New Lanark Visitor Centre

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New Lanark World Heritage Site, New Lanark, Lanark, South Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB

    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.

    Explore the many attractions and exhibition areas of New Lanark Visitor Centre with a passport ticket. Highlights include:

    • Annie McLeod Experience' ride which takes you back in time
    • Roof Garden
    • Robert Owen's School for Children
    • Millworkers' House in 1820s and 1930s
    • Robert Owen's House
    • Village Store
    • Working Textile Machinery / People & CottonNew 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 Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve.

     

    New Lanark is the gateway to the famous Falls of Clyde where you will find the Scottish Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre, woodland walks through breathtaking scenery, stunning waterfalls and the Clyde Walkway. Look out for wildlife and you may catch a glimpse of kingfishers, otters, deer and badgers or even see the rare peregrine falcons.

    Eating...
    Sample the delicious fare in our family friendly Mill Pantry coffee shop, which serves a range of lunches, light refreshments, home-baking and Fair Trade tea and coffee. Open daily 10am - 5pm.

    Shopping...
    Browse around the gift shop, which stocks a wide selection of books, gift and craft items including New Lanark's own superb range of quality knitting yarn, traditionally spun on a 19th century spinning mule. The large Edinburgh Woollen Mill store offers a wonderful selection of traditional and contemporary knitwear, cashmere, High Street fashion, accessories, food and gifts, country classics, golf clothing and equipment and much more.

    Staying...
    Stay overnight in New Lanark Mill Hotel and enjoy the peaceful riverside setting of this beautifully restored 18 century cotton mill. Guests can also make use of the excellent leisure facilities. Open to non-residents for a delicious lunch, early supper or dinner prepared using the finest local produce. Further accommodation options available include the comfortable and spacious self-catering Waterhouses, and the New Lanark Youth Hostel (operated by the Scottish Youth Hostel Association).

    Gradings
    4 Visitor Attraction
    Awards
    Assisted wheelchair access Children Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    New Lanark Visitor Centre is open daily 10am-5pm April to October, 10am to 4pm November to March (closed 25 December & 1st January). Shops and catering open until 5pm daily.

    Catering

    • Breakfast Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Gluten Free
    • Lunch Available
    • Self Service
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegan Meals Available
    • Vegetarian Food Available

    Domestic

    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking
    • German Speaking
    • Italian Speaking
    • Spanish Speaking

    Location

    • Rural Location
    • Village Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Young People

    Children

    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Outdoor Play Area

    Facilities

    • ASVA Member
    • Audio Loop
    • Disabled Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Gift Shop
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Disabled Parking
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point

    General

    • Contrast markings on all glass doors and all full-height windows
    • Wheelchairs provided
      • These are freely available
    • There is an audible alarm system

    Parking

    • Parking provided for visitors
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria
    • Catering staff provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements

    Lift

    • There is a lift
      • Lift buttons have raised numbers or letters
      • There are verbal announcements for stops at each floor

    Staff

    • Staff who have contact with visitors have disability awareness training

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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