New Lanark World Heritage Site
Home About Us World Heritage History Village & Surroundings Collections & Research Volunteering New Lanark Friends Donate
New Lanark Double Row REstoriation Prodject
New Lanark Friends
New Lanark Friends
Tell Us What You Think
Stay in Touch
Sign Up to receive our
regular E-Newsletter


Read our Privacy Policy


Welcome to New Lanark World Heritage Site!

New Lanark World Heritage Site

We are a former 18th century cotton spinning mill village located on the banks of the Falls of Clyde just under 1 hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh. Today we are recognised as one of Scotland’s 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites of ‘outstanding universal value’ and welcome over 300,000 visitors annually to our site.

In this section you can:

  • Discover the history of the site and how it is run today
  • Download resources and publications by clicking on the links below
  • Find out about our archive / view it online and arrange a visit to our Search Room
  • Get involved in volunteering or join the Friends of New Lanark

At New Lanark we work with a wide range of partners and you can find out more about them by clicking the links below:

  • Historic Environment Scotland provide the co-ordination for Scottish World Heritage Sites and holds current and historic photographs, maps and architectural drawings of New Lanark. They also provide New Lanark with a grant for maintenance of our buildings and our learning & outreach programme -
  • The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland holds current and historic photographs, maps and architectural drawings of New Lanark-
  • SCRAN provides educational access to digital materials representing Scotland's material culture and history and many images of and relating to New Lanark are available on the site-
  • The University of Glasgow Library holds the New Lanark Mills Archive - 
  • The Robert Owen Museum is located in Newtown, Wales and houses a collection of objects, written material and pictures relating to the life of Robert Owen-
  • Historic New Harmony, a department within Outreach and Engagement at the University of Southern Indiana, maintains 26 buildings and 40 acres in New Harmony, Indiana (The site of Robert Owen's utopian experiment) -
  • Scottish Wildlife Trust manage the Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve located within New Lanark World Heritage Site- 
  • The Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership (CAVLP) is a new Heritage Lottery funded project which aims to conserve, enhance and celebrate the unique landscape and cultural heritage of the Clyde and Avon Valleys-
  • Lanark Community Development Trust is a charitable, non-profit body which carries out volunteer-led projects for the common good of the historic Royal Burgh of Lanark- 
  • South Lanarkshire Museums Forum is a networking service which offers support and guidance to independent and voluntary-run museums in South Lanarkshire-
  • The Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change aims to promote more equitable education systems through theory-driven, applied research underpinned by a commitment to the principles of social justice and lifelong learning-




New Lanark World Heritage Site- Map of Designations New Lanark World Heritage Site - A Short Guide Ten Year Vision & Strategy New Lanark World Heritage Site Management Plan

New Lanark World Heritage SiteVisitor CentreLearning & Outreach
Online ShoppingWee Row Hostel

Connect With Us   Find Us   About Us   Buy Tickets Online
View Our Blogtripadvisor
  Location MapNew Lanark
World Heritage Site

South Lanarkshire Scotland
ML11 9DB
  New Lanark Trust is a Scottish Charity No.SC008552.

Tel: +44(0)1555 661345
Fax: +44 (0)1555 665738
  Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Visitor Attraction


Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Visitor AttractionScottish Tourist Board 3 Star HotelScottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering AwardScottish Tourist Board 3 Star Hostel
Website by Digital Routes
© New Lanark Trading