Photographs © New Lanark Trust
New Lanark Mills, Lanark
Grid reference: NS
OS sheet: 72
Postcode: ML11 9BY
Just outside Lanark, follow brown signs for New Lanark.
The 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.
Highlights of New Lanark Visitor Centre include:
Robert Owen's School for Children
Millworkers' House in 1820s and 1930s
Robert Owen's House
Working Textile Machinery / People & Cotton
New Lanark World Heritage Site is surrounded by native woodlands and is the
gateway to the famous Falls of Clyde: ideal for woodland walks and wildlife
spotting at the Wildlife Reserve.
Opening times 2017
April - October:
10.00-17.00, November - March: 10.00-16.00.
National Mills Weekend opening times 2017
Saturday and Sunday: New Lanark Visitor Centre 10.00-17.00, Mill Café & Mill
Shop 9.00-17.30 (Sunday 10.00-17.30)