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Saving New Lanark Exhibition

Situated in the School for Children, our Saving New Lanark Exhibition is a must see. This exhibition showcases original artefacts from the village, including a selection of historic street lamps and the original weather vane as well as images taken before and after the restoration of New Lanark, documenting the work of New Lanark Trust over the last 40 years.

The Saving New Lanark Room is also home to our temporary exhibitions, which showcase material from the New Lanark Archive alongside loans from other museums and galleries. The temporary exhibitions are often themed to exciting national initiatives such as ‘Homecoming’ or the Commonwealth Games. Please see the What’s On pages for more details of this year’s programme.

Current exhibition: Shaping the Landscape Geology Exhibition

Shaping the Landscape Geology Exhibition

The dramatic landscape of the Clyde and Avon Valley has been significantly influenced by its underlying geology. Ancient rocks provided coal and iron to fuel the industrial revolution. Impressive gorges and waterfalls were formed in the last ice age, and not only powered mills but also inspired art and literature. Visit the Shaping the Landscape exhibition at New Lanark World Heritage Site, and explore the geological story of this beautiful landscape, and see how the ancient coal swamps, vast ice sheets and powerful rivers have continued to shape lives here ever since.

The exhibition is free to local residents (ML8, ML9 or ML11 postcodes only), so please bring along some ID with your address (e.g. driver's licence) or a utility bill with your address. Visitors from further afield may view the exhibition as part of the New Lanark World Heritage Site upon purchasing of a regular Day Admission ticket, available here or on the day from the Visitor Centre Reception Desk.

The exhibition is based by a report carried out by British Geological SurveyScotland, and was created by Abound Design & Interpretation LTD and CMC Associates. It was supported by Heritage Lottery Fund Scotland and South Lanarkshire Council LEADER supported Clyde and Avon Valley - CAVLP, and SSE Sustainable Development Fund.

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