Tools of the trade showcases a small selection of tools from North Lanarkshire's Nationally Recognised Industrial and associated Social History Collections. Alongside the tools you can also see historic photographs of local people at work, in an era when most work in and out of the home was done by hand.
The saying goes, 'always have the right tool for the job!' Many types of tools haven't changed in thousands of years, while others have appeared and disappeared quickly with the advance of technology and automation. Even today though, working with our hands is still important in many jobs and hobbies.