What’s On at NL Heritage Centre

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

Find out more about our upcoming events.


Activities for Kids



Children’s activities in the gallery

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.
£2.00 (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)
Free (no booking required)


Winter at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

Wee Winter Tales

17 November – 2 February

Delight in snowy weather and Arctic adventures at our special winter exhibition.

Explore the coldest time of the year through play, short films, stories and activities – just right for your little winter wanderer!

There are giant story books to discover, chances to dress up and make your own ‘snow angel’ as well as an enchanting ‘tree’ to read under.

You can also expect:

  • Story extracts from some winter classics including Wind in the Willows, Snow White & the Seven Dwarves and Jack Frost
  • Small soft play area with tunnels and building blocks
  • Fun family activities and crafts run every Saturday afternoon throughout the exhibition run

Free admission, no booking required.

Related drop-in activities take place every Saturday and during the school Christmas holidays. We will also offer Christmas themed workshops for schools and early years. Call 01236 638352 for more information.


Holly’s Elf School

Every Saturday in December until Christmas Eve

11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm | £5

Meet Holly the Christmas Elf and be put through your paces to become a certified Elf!

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

Suitable for children age 5-10 years (a parent or guardian must complete a permission form).

Numbers are limited, so please call 01698 274 590 to book.



Jolly Crafts

Sat 1 – 22 Dec

10am – 4pm | £2

Drop-in craft activities for all in the gallery


Festive Film Screenings

1.30pm | Free

Sat 8 Dec – Frozen

Sat 15 Dec – Miracle on 42nd Street

Sat 22 Dec – Elf


Activities for Adults

Discover your Family and Local History

Mon-Sat 9.30am-4.30pm,

Archives Mon-Fri only

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.


Archives Talk: Local Public Health Records


Memory Lane at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

Take a trip down memory Lane at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre.


Woolpack Knitting Club

Every Tuesday, 1.00-3.30pm
An opportunity to enjoy the company of others while you knit whether you are a seasoned knitter or new to the craft.
£2.50 including refreshments


Blether & Friendship Club

Every Wednesday,

Come along and meet new friends for a good blether over a cup of coffee/tea in a relaxed and friendly environment.
£2.50 including refreshments