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The Collection

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 or call 01555 661345


Please visit the volunteering section of our website to find out more about volunteering in the Search Room and our other volunteering opportunities.

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Lanarkshire Family History Society

The Scottish Association of Family History Societies

Scotland's People

Visit Scotland - Research your Scottish Ancestry

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