For many residents at Beechgrove Care Home, the past is a treasure trove of cherished memories and experiences from their working lives. As they reminisce about days spent in steelworks, farming fields, and engineering workshops, what better way to relieve those memories than to visit the Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life.
Situated within the grounds of the Victorian Summerlee ironworks and the former Hydrocon Crane factory, the Summerlee Museum provides an immersive experience that delves deep into Lanarkshire's rich history. It's a journey through time that showcases the area's significant contributions to engineering, mining, steelworking, weaving, and farming. The museum vividly portrays the lives of the region's people throughout the decades.
As our residents looked at the exhibits, each display seemed to unlock memories and animated discussions. They were captivated by the immersive representations of life in Lanarkshire during times of great change and progress. The museum not only stirred memories but also offered a sense of connection for our residents. It was an opportunity to see and understand the toils and triumphs of their forebears, bringing a deeper appreciation for the lives they had led.
This visit to the Summerlee Museum was more than a day out; it was an exploration of personal history, a testament to the hardworking people of Lanarkshire, and an opportunity for residents to reconnect with their own past.
Beechgrove Care Home continues to create meaningful experiences and build lasting connections for our residents through a diverse activities programme that offers an array of all-inclusive activities, trips and events designed to engage residents and improve their mental, emotional and physical well-being.