Drift back to another era at Summerlee and the Time Capsule

Plan some together time
Start: Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
Finish: Georgian Hotel
Method of transport: Car or Train to Summerlee, then Car or Walk
Estimated duration of trip: 6 hours
Travel distance 5 miles:
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life to Time Capsule - 10 minutes (4 Miles) Time Capsule to Georgian Hotel - short drive or 8 mins walk (0.5 miles)
If you feel like getting away from it all - to a simpler time, why not try this historic and relaxing escape day. Starting with a visit to Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, a stroll along the Monkland canal, a swim and sauna at the time capsule then a delicious late lunch in the Tudor Hotel.
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  • Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life is located on the site of the old Summerlee ironworks. As well as an insight to Lanarkshire's industrial past, the museum shows you exactly how people have lived and worked, on the site through various decades. Take a trip on the Edwardian tram where you can take a guided tour down the mine and experience the conditions the miners used to work in, then visit the miners cottages, which are individually decorated showing the living conditions from the 1840's to the 1980's, you may recognise some of the furniture! Then take a stroll along the historic Monkland canal and see the Vulcan, a replica of the world's first iron hulled vessel. It is then a short drive (or a ten minute walk) to the Time Capsule leisure centre.
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  • The Time Capsule leisure centre has a 25 metre swimming pool with sauna and steam room where you can relax. The centre also has 10m high flumes, riptide river and wave pool if you want to burn off some more energy.
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  • The Georgian Hotel is situated in the attractive conservation area of Blairhill, the building is set within mature gardens and was built in 1888. You can choose from the extensive bar menu, or the fine dining sitting room menu. Please note, food isn't available till 4.30, Monday to Thursday.
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If you feel like getting away from it all - to a simpler time, why not try this historic and relaxing escape day. Starting with a visit to Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, a stroll along the Monkland canal, a swim and sauna at the time capsule then a delicious late lunch in the Tudor Hotel.
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