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Visit the Summerlee, Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
Summerlee is the museum of Scottish industrial life and is based around the site of a 19th century ironworks
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.