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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)

On Thursday 7th June the New Lanark Visitor Centre & Great Tapestry exhibition will be closed due to a local festival (Mill Shop & Mill Café open). Open tickets cannot be used on this date.

 

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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, ‘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!

Why should you visit? Read our latest blog post for the 6 reasons to visit the Tapestry in 6 weeks

In association with the exhibition, we will be running a programme of linked activities and workshops which will allow visitors to engage with the tapestry, get creative and learn new skills. 

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

Part of the Year of Young People 2018 Event Partner Programme. In 2018, Scotland puts its young people in the spotlight, celebrating their talents, contributions and creating new opportunities for them to shine. The Year of Young People 2018 is a year-long programme of events and activities that will give young people in Scotland the opportunity to show the world what they are made of.

Year of Young People 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 paige.hughes@newlanark.org or call 01555 661345 for more information.

Exhibition Tickets

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

'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 10-15): £13.00
  • Family (2 adults + 3 children 10-15): £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 trust@newlanark.org to discuss your booking requirements. 

 

Activities and Workshops

In association with the exhibition, we will be running a programme of linked activities and workshops which will allow visitors to engage with the tapestry, get creative and learn new skills. This will include:

Stitch in Time Storytelling Workshop

'Stitch in Time' Storytelling Workshops

Sunday 3rd & 10th June 2018. Workshop runs from 3.15pm-4pm. (45 minutes)

Join our Tapestry Storyteller as they bring key moments and characters from Scotland’s history to life! 

Within Exhibition Gallery. Suitable for children 2-10 and their families. £3 per child 2-10 (Adults & Under 2s free with a paid child ticket)

Limited places. Click here to book online to secure a space or pay at the Exhibition Gallery Reception Desk (subject to availability)
Scotland My Story Craft Workshops

'Scotland: My Story' Craft Workshops

Drop in sessions running:
Friday 29th June: 2-4pm | 3-4pm


Saturday 30th June
10.30-11.30 | 11.30am-12.30 | 2-4pm | 3-4pm


Sunday 1st July: 2-4pm | 3-4pm

Get creative and use wool, fabric and paper to create a personalised ‘tapestry panel’ showing what you love about Scotland, or a memorable moment from your past. 

£4 per child 4-10 (Adults & Under 4s free with a paid child ticket) School for Children Craft Rooms. Suitable for children 4-10 and their families. 

**Take part in workshop to receive a voucher for £1.50 off Exhibition Tickets**

Limited places. Click here to book online to secure a space or pay at the Exhibition Gallery Reception Desk (subject to availability)
Exhibition Sensory Trail

Exhibition Sensory Trail

Available daily from 18th May - 1st July 2018. Self-led. Suitable for children 3-10 and their families. 

Follow the trail through 420 million years of Scottish history and discover more about the tapestry’s creation with feely fabrics, New Lanark woollen yarn & examples of stitches used in the tapestry. 

£1 for paper trail + pencil - payable at the Exhibition Gallery Reception Desk.  
Embroidery Demonstration

Embroidery Demonstration

Monday 4th June 2018, 1pm - 3pm. 

Members of the Biggar Embroidery Guild will demonstrate a variety of embroidery techniques in the Exhibition Gallery. 

 

Exhibition Ticket required. Click here to book online or pay at the Exhibition Gallery Reception Desk. 
Dementia Friendly Tours

'Dementia Friendly' Tours

These 45-minute tours will enable people living with dementia, their families, carers and support networks to engage with the Great Tapestry through sensory objects. £6 per participant + free carer.

New Lanark Staff & Volunteers have been attending 'Dementia Friends Scotland' Information Sessions in order to deliver the ‘Dementia Friendly Tours’ allowing people living with dementia, their families and support networks to enjoy the Great Tapestry. New Lanark Trust will be supporting the charity’s work to raise awareness of dementia in Scotland, by giving a discretionary donation from the proceeds of the tours to Alzheimer Scotland. 

Dementia Friends ScotlandAlzheimer Scotland

11th, 12th, 18th & 19th June

11.30 - 12.15
14.00 - 14.45

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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

Making the Great Tapestry of Scotland

Tapestry panel

Tapestry panels

Tapestry panels

© Images courtesy of New Lanark Trust.
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