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Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

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So wonderful

I take my wee grandchildren here often it's a lovely wee place you can spend a full day and not... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Coatbridge, United Kingdom
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Great day out ... like stepping back in time

We took a trip to Summelee after passing it the day before on the train going to Glasgow. What a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fiona S
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Heritage Way, Coatbridge ML5 1QD, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A very good museum with an excellent main building. But some exibits are being allowed to decay. One wonders if they cannot be looked after they should be given to an organisation who would. A check has shown that some of the trams have been...More

1  Thank Jeremy W
TheSummerleeMuseum, Manager at Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Jeremy Thank you for visiting the museum and your comments. In our 22 acre site we have a wide range of exhibits and the Garrat locomotive and the Blue train are projects that are being worked on along with 1245 tram. Regarding the trams,...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I take my wee grandchildren here often it's a lovely wee place you can spend a full day and not spend a penny it's incredible I always donate in the gift shop as I think it's just fantastic

Thank janlemond55
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a trip to Summelee after passing it the day before on the train going to Glasgow. What a great day out, thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Great exhibits, very informative and the staff were very knowledgable and friendly. Lovely little tea room. Came...More

Thank Fiona S
TheSummerleeMuseum, Manager at Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Fiona. Summerlee Museum is well served by train stations. It is a five minute walk from Coatbridge Central (from Motherwell or Cumbernauld) and 10 minutes walk from Coatbridge Sunnyside (from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level or Edinburgh Waverley). We are on the National...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Two adults and three children had a fantastic day at Summerlee ,the kids loved going on the tram and visiting the cottages. We had a really nice day and the weather was good . The kids also enjoyed the park . As grandparents we enjoyed...More

Thank amk-10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent museum with fascinating exhibits and cottages set in different eras. Cafe gave excellent value for money.

Thank taffUk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I work as an engineer all over the world, and I have been to summerlee heritage museum, on a number of occasions. Very interesting and my kids love the place. Definitely highly recommended.... And the place is totally free,,,

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Summerlee for the first time with my wife and grandson. I travelled by car and found it easily. You can travel by public transport with the train station close by. We spent about 3 hours there and didn't cover all of this attraction....More

1  Thank Stevie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I pass this museum on the train regularly and finally made the trip today with daughters aged 10&8. I wasn't expecting too much given it is free entry but this turned out to be a really great day. Both girls loved it. The treasure hunt...More

Thank E B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't actually believe there was no admission charge to this place! Really informative with working exhibits of how life was way back in the day. Well looked after. Tram ride or walk to the living rooms and kitchens which have been lovingly recreated in the...More

Thank nananoona
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went late on one wet day with my wife and granddaughter who is 2 1/2 and she loved it especially the short tram ride and the old fashioned sweet shop. Entry is free so always a bonus and there is a large kiddies play area,...More

Thank Derek H
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Carly J
20 March 2018|
Response from mmccarro | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no , assistance dogs only , see their website it will confirm this .
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
Jim M
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