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Exhibitions at New Lanark
We host a number of prominent touring exhibitions anually and would be delighted to discuss any opportunities to host exhibitions. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an enquiry about hosting an exhibition at New Lanark.
28th June - 10th September 2017
See the world in LEGO® Bricks as Warren Elsmore's Brick City exhibition comes to New Lanark World Heritage Site from 28th June – 10th September 2017. Tickets on sale now!
Lifting the Lid: A History of Food and Drink in Scotland
23rd September - 12th November 2017
Included in a Visitor Attraction ticket. Book online here or purchase at our Reception Desk. Also included in a 'School only' ticket (£5.50pp) which only includes entry to Robert Owen's School for Children.
Open 10am-5pm in September. 10am-4pm in October and November.
Join us on a culinary crusade of Scotland's past! Lifting the Lid brings together objects from the National Library of Scotland and collections across Lanarkshire to look at the story of Scotland's relationship with food and drink over the centuries.
Some live to eat, others eat to live. Food is essential for all of us, but we do not eat the same things, prepared in the same way and at the same times.
Scotland has a rich and diverse natural larder with plentiful supplies of fish, game, cereals and fruit. Yet, Scots have been branded the 'sick man of Europe' and their diet condemned.
Before the industrial age, the rural poor were said to be 'remarkably healthy' with a simple, frugal but wholesome diet. For most, meat was an occasional luxury and desserts unknown. But, those who could afford to do so consumed large amounts of meat and used copious amounts of sugar now considered damaging to health.
Lifting the Lid celebrates Scotland's changing relationship with food and drink, and explores the myths and traditions associated with its peoples' diet.
Colourful panels in 'Lifting the lid' feature content from the National Library of Scotland's printed and manuscript items, including pages from recipe books, food advertisements, quotations, illustrations and photographs. Click here to discover content from the original 2015 exhibition.
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