Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Start your story at Summerlee!

Start your story at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life. There’s plenty to see and do for the whole family – what will you do first?

Visit the adventure play park to burn off energy, take a ride on Scotland’s only working heritage tramway, discover the story of Lanarkshire’s industrial past and explore 20 acres of outdoor space.

Located in Lanarkshire, the 4-star visitor attraction is open 7 days a week and is free to visit.

Summerlee, it’s more than a museum, it’s the ideal family day out. Start your story today.

Entry to Summerlee Museum is free and we’re open from 10am to 4pm, 7 days a week. There’s no need to book in advance unless you’re in a party of 10 or more people or a visiting school group. Call 01236 638460 for more details.

Please note: Due to an electrical issue on the tram lines, the trams are not running at the moment. We are working to resolve the issue and hope to have the trams running again soon.

Read more about the history of Summerlee Museum.


Take a look at the information below before you visit.


Summerlee Site Map

What’s On at Summerlee Museum?  

Find out about all Summerlee Museum Events and Exhibitions.


Finding Summerlee Museum

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Heritage Way, Coatbridge, ML5 1QD


Travel to Summerlee Museum

Travel a greener way and enjoy a 10% off in our sweet shop. Plan your journey by train, bus bike or foot on our Good Journey Page.

It’s easy to get to Summerlee car-free, as trains and buses stop just 10 minutes’ walk away.

There are direct trains to Coatbridge from: Glasgow (25 mins), Edinburgh (55 mins) and Dumbarton (50 mins).

There are direct buses to Coatbridge from: Glasgow (25 mins), Livingston (50 mins), East Kilbride (75 mins) and other local towns.

Check out our recommended routes.

The museum is also on the National Cycle Route 75 and there are bike parking facilities at both gates – no bikes can be ridden with in the museum gates.


Travelling by car:

Small car park located on site (includes six disabled parking spaces).

Additional car parking at the Time Capsule (SatNav: ML5 1DL)

On site parking is limited therefore we’d recommend planning to park elsewhere. Nearby parking can be found at the Time Capsule (ML5 1DL). 


Parking and Travel Guidance



AccessAble - click for access information

  • Wheelchair accessible tram (currently in repair)
  • Exhibition hall fully accessible
  • Lift to gallery space and Ironworks view pod

No dogs (except assistance dogs) are permitted on site.

Please do not cycle or ride scooters/skateboard within the museum grounds, due to tramlines. Use of bike racks is at owner’s own risk.

Please do not fish in the canal.

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.


Opening Hours

Monday – Sunday: 10am – 4pm

North Lanarkshire School Holidays, including Easter, Summer and October Week: 10am – 5pm


Contact Us

Phone: 01236 638460