What’s On at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

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

You can keep up-to-date with What’s On at the Heritage Centre Facebook page .

Regular activities for kids

Children’s activities in the gallery

Every Saturday, 11.00am-4.00pm

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

Free (no booking required)

Baby Bookbug

Tuesdays from 1.45-2.15pm (suitable for children aged 18 months and younger)


Regular activities for adults

Memory Lane at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

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


Woolpack Knitting Club

Every Tuesday, 1.00-3.30pm (North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre)

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, 1.00-3.30pm (North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre)

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



Workshop of the Empire

Saturday 9 September – Saturday 4 November


Fascinating archival images of the factories, the workers and the goods they produced show just how North Lanarkshire’s status as a major industrial powerhouse was achieved.

Superbly detailed photographs of miners working at the coalface, steel workers hand-charging at furnaces, wagon-builders and boiler makers on the shop floor provide an insight into the skills, exertion and ingenuity of local companies as they strove to make their mark on the global economy of the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth century.




Moving Memories – Home Movie Day 2017

Saturday 21 October, 11am and 2pm

Hosted by Chris O’Kane, Scottish Co-ordinator of the Projected Picture Trust (PPT), each “Moving Memories” session will feature home movies and amateur films depicting twentieth century Scottish life, families and events plus an informal Q&A session. Why not bring along your own home movies? 16mm, Standard 8mm, Super 8, VHS or DVD formats can be accommodated. Visitors can also explore a small display of cine equipment from the museum collections. FREE family-friendly event.

Part of Luminate: Scotland’s creative ageing festival



Workshops of the Empire – Photographs of North Lanarkshire Industries

9th September – 4th November

Fascinating archival images of the factories, the workers and the goods they produced show just how North Lanarkshire’s status as a major industrial powerhouse was achieved.




Wee Winter Tales

18 November – 27 January 2018

Come along to our winter exhibition to play and learn with short films, stories and activities. It’s most suitable for younger children and their carers, however all are welcome.

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


Winter Matinee Film Screenings
 2 – 30 December

  • Sat 2 – Elf
  • Mon 4- It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Sat 9- Home Alone
  • Mon 11- Holiday Inn
  • Sat 16- Miracle on 34th Street
  • Mon 18- White Christmas
  • Sat 23- A Muppet Christmas Carol
  • Wed 27- Frozen
  • Thu 28- Snow White
  • Fri 29- The Lion the Witch & the Wardrobe
  • Sat 30- Ice Age