Please note, our Visitor Centre is closed, but New Lanark is a fantastic destination for a socially distant day out. Our walkways, Clearburn Picnic Area & Playpark, Café and Hotel are all open, with revised procedures in place to ensure staff and visitor safety.

  • Learning at New Lanark

    Explore, Engage, Inspire

Learning for Primary 3 to 7 - Curriculum level 1st & 2nd

For a fun full day of learning activities, you can combine any of the activity options below with access to the Visitor Centre Exhibitions. The learning team can recommend the best combination of activities for your group depending on your topic of interest.

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  • Discovery Tours
    We offer a range of 1 hour tours led by excellent guides tailored to suit your needs and the topic being studied.

    Pupils can explore a ‘single-end’, our textile machinery and find out about shopping 200 years ago!

    Popular tours available for Primary groups are:

    • The Story of New Lanark & Robert Owen
    • The Victorians
    • The Industrial Revolution
    • A Geography Settlement Study
    • Water Power & Renewable Energy

    Typical guide ratio: 1 guide for up to 30 pupils. Suitable for all.

    Curriculum: Various by tour: Soc 1.02a, Soc 1.04a/2.04a, Soc 1.06a/2.06a, Soc 1.07a/2.07a, Soc 2.08a/b, TCH 2.02b

  • Classroom Roleplay Session
    Led by a costumed teacher, pupils can experience school days in Robert Owen’s time (set in 1825).

    Lesson includes drill, hand-writing, arithmetic and dancing. Pupils dress up and write on slates.

    • Group size: Up to 35.
    • Most suitable for P4-7.
    • Duration: 1 hour
    • Curriculum: Soc1.04a/2.04a

     

  • Scotland and the Slave Trade Session
    Be a history investigator!

    Take part in our enquiry-based team challenge looking at old documents and objects to explore the role Scots played in the transatlantic slave trade.

    • Suitable for P6/7 only.
    • Duration: 90 mins
    • Curriculum: Soc 2.01a, Soc 2.03a, Soc 2.04a

     

  • Powering Up
    Partner Programme: Renewable Energy Session

    We are running a series of exciting renewable energy workshops in this special outreach programme in partnership with National Museums of Scotland and the Scottish Power Foundation. Enjoy a hands-on session exploring water, wind and solar power. This special visit includes a workshop and water power tour. These workshops runs seasonally only. Contact us for availability.

     


Self-led Visits & Interesting Exhibitions!

You are welcome to bring your group to the Visitor Centre and take them around yourself. Highlights that primary groups might enjoy are: Robert Owen’s School for Children ~ The Annie McLeod Experience Ride ~ The Millworkers’ House & Village Store. Duration: Approx. 2 hours

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