Summerlee Heritage Park (Coatbridge) Reviews
Description:Museum of social and industrial history. Heritage Way, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire ML5 1QD Tel: +44 (0)1236 431 261 Fax: ... more
Newest Review: ... through the park to the miners cottages. This is charged at £1 for a return fare! Underground mine - Experienced staff can take you underground to the real mine Miners cottages - these have been designed to be like the cottages miners would have lived in. There are presented well and you can go in so far and view it. Playpark - down a fairly steep hill and near the huge lake there is a large ... more
Customer Summerlee Heritage Park (Coatbridge) Reviews (2)
by - written on 13/02/10 (Very useful, 425 readings)
A cheap day out! *About Summerlee* Summerlee is a heritage park which is based on the ground of the most important ironworks within Scotland. The ironworks were opened in 1836, however as the steelworks became more popular, this led to a decline in the need for the site. It was demolished in the late 1930s and the remains of the ironworks were covered over. The site was then used by various light engineering companies after the war. The museum was opened to the public in 1987 and other attractions have been added since then. Summerlee is set in 22acres . *Where is it* Summerlee Heritage Park is located in ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/10/00, updated on 18/11/02
Billed as "Scotland's Noisiest Museum", Summerlee Heritage Park really is a hidden gem. The reason I say 'hidden' gem is that the museum does not benefit from a great deal of advertising and promotional blurb, mainly because it is free to the public to enter. That means that not too many people outwith the local area are even aware of its existence. The museum is funded by the local Council, who to their great shame recently attempted to have it shut during the winter months. A huge local public outcry soon put paid to that suggestion though, so thankfully it remains open all year round. To understand the local importance of the museum I ... Read the complete review
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