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Summerlee Heritage Park, Coatbridge

Summerlee Heritage Park, Coatbridge (Evening Times)



IN JUST 10 days Scotland's noisiest museum will be firing back into life.


For two years Summerlee Heritage Park in Coatbridge has been closed as
it undergoes a 10million refurbishment.

But on Friday September 26 its famous iron gates will be unlocked and
the public will again get the chance to see our industrial heritage brought
back to life.

Across the 22-acre park there's everything from trams to trains and even
trails of molten iron to explore - and it's all free.

The Evening Times is media partner with the opening, and we got a sneak
preview of some of the must-see exhibits.




James H
Stuball

Excellent.... I've been wondering when this was back open. It was meant to be open earlier in the year

For the train nerds, I do believe they have the last surviving 'blue train' but it's missing its wheels
Alex Glass

I've got my free poster from the Evening Times tonight
samscafeamericain

Have now visited the place twice, the second time I was dragged back by my 7 year old daughter who loves the new play area.   Its a fabulous mix of the People's Palace and the Transport Museum and its still free.   Only wish they could extend the Tram Ride to more than 400 yards.
joyce

Really been meaning to take the grandkids along to this took my two sons gosh it must be 20 years ago now since we went, bet theres some diff there now...anyone know when its opened till?
                                                        Cheers
cybers

Year round 7 days a week Joyce 10 till 5 though i think its 4 in the winter months
Alex Glass

I hear thet had some financial difficulties and have limited there displays to items relating to Coatbridge only. They have been trying to pass on some of their collecton to other museums.

Don't know if this has affected the period of opening.
Subzero

We visited it the day it re-opened - one of my cousins was the Appeal Officer and so we wanted to 'be there'.
Ashamed to say I haven't managed back since but am surprised to hear of financial problems.
I can't really see how they could limit displays to Coatbridge subjects only unless they were able to close off parts of the exhibtion hall. That would be tragic.
I shall fire off an email and report back.
Stuball

I must have posted these elsewhere...











I'm guessing the big long refurbishment must have just been the inside of the main building because most of the stuff down the far end of the tram track looks like sh!t, rusting away where it lies.

A couple more from the set of pictures [urlhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/stuballscramble/sets/72157617482257460/]HERE[/url]
cybers

Yer Stu i could not figure out where the refurb was as you say loads of stuff left to the elements down the bottom.
Wanton Vandalism is doing what nature is failing and she is doing not a bad job on her own.







Fjord

Stuball wrote:
I must have posted these elsewhere...





It's an absolute disgrace these new trains are just sitting about in a siding going to rot since the Glasgow Airport link got the boot .
Alex Glass

           

Sorry I shouldn't be laughing at this bit well done Fjord
Subzero

The Newcomen engine from the Farme Colliery in Rutherglen.

Subzero

An old Foden truck.



Unidentified



Cardowan NUM banner

cybers

Christ that Foden has more glazing in whenst i last seen it.
AlanM

A selection of shots from my last visit















Doog Doog

cybers wrote:
Christ that Foden has more glazing in whenst i last seen it.


Not a Foden,but an AEC. Probably a Matador.
The second one I'll hazard a guess ata Stanley steam truck.

Good pics BTW  
cybers

fastnet

That is another cracker cybers........

Inspired me to take a wee run up there today and too my surprise stu was just about to go in as well.











cybers

Did you no get a shot of the coo tailed pump....
fastnet

cybers wrote:
Did you no get a shot of the coo tailed pump....


You talking about stu or something else ?....    
cybers

See the pic of the simmit n drawers at the cottages right at the very top theres a pump and barrel...
I went to take that pic but the bloody sun shone brightly and all i ended up with was lens flare and a sore heed.
fastnet

cybers wrote:
See the pic of the simmit n drawers at the cottages right at the very top theres a pump and barrel...
I went to take that pic but the bloody sun shone brightly and all i ended up with was lens flare and a sore heed.


Ah right.......I only had limited time so i might take another run up ther soon.
Stuball

fastnet wrote:
cybers wrote:
Did you no get a shot of the coo tailed pump....


You talking about stu or something else ?....


Oi!
fastnet

Stuball wrote:
fastnet wrote:
cybers wrote:
Did you no get a shot of the coo tailed pump....


You talking about stu or something else ?....    


Oi!


 
cybers

Had to wait ages for the kiddly winks to beat it and their dad was just saying take the pic with them there i don't mind m8 ...
He was missing the point though with his monkey weans

cybers

Stuball











cybers

Panto Expo at the Summerlee (PISH)


Tea Party by David C Laurie, on Flickr
Beano





 Think I've been posting mine in "transport" am a diddy.  
joyce

Brill pics...
Beano

Mahdi West




This is a nice one, Beano.
joyce

Will deffo have to get back along there....been a long time the tram wasnt up and running when I went...
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