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, 9.30-16.30

Free Entry

Weekly Activities

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

Every Saturday, 12.30-3.30pm
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.

Mondays from 2.00-2.30pm (aged 0-4)
Tuesdays  Baby Bookbug 1.45pm – 2.15pm 0 – 18 months
Saturdays Bookbug 10.30-11am (Age 0-4)

Volunteers and placements


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

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.

Download our Event Listing Guide for 2019 here.


Monday 22 April, 11am–3pm
Easter Monday Family Fun Day


Join us for some Easter family fun featuring Bunny & Co animal handling, arts & crafts, face painting, egg hunt, and giant garden games. There will also be a free film screening of Peter Rabbit at



Fridays from 26 Apr-31 May
Heritage Tots
Toddler fun with a heritage theme! singing, stories and craft sessions for pre-schoolers.
£2.50 (Please book in advance)


Fri 10 May, 1.30-3.30pm
Tea Dance   
Dancing, refreshment and reminiscence.
£5 (Please book in advance)


Thur 30 May, 1.30-4pm
Archive, Paper, Glue
Create a history-inspired collage. Please book in advance.
£5 / £3.50 conc. (includes materials)


Fri 31 May, 1.30-3.00pm
In the Mood Sing-a-long
Come along for a good old fashioned sing-a-long with songs from the 50s, 60s and some old Scots favourites.
£2.50 (includes refreshments)


29 Jun – 10 Aug
Let’s Go Summer
A jam packed programme of activities to keep the kids entertained during the school holiday.


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


Sat 26 Oct, 1.30-2.30pm & 3-4pm
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.