The New Lanark Search Room contains a diverse collection of archive material including:
- Historic & modern photographs
- Archival documents
- Architectural drawings
- 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
Other New Lanark Collections
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.
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
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland