Get ready to Go Industrial from the end of April

people and tram at summerlee

Our museums a reopening from the end of April – and we’re pretty pleased about that!

Almond Valley Heritage Centre is already open! From Friday 16th April 2021, travel restrictions eased and folk from all across Scotland can visit. The Museum of the Scottish Shale Oil Industry reopened at the end of April.

Devil’s Porridge Museum and Summerlee Museum opened on 26th April 2021. 

Scottish Fisheries Museum opened on the 28th. The By The Seaside exhibition will open on 7th May.

Grampian Transport Museum and Scottish Maritime Museum at Irvine and Dumbarton opened on 29th April. The Into The Maelstrom exhibition opened at Maritime’s Irvine site, and the Woven Waves exhibition opened at Dumbarton.

Discovery Point and RRS Discovery will reopen on 10th May 2021.

Verdant Works will reopen on 28th May and will feature the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry exhibition.

New Lanark World Heritage Site will reopen on 28th May with a revamped visitor offer and a number of new exhibitions.

The Museum of Lead Mining will reopen on 18th June.

Auchindrain TownshipNational Mining Museum Scotland and Museum of Scottish Lighthouses all plan to reopen later in May/June – keep an eye on their social media and websites for more details. 

The Museum of Scottish Railways will open later in the season – but, restrictions allowing, Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway hopes to reopen in May. 

The Maid of the Loch will be closed this season for essential works to be carried out – but there will be lots of other opportunities to engage with the Maid, so keep an eye on its social media.

We hope to be able to let you know more reopening dates in the coming days!

Please check with the venue before you travel. Remember to travel in line with local and National travel restrictions.