Motherwell Heritage Centre
HOURS (check with centre)
Discover the heritage of the area’s past in the Technopolis multi-media experience. Or search out your family tree in the local history room. Then take in the sweeping panorama of the Clyde Valley from the centre’s fifth-floor viewing platform. The centre is a Scottish Tourist Board ‘4 Star’ rated visitor attraction. Free parking is available to the rear of the centre and Motherwell Station is adjacent, only a 5 minute walk away.
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for the Best audio-visual attraction, Technopolis is a fully hands-on
interactive display on the area’s past.
It leads the visitor from the coming of the Romans, through the
agricultural period to the former mainstay of the local economy – the
iron and steel industries plus the mining and railway operations that
LOCAL HISTORY ROOM
the main archives of the area, including old parish records; census
information from 1841; town council minutes; local newspaper cuttings
and photographic records of the life and times of Motherwell, Wishaw and
will be happy to advise on searching for family roots and members of the
local heritage society are often on hand to aid visitors’ memories and
recollections. Usually not open on Monday, Tuesday or Sundays
The foyer area of the centre provides a superb modern space for exhibitions. Over the year there is a range of different displays, from paintings, photography and sculpture, to artefacts of all descriptions – both ancient and modern !
is also an activities room complete with a full video projection system
and tiered seating for 60.
shop area sells a selection of heritage gifts, books, games and
Holiday times see a programme of varied activities based on heritage themes, with traditional games, dressing-up days and ‘washday blues’ events always popular. Workshops and projects set around current exhibitions provide further opportunities for holiday fun. Activities are either free or else carry only a modest charge to cover the cost of materials.
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