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Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Heritage Way, Coatbridge ML5 1QD, Scotland
+44 1236 856150
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Decided to have a family get together here, with my kids and my niece and nephews. The weather... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stephen D
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Really good afternoon spent here.

Lots of Engineering exhibits and information about local trades and history with more general... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
paul d
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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“tram ride” (78 reviews)
“miners cottages” (55 reviews)
“coal mine” (40 reviews)
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Heritage Way, Coatbridge ML5 1QD, Scotland
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+44 1236 856150
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Reviewed yesterday

Decided to have a family get together here, with my kids and my niece and nephews. The weather was typical Scottish, (heavy rain, light rain and misty rain broken by dry periods), but the staff at Summerlee were full of smiles none the less. On...More

Thank Stephen D
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lots of Engineering exhibits and information about local trades and history with more general subjects as well. Well laid out and not cramped. Although we are two 50+ yr old kids it looks like a great place for the younger variety too 😁. Loved the...More

Thank paul d
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my 2 young nephews here as i hadnt been iether,i can defo say we all had a great day, it was a hot sunny day and was able to eat outdoors and explore the place kids also loved the play park and every1 was...More

Thank babycoatbridge
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought Summerlee was very interesting. You don't need to pay to get in, however if you want to go on the tram or down the line there is a very small charge. I would recommend the mine, as it is very informative. There is...More

1  Thank Christine M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were traveling in time with no doubt. If you like a bit if history you must visit this place. It is free and just tram ride is £1.65 pp (which takes you to the end of the road just but worth the ride).

Thank Tyna2612
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice day out with our 3 year old granddaughter to Summerlee. Can't understand why we've never visited before. Well organized, helpful friendly staff, interesting museum, lovely walks, nice clean cafe and the icing on the cake was the ride on the tramcars. All free, bar...More

1  Thank gordjan2015
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Passed a few hours pity no dogs allowed in outdoor areas.Musem is interesting and going down the mine.

Thank Lisa M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i live in coatbridge and have been to summerlee on several occassions but never actualy went right round it and i swear to you its a great wee day out its quite educational for the wee ones theres an old fashioned sweety shop all the...More

3  Thank 556karen34
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

This historical site was a highlight for us when road tripping in Scotland. It was free entry( can make a donation) and it is an outstanding insight into life as it was in industrial Glasgow in the nineteenth century. Give yourself a few hours to...More

Thank Rosemary W
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

I had only heard of Coatbridge and it's history from my grandparents when I was little. As an adult, I have researched family history and census records and learned how many people in my family were coal miners or iron workers. Summerlee is an amazing...More

1  Thank SuzyH999
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Carly J
19 March 2018|
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Response from mmccarro | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no , assistance dogs only , see their website it will confirm this .
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Christine T
4 October 2017|
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Response from Jssportart | Reviewed this property |
Central is only a few hundred yards from the Gates of Summerlee. Depending where you live sunnyside is the busiest station with several trains an hour from Glagow and Edinburgh. Sumerlee is directly across from Sunnyside... More
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Jim M
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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
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