Visit the Engineering Pavilion

Explore giant machines in our outdoor engineering pavilion.

For much of the 1800s and early 1900s Scotland was a world leader in engineering; producing a vast array of machinery, tools and finished products.

The Engineering Pavilion at Summerlee Museum displays a selection of rare and unique examples including gigantic machine tools, engines, pumps and boilers.

Explore the machines up close, find out about the skill involved in operating them and why Scotland was at the forefront in a great age of invention and discovery. You can listen to the stories behind the machines using wind-up audio points and explore online content via QR codes attached to them.

The machinery is part of North Lanarkshire’s Industrial and Associated Social History Collection which was awarded National Recognition status in 2009 by the Scottish Government. The award confirms the importance of the collection to the nation’s heritage, representing over two hundred years of Scottish industrial development.

The project has been funded by the Recognition Capital Fund administered by Museums Galleries Scotland and North Lanarkshire Council.