North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday, 12-4pm

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre is a free family visitor attraction located within Motherwell. Ideally situated with excellent train and bus links and within close proximity to local shops and cafes, families with pre-school children can spend the morning (or afternoon) enjoying our outdoor play equipment, regular children’s activities and our fun climb thru time exhibit including our viewing tower.

Pre-school children can enjoy our Bookbug sessions on Mondays at 1.15pm & 2pm. Please call to check availability and book in advance on 01698 274590.

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre also offers Saturday Crafts for all ages.

Saturdays, 1.30 – 2.30pm


Find out about what’s on at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre


Archives and Local Studies are open Monday to Saturday, 12-4pm. You are welcome to drop in to use our reading room and open-access resources for self-led study.

You are welcome to speak with our staff beforehand and we recommend that you book a slot by completing our booking form, calling 01698 274590 or sending an email.


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Plan Your Visit

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

This four-star attraction offers visitors a range of facilities and services for an educational and fun visit for all families:

  • Outdoor play area – including climbing frame, water table, giant games and more!
  • Climb thru time – explore the history of the Motherwell area in a fun climb through our tower.
  • Our popular viewing tower with views over Motherwell and North Lanarkshire
  • Gallery and exhibition spaces (check out our latest exhibit)

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre is also home to our archives and local studies services, including:

  • North Lanarkshire’s Archives collections
  • Local and family history advice and guidance
  • Access to museum object collection


Find out more about our family-friendly activities.

Find out more about our archives and local studies services.


Accessibility – Lifts to all floors, accessible WC on the ground floor, assistance is given in the search room for visitors with a visual impairment, induction loop, and free car parking at the rear of the building with three spaces for blue badge holders. If you have a query about access, please call 01698 274590 or email


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Address: High Rd, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire ML1 3HU

How To Find Us

Your journey to North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre with First Bus

Travel via services: X11, 201, 240, 241, 242, 244, 266, 355

Use traveline to find information on how to travel to North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre from your location. You’ll find us at High Rd, Motherwell, ML1 3HU.