Museums, Archives and Local Studies Centres of North Lanarkshire
From the 1820s the Coatbridge area was the ‘iron heart of Scotland’, producing most of the pig iron needed for the expanding industries of the country and exporting iron all over the world.
In the 1870s steel production began in Motherwell, and for over a century the area produced steel used in shipbuilding and engineering works on the Clyde and elsewhere.
CultureNL operates museums, archives and local studies centres as well as libraries, halls and arts development. In addition to Summerlee, it is responsible for a further five museum and heritage sites around the Council area in Motherwell, Shotts, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth.
For further information please contact the Industrial History Curator, Justin Parkes at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk
View our engineering history blog at summerlee-engineering.blogspot.com