Scotland’s Noisiest Museum is about to get Noisier!

Scotland’s noisiest museum is about to get noisier as a brand-new programme of events, Music in the Museum, launches for 2024 at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, produced by North Lanarkshire Council’s arts development team. From thunderous Compton Pipe Organ performances to world-class “pop-up” opera, there’s a different musical event to experience each month in the unique surroundings of an industrial museum!

World-Class Music without Financial Barriers

… and we mean it! We want everyone to be able to access these events. Music in the Museum events are priced at £5* and ALL of our events have been set up with a limited number of free tickets to be made available to anyone who faces a financial barrier with a North Lanarkshire postcode, no questions asked.

Request a free ticket for one of the events.

*Scottish Opera’s Pop-Up Opera Double Bill is sold through Scottish Opera’s Box Office at a separate price. A limited number of free tickets for those who need them will still be available using the link above.


Coming up

Around the World with 4 Clarinets!

Monday 20 May, 7pm – 8.30pm

Tickets: £5

Enjoy a rich tapestry of folk music from across the globe, brought to life by the haunting harmonies of the Silver Keys Clarinet Quartet.

This relaxed performance promises to captivate your senses and transport you to faraway lands.







“Pop-Up Opera” with Scottish Opera

Friday 14 June, 7pm – 9pm

Tickets: £12

Join Scottish Opera this summer to experience opera on a miniature scale, with two specially-created 30 minute performances brought to life by two singers, instrumentalists and a beautiful set of illustrations in one double-bill evening.

A Little Bit of The Merry Widow and A Little Bit of Don Giovanni are two cleverly rewritten versions of beloved classics – one the ultimate rom-com, the other a moody story of one man’s fate.




“Strike!” An Evening of Poetry and Song Reflecting on the 1984 Miners’ Strike

Friday 19 July, 7pm – 9pm

Tickets: £5

In a powerful collaboration, poet Rab Wilson and musician Seán Gray have woven together a tapestry of tales, both triumphant and tragic, from the tumultuous 1984 Miners’ Strike. Experience the passion and pain, the victories and losses, as art pays homage to the miners and their families. Be transported through time with excerpts from Rab Wilson’s stirring new book, “Collier Laddie,” and the soulful melodies of Seán Gray’s latest CD, “Fixed Assets.”




Past Events

Charlie Chaplin’s “City Lights” (1931) with LIVE Musical Accompaniment

Friday 15 March, 7pm – 9pm

Tickets: £5

Prepare to journey through the golden age of cinema as the enchanting sounds of the Compton Pipe Organ  – under the hands and feet of organist Iain McGlinchey -breathe new life into Charlie Chaplin’s timeless masterpiece. Get ready to be whisked away on a 1930s rollercoaster of emotions, where laughter fills the air and your heart swells with joy.


The Great Big Musical Seaside Adventure

Tuesday 2 April, 10.30am – 11.30am & 2pm – 3pm

Tickets: £5

Gather ’round, adventurers young and young at heart! Get ready to embark on an immersive storytelling odyssey like no other! With a magical fusion of captivating tales and enchanting melodies, our team of expert storytellers and musicians invites you to dive headfirst into a world of boundless imagination and daring escapades by the shimmering sea.


Got any questions or feedback?

If you have any enquiries about the programme, please email



If we need to cancel an event, a full refund will be issued. If the ticket-holder cancels, no refund will be issued unless extreme circumstances or within 14 days notice of the event.