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Making the Great Tapestry of Scotland

Making the Great Tapestry of Scotland

Exhibition Dates: 18th May - 1st July 2018 (Open 10am - 5pm)

Showing for 6 weeks only - don't miss it!


Exhibition Information

The Great Tapestry of Scotland returns to New Lanark – as you’ve never seen it before! Discover the story of the tapestry’s creation through original sketches, photography, memorabilia and memories from those closest to the project

For the first time ever, panels from ‘The Great Tapestry of Scotland’ will be exhibited alongside fascinating insights from Dorie Wilkie, Lead Stitcher and her team of 1000+ stitchers who worked on the project across Scotland. The exhibition will also include original sketches and personal works by Andrew Crummy, the man behind the tapestry’s beautiful illustrative designs depicting key moments in Scotland’s history.

Have you seen the Great Tapestry before or were you involved in its creation? Don’t miss this!

New Lanark are delighted that Making the Great Tapestry of Scotland will be the second exhibition to open the redeveloped Exhibition Gallery in 2018.


Volunteer Opportunity

We are currently looking for Exhibition Steward Volunteers to support the delivery of our 'Making the Great Tapestry of Scotland' exhibition which is open daily from 18th May - 1st July 2018. If you are interested in volunteering at this fascinating new exhibition please contact Paige Hughes on or call 01555 661345 for more information by 30th April.


Exhibition Tickets

Printing error: The exhibition was incorrectly listed as 'free' within the Lanark FlowerFest brochure. Please see the correct prices below:

Book online before 31st May using code 'earlybird' to receive £1.50 off individual tickets. 

'Making the Great Tapestry of Scotland' tickets are valid for ONE DAY between 18 May and 1 July 2018. The exhibition will be open from 10am-5pm daily. Tickets will be scanned upon arrival at the exhibition meaning they cannot be used multiple times or passed onto another visitor. 

  • Adult: £5.00
  • Concession (Senior & Student): £4.00
  • Child (10-15): £3.00
  • Child under 10: Free
  • Family (2 adults + 2 children 11-15): £13.00
  • Family (2 adults + 3 children 11-15): £13.00
  • Essential carers: Free (when accompanying an Adult, Child or Concession ticket)

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​Group Rates & Packages

Excellent Group Rates & Packages are available for public interest groups and Educational Groups. Please contact us on 01555 661345 or to discuss your booking requirements. 


Itinerary Suggestions

We estimate that the average visit to the exhibition will take around 1 hour. Make the most of your visit to Making the Great Tapestry at New Lanark with a few of these itinerary suggestions: 


Getting here

New Lanark is around an hour's drive from Glasgow (25 miles/40 kms) or Edinburgh (35 miles/56 Kms) and is well sign-posted from all major routes. The nearest train station is 'Lanark' which has a direct route from Glasgow Central Station. Please click here for more information on getting to New Lanark.


Exhibition Photos

Alex Hewitt - Great Tapestry of Scotland

Making the Great Tapestry of Scotland 1

Alex Hewitt - Great Tapestry of Scotland

Making the Great Tapestry of Scotland 2

Making the Great Tapestry of Scotland 3

Making the Great Tapestry of Scotland 4

© Images courtesy of New Lanark Trust and Alex Hewitt.
New Lanark Trust is a Registered Scottish Charity SC008552.
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