New Lanark was built as an industrial settlement in 1785 and was taken over by the Utopian socialist Robert Owen in 1800. The ... More
New Lanark Village
New Lanark was built as an industrial settlement in 1785 and was taken over by the Utopian socialist Robert Owen in 1800. The village was home to the workers at Owen's mill and they were treated far better than most workers at the time, although as the multimedia "Millennium Experience" shows, life was still hard. There are several other exhibitions on textile machinery, child labor, steam-engines and the development of power, as well as two recreated tenement homes; one set in the 1820s and the other in the 1930s. The center is next to the Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve, making for an excellent day out. New Lanark is still a working community today.
The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Center is an enormous venue, spanning 64 acres on the banks of the River Clyde,
and accessible via its own low level train station. With over 22,000 square meters (236806 square feet) of usable ...
New Lanark is a small 18th century village set in a sublime Scottish landscape where the philanthropist and Utopian idealist
Robert Owen moulded a model industrial community in the early 19th century. The imposing cotton mill buildings, the spacious ...
Europe's largest reference library takes its name from the tobacco tycoon, Stephen Mitchell. Founded in 1874 and open to the
public since 1911, it now houses over 1,000,000 books and documents. Wander around the spacious rooms and admire the ...