Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Situated within Scotland's 'industrial heartland', Summerlee Museum tells the story of the great heavy industries that once thrived here and is home to an amazing array of machinery, social history and interactive displays. See our working industrial exhibits in action and learn about Scotland in a great age of invention and discovery. You can also take a ride on a tram, explore the remains of Summerlee Ironworks and experience the mine tour and miner's row. 

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Opening Times

1st April - 31st October, Monday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm

1st November - 31st March, Monday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm

CLOSED 25/26 December and 1/2 January.

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Admission is FREE!

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The Collection

The museum's nationally significant collection covers the main heavy industries of Scotland, with an emphasis on iron, steel, coal and engineering. Objects range from tools, machinery, equipment and work wear to locomotives, trams, a colliery winding engine, as well as social history items relating to the communities that depended on these industries.