Explore, through objects and images, the story of coal mining in Lanarkshire - from the dawn of the industrial Revolution, to its final days in the 1980s.
On display for the first time, the watch and medal awarded to teenager John McCabe for his herosm in the 1918 Stanrigg Colliery Disaster.
100 years ago, Lanarkshire produced around half of Scotland's coal. Over 40% of the Scottish coal workforce was located in Lanarkshire alone - about 65,000 men and women across the coutnry Airdrie and the surrounding area were a rich source of coal for centuries.
Coal, before oil, was the life blood of society. It powered everything from transport and industry to cooking a meal at home.
Today, not a single deep mine is left in Lanarkshire. Is it now just a historical footnote?