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People, Cotton & Working Textile Machinery

This exhibition explores cotton productions and working conditions in the cotton industry, from the cotton fields of America to the noisy factories of 18th and 19th century Britain.

In this exhibition you can also see our historic Spinning Mule in operation, only now producing wool instead of cotton. Imaging the grumble of the machine magnified ten times over, small children crawling underneath to pick up cotton and hundreds of people operating the machinery from dawn till dusk! Our textile team today may not work from dawn till dusk but they do produce the superb quality New Lanark Wool. You can purchase this in our Mill Shop or online in New Lanark Wool and Textiles, which also provides more information about the production process.

People and Cotton exhibition

Working textile machinery



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