Summerlee is the museum of Scottish industrial life and is based around the site of a 19th century ironworks
Reopening: Wednesday 26 August 2020
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life offers free entry and is open Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm. All tickets must be booked in advance by clicking here.
Summerlee Museum has been awarded Good to Go status, designed by VisitScotland and recognised by the National Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. This Industry Standard mark confirms that we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, have a Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.
A number of changes have been implemented to the museum and gallery experience. Everything you need to know is outlined here. Please ensure you read the information carefully.
The museum makes a great family day out and has Scotland's only operational heritage tramway, as well as a recreated mine with guided tours, miners' cottages, an exhibition hall with working machinery, a play park, a cafe and a shop.
Summerlee was one of Scotland's most important ironworks. Opened in 1836, it closed in 1926. The remains of its blast furnaces and other structures can be seen from the view pod and parapet at the north-east side of the main exhibition hall.
Admission to Summerlee is free, however tickets must be booked in advance.