Sunday, 16 November 2014

A trip to Summerlee











A couple of weekends ago Tam and I went to Summerlee Industrial Museum for a wander around.  My work has a lot of old cinema equipment that Summerlee stores for us and I was hoping to see some of it on display, but they only had one projector and a tiny cinema section on the floor.  Mind you, that beautiful organ kind of made up for it - it even had buttons for sound effects!  Annoyingly, another display was positioned directly opposite it so I couldn't stand back enough to get the gorgeous back screen in too.  It's well worth checking out though.  The museum itself is a great building but not as solely focused on the 'industrial' part of its name as I expected - my favourite parts (after the cinema paraphernalia of course) were the everyday items on display.  Clothing, china and grocery items were all accounted for, and the knitted football items were a particular highlight.

There was a canal boat and a tram ride outside the building that we didn't get around to investigating so we could have spent a bit longer there, but my stomach was crying out for food and...well, food always wins.

:)

4 comments:

  1. I always prefer the extra bits in a museum to the 'main' focus. When we visited Thomas's family in Glasgow, we went to the transport museum and I loved that it had lots of extra stuff to look at (if it had just been trains and cars and trams, I'd have got pretty bored). My favourite things - surprise surprise - were the vintage clothes.

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    1. Ooh that's one of my favourites! The clothing is always a highlight, I'm somehow always surprised at how tiny people were then :)

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  2. Ooh, we went there back in 2009! Both me and the other half love museums like this, anything vintage or historical is a winner. You're right as well, that Compton organ is beautiful! :-) xx

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    1. Exactly, it's the perfect recipe for a day out! :)

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