Glasgow and its surrounding council areas have a heavily industrial past - North Lanarkshire's was closely linked to coal and iron ore. Coatbridge was once described as the industrial heartland of Scotland, and it's therefore a fitting location for the Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, also called Summerlee. With a huge exhibition hall, reconstructed coal mine, rows of refitted miners' cottages, various large pieces of machinery dotted around the place and a canal running through the middle, you could easily spend several hours here. Working trams help you get around the site - a tribute to the days when you could travel all the way from Coatbridge to Paisley on various interlinking tram networks.
|[Summerlee reconstructed coal mine]|
Name: Summerlee (Museum of Scottish Industrial Life) ★★★★☆
Location: Heritage Way, Coatbridge, G.R.: NS 729655 / fumes flies stars
Open (2017): Daily
Cost (2017): Free, but small charge for optional all-day tram ticket
|[Engine in the main exhibition hall]|