- Tourist Attractions
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
Take an educational trip to Lanark World Heritage Site - a fully restored 18th-century cotton mill village, open for you to explore. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, New Lanark is also an ideal spot for wildlife watching and woodland walks with the family, especially since it is the gateway to the famous Falls of Clyde.
Learn the story of New Lanark village at the New Lanark Visitor Centre. Find out about the fascinating Robert Owen - a social pioneer who provided better life for everyone - from better homes, to fair wages and free health care. He even built the first workplace nursery school in the world! It’s interesting for the kids to visit Owen’s school rooms and compare how those match-up to their own modern day schools.
If that’s not enough to bring New Lanark to life, travel back in time with the Annie Mcleod Experience dark ride, featuring a mill girl who tells the story of her life and what it was like in 1820. Kids will have the chance to get involved and dress up as schoolchildren from Annie's time. An interactive gallery then provides multisensory experience of colour sound and light to make the visit even more memorable.
Fancy a view of the whole village from above? Go up to the Roof Garden and viewing platform, which has over 70 different plants, animal sculptures and a water feature.
- Explore a beautifully restored 18th century New Lanark village
- Learn about Robert Owen at the award-winning Visitors Centre
- Transport back in time with the Annie Mcleod Experience
- Picnics Allowed
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
Getting There and Contact Information
New Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB, Scotland
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
April - October: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
November - March: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Family (2 adults, 2kids): £30.00
Under 3's: free