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New Lanark World Heritage Site

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Spinning mule by Platt Brothers
Steam engine by John Petrie and Co
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New Lanark Mills, New Lanark, ML11 9DB.

The famous New Lanark Mills are now home to museum displays, housing, hotel, shops and restaurants.

Very impressive buildings in a magnificent setting in the Clyde Valley.

'The award-winning New Lanark Visitor Centre tells the fascinating story of the cotton mill village of New Lanark which was founded in the 18th century. New Lanark quickly became known under the enlightened management of social pioneer, Robert Owen. He provided decent homes, fair wages, free health care, a new education system for villagers and the first workplace nursery school in the world! Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, New Lanark has been beautifully restored as a living community....'

There is a limited range of machinery to be seen, including a large working spinning mule, a large waterwheel, and a steam mill engine (set up to be turnable by electric motor, but looking somewhat neglected in April 2018).

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