Game on this summer at New Lanark

New Lanark World Heritage Site is celebrating the joy, excitement and occasional frustration of playing board games with touring exhibition GAME PLAN: Board Games Rediscovered.

The V&A Museum of Childhood’s exhibition will be held in the newly developed Mill Gallery from 20 July – 4 November. It will include some of the most iconic board games from the V&A’s national collection.

Last year, New Lanark welcomed 20,000 visitors to the Brick City exhibition which featured models of famous landmarks recreated in LEGO Bricks. Exhibitions Officer, Evelyn Whitelaw, commented: “We are delighted to building on the success of Brick City by hosting GAME PLAN in summer 2018.

“Board games are a great way to bring the family together, and we hope that visitors will enjoy reminiscing about the games they used to play, and taking on challenges to find out if they are a ‘sore loser’ or ‘smug winner’.”

Credit New Lanark Trust

Visitors will have the chance to experience hands-on interactives and see more than 100 objects including games from around the world and information on their history and influence. The important role of design will also be explored. Alongside the exhibition, challenge games, a themed trail and historic toy sessions will run.

New Lanark will also be running a programme of inclusive sessions with autism friendly mornings and dementia friendly ‘Games We Played’ reminiscence sessions.

For an educational day out, spend your time after the exhibition exploring New Lanark and learning about its history. Top the day off with a trip to the falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve where you can admire the views before heading to the Mill Café for a bite to eat and a browse round the Mill Shop.

Group rates and packages are available for all types of groups, including educational groups.

Don’t forget to share your experience on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by using #GAMEPLAN.

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For more information, or to book a group visit, contact or call 01555 661345 and speak to the bookings team.