What’s On at NL Heritage Centre

**In line with government advice, all events at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre are cancelled/postponed for the foreseeable future. For our full statement, please click here.**

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 (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

Discover your Family and Local History 
Monday to Saturday, 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.

Download our Event Listing Guide for 2019 here.


In the Mood Sing-a-long
Fortnightly from Friday 10 January – 3 April
10am – 11.30am
£1 (includeds refreshment)

Come along for a good old fashioned sing along, with songs from the 50s, 60s and some old Scots favourites.


Heritage Tots
Fortnightly from Friday January 31 – 27 March
10.30am – 11.15am
£2.50 per child (booking required)

Toddler fun with a heritage theme; singing, stories and craft sessions for pre-schoolers


Let’s Go Easter
4 – 18 April
Small charge for some activities

Children’s activities and crafts throughout the school holidays.


Easter Weekend Extravaganza
10, 11 & 13 April
11am – 3pm
Free Entry (small charge for some activities)

Easter egg hunt and bonnet making, animal handling, back garden games and more.


Victory in Europe Day
4 – 11 May

A week long programme of events to mark the 75th anniversary of VE day, including afternoon tea, classic films and a display of memorabillia from the museum’s collections


Let’s Go Summer
27 June – 8 August
Small charge for some activities

A jam packed programme of activities to keep the kids entertained during the school holiday.


Doors Open Day
September 2020 (dates tbc)
Free Entry (small charge for some activities)

Look out for tours, talks, activities and more.


Knights & Castles
25, 26 & 28 September
11am – 3pm
Free Entry (small charge for some activities)

Medieval themed activities all weekend; try on some armour, catapult and jousting games, crafts and films.


School October Week Holiday Activities
10 – 17 October
Small charge for some activities

Get creative this half term and join us for some crafty fun


Halloween Workshops
Saturday 31 October
1pm – 2pm & 2.30pm – 3.30pm
£5 per child (booking required)

Halloween games, crafts and stories for children


Holly’s Elf School
5, 12, 19, 23 & 24 December
£5 per child

Brush up your elf skills and become one of Santa’s little helpers; Christmas crafts, games and activities for primary school kids.