What’s On at NL Heritage Centre

At North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre we have regular kids and adult activities, as well as exhibitions.

Open Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9.30am-16.30pm

Free Entry

Weekly Activities

Children’s activities in the gallery | £2.00 (no booking required)

Every Saturday, 12.30pm-3.30pm
A different craft or hands-on activity every Saturday. Just drop in during the advertised times. Suitable for over 5s.


Bookbug | FREE (no booking required)
Rhythm, song & rhyme for pre-school children.

Tuesdays 1.15pm – 1.45pm 0 – 18 months
Tuesdays 2pm – 2.30pm 0 – 4 years
Saturdays 10.30am – 11am 0 – 4 years
Volunteers and placements


Discover your Family and Local History 
Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Visit Local Studies and Archives on the 1st floor for advice on how to trace your family history. Free access to Ancestry.com.

ScotlandsPeople vouchers for sale.
Free access and general support

You can also book an in-depth session with a member of staff for £5 per hour.


Upcoming Events

Family fun days, arts & crafts, family history courses, archive talks and more!

Booking is required for some events. To book, please call 01698 274 590 or visit North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre. For school visits, contact our learning and access team on 01698 524715.

For the full Summer holiday activity listing, visit www.culturenl.co.uk/letsgosummer.

Download our Event Listing Guide for 2019 here.


23 Nov – 24 Dec
Winter at the Museum
Winter exhibition and storytelling, seasonal crafts & films and Holly’s Elf School.




Saturday 30 Nov, 7 Dec, 14 Dec & 21 Dec

Holly’s Elf School

Be put through your paces by Holly in order to be trained as an Elf!

In this 90 minute workshop you will practice your present wrapping skills, play some festive games and make a craft to take home.  Elves will graduate with a certificate and antlers at the end of their workshop.

11.30am – 1.00pm & 2.00 – 3.30pm


Suitable for ages 4 – 10

Places are limited so please call to book 01698 274 590.