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Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Heritage Way, Coatbridge ML5 1QD, Scotland
+44 1236 856150
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great day out for low budget

visited today with my wife and really enjoyed it very intersting and educational for all ages also... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Perth, United Kingdom

This is an amazing place to visit - so educational and interesting for everyone. Seeing our local... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Coatbridge, United Kingdom
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“tram ride” (68 reviews)
“the cottages” (46 reviews)
“coal mine” (31 reviews)
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Heritage Way, Coatbridge ML5 1QD, Scotland
+44 1236 856150
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Reviewed 3 days ago

visited today with my wife and really enjoyed it very intersting and educational for all ages also free admission although adults pay £1.50 for tram ride and £1.00 for mine tour children over 5 only in the mine tour and not suitable for people with...More

Thank petercarol2001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing place to visit - so educational and interesting for everyone. Seeing our local history is amazing - everyone should visit and it is Free lol

Thank FraserMR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very educational and every exhibet is clearly explained and in language children will understand ..there is a row of rebuilt cottages dating from early 1700's throught to 1980's..and an mineshaft to explore on guided tours. And the museium has working trams..... . There is wide...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended by my daughter. This museum is a hidden gem with lots to see and do. It will repay several visits. Great value café as well.

Thank Mr_OldandGrumpy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our first visit to Summerlee, could not believe this place is free its so good! Only £1.60 to ride the old fashioned tram which is great and £1 to go down the mine. Lots to see and do a great few hours spent.

Thank clarehZ9202JI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kids love the heritage park it's on the doorstep and often hosts Fun days plenty to see and do keep an eye out for special family fun days

Thank 504mary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We attended Summerlee on a gorgeous sunny day and had a fantastic time! 4 c from 10 months to 87 years old all found plenty to do! The tram ride brought back many memories for my grandparents and some of the cottages we decorated like...More

1  Thank laurajmcelroy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great day out! The tram ride, miners cottages and mine tour were really excellent and well thought out, our kids (6 and 7) really enjoyed it and learnt a lot. Cafe was good value and quality too. Will definitely be back - if...More

1  Thank Janeypeg
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great day out for kids of all ages,interactive, interesting and full of surprises .attractions updated on a regular basis.

Thank David M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great day out for the family it's free and fun, the museum is full of interesting things for the young and old. There is also the tram at a small cost or you can walk to the old houses which date back...More

1  Thank Bettymckeown1
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Jim M
can u stand on the platforms of the trains[not for me my 2 year old godson]
5 March 2017|
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Response from TheSummerleeMuseum | Property representative |
The platform is not suitable for visitors to stand on (its behind a fence for that reason) but if you go to the mine area you can see our locos and also wave at the Scotrail trains which pass every 10 minutes or so. As the... More
Is it wheelchair friendly and are they things my son can do he's 7yrs old also do you have a changing places toilets available
3 June 2016|
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Response from Viviana D | Reviewed this property |
Yes the museum is wheelchair accessible on a flat site. Entry is free. You only pay to ride on the tram. A 7 year old would enjoy the machines and story of coal industry. There is a good cafe and a children's play area... More
How much is it to get in today
30 May 2016|
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Response from Holly R | Reviewed this property |
It is free but some things like the tram and arts and crafts are a small charge