The New Lanark Visitor Attraction will be closed from 5pm on December 24th until the end of January while we undertake staff training and exhibition updates.

The Mill Cafe and Gift Shop reopen January 8th.

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The award-winning New Lanark Visitor Centre tells the fascinating story of the cotton mill village of New Lanark which was founded in the 18th century.

New Lanark quickly became known under the enlightened management of social pioneer, Robert Owen. He provided decent homes, fair wages, free health care, a new education system for villagers and the first workplace nursery school in the world! Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, New Lanark has been beautifully restored as a living community, which welcomes visitors from all over the world. Travel back in time on the Annie Mcleod Experience dark ride which features mill girl Annie who magically appears and reveals the amazing story of her life and times in New Lanark in 1820.


Annie McLeod Experience

Travel back in time on the Annie McLeod Experience Ride! Enter the spirit world of New Lanark and be taken on a fascinating journey of discovery by the ghost of mill worker Annie McLeod who tells her story of life in New Lanark in 1820. ...

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Historic Classroom

Robert Owen made clear that the prime vehicle for social reform was education. Whilst at New Lanark, he created the first Infant School in the world, complete with a comprehensive education system for children. Visit our Histor...

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People & Cotton

This exhibition explores cotton production and working conditions in the cotton industry, from the cotton fields of America to the noisy factories of 18th and 19th century Britain. See our own 19th century textiles machine...

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Roof Garden

Created on the 9,000 square feet of roof on one of our mill buildings, our Roof Garden is the largest of its kind in Scotland and is one of the highlights of our Visitor Centre. The garden is open to visitors all year round and is the pe...

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Tenement Through Time

This new, innovative and interactive exhibition explores tenement life in New Lanark between 1881-1971. The exhibition will highlight the importance of this unique, untouched tenement, known as “Museum Stair”.

Please keep a...

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Plan Your Visit
  • Suggested Itineraries

    Experience New Lanark your way! Take a look at our suggested itineraries to help you make the most of your visit to...

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  • Opening Times & Prices

    Opening Times Visitor Centre Opening Times   The New Lanark Visitor...

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  • Map of New Lanark

    Our map of New Lanark will help you to find your way around our historic village and make sure you don't miss any...

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  • Explore & Play

    "They will be surrounded by gardens, have abundance of space in all directions to keep the air healthy and pleasant:...

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  • Eat, Shop & Stay

    New Lanark offers all of the visitor facilities and amenities you would expect of a world class visitor...

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  • Group Visits

    Looking for a group visitor attraction that will deliver a truly memorable experience? Bring your group to New...

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