastrophic events. Using social, industrial, military and archival collections the exhibition will feature personal stories, giving a unique insight into the impact of war on all aspects of Lanarkshire’s life, as well as the war front. Produced by CultureNL Museums & Heritage Service, in partnership with South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture Museum Service, this fascinating and thought provoking exhibition is part of a four year national programme, commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the First World War.
Join us over the school October holidays for family activities.
School workshops for primary and secondary pupils are available.
Call 01236 638352 to book.