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.


Fridays from 22 Aug – 20 Sept
Heritage Tots
Toddler fun with a heritage theme! Singing, stories and craft sessions for pre-schoolers.
£2.50 (Please book in advance)


Sat 21 Sept, 10.30am-4.30pm
Doors Open Day
Look out for tours, talks, activities and more.


Fri 27 – Mon 30 Sept
So You Want To Be A Roman?
Roman themed activities all weekend; try on some Roman armour, dig up some pottery and make a craft.


Fridays from 4 Oct – 15 Nov
In the Mood Sing-a-long         
Come along for a good old fashioned sing along and some tea and biscuits.


Sat 12 – Sat 19 Oct
School October Week Holiday Activities
Join us for daily activities throughout the holidays.


Thur 7 Nov, 2.30pm-4pm
Learn how to read Old Handwriting workshop
£3 (includes materials) Please book in advance.


Sat 26 Oct, 1.30pm-2.30pm & 3pm-4pm
Halloween Happenings
Children’s Halloween games, crafts & stories.


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