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Our Collection

You can search our collection online or by visiting our Search Room. Our collection is gradually becoming available online through eHive and we ask your patience as we continue to upload information and images. If you are interested in a specific item which is not online, please contact us by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone on 01555 661345

The New Lanark Search Room contains a diverse collection of archive material including:

  • Historic & modern photographs
  • Archival documents
  • Architectural drawings
  • Maps
  • Paintings
  • Artefacts
  • Family history records
  • Oral histories

The collection helps to tell the fascinating story of New Lanark, from its days as a working mill, to its decline, restoration and inscription as a World Heritage site.  From Pauper Apprentices to Robert Owen, millworkers to mill managers and residents to famous visitors, the collection also gives us an insight into the lives of the thousands of people who lived in, worked at and visited the village.

Donating to the Collection

We are always keen to accept further gifts and loans relating to the history of New Lanark to help us tell the remarkable story of the village and its people. If you are interested in gifting or loaning material, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 01555 661345

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Other New Lanark Collections

The Robert Owen Museum

The Robert Owen Museum holds artefacts which have a direct link with Owen. You can visit the museum at The Cross, Broad Street, Newtown, Powys SY16 2BB or find out more here.

 

The National Co-operative Archive

The National Co-Operative Archive in Manchester is home to a range of records relating to the history of the worldwide co-operative movement. You can find out more and explore the archives here.

Historic New Harmony

The Indiana State Museum holds material relating to New Harmony and the Owens in America. You can find out more find out more here.

 

The University of Southern Indiana

The University of Southern Indiana archive holds material relating to New Harmony and the Owens in America. You can find out more here.

 

Scran

Scran provides educational access to digital materials representing Scotland's material culture and history and holds many images of and relating to New Lanark. Registration and a login are required to view the images online.

 

New Lanark Mills Archive at University of Glasgow Archive Services

Many of the original business records and material from the New Lanark Mills are held by the New Lanark Mills Archive at the University of Glasgow Archive Services.You can view the catalogue online or visit the Search Room at 13 Thurso Street, Glasgoe, G11 6PE. E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 0141 330 5515.

 

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