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Archaeology Taster Tours
Sun 16 April 2017, 11:00 – 12:00 BST
Archaeology Taster Tours - Sunday 16th, Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th April
Running at 11am and 2pm
A unique opportunity to get a taster of archaeology by seeing volunteers at work excavating post-abandonment deposits from 1 Double Row's basement. There will be an archaeologist on hand to explain the process and let you know about any interesting "finds". As well as visiting the Double Row tenement block, the tour will also visit the site of Mantilla Row where you'll have a chance to find out more about this lost building in New Lanark's history.
- Adults Only 18+
- Sensible footwear required and warm clothing
- All other safety equipment provided
- Tours will last around 40 minutes
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Tour meeting point is the Institute for the Formation of Character building at New Lanark 10 minutes before the start time of your tour. The tour will end at the site of Mantilla Row.
Places are very limited on the tours so please pre-book your FREE place via Eventbrite as soon as possible if you would like to attend. If you book a place but are then unable to attend please let us know as soon as possible so we can offer your place to someone on the waiting list.
The tours are being delivered by Northlight Heritage.
A Townscape Heritage / Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme is taking place at New Lanark over the next three years. Phase 1 of this large scale restoration project began in March 2016 and consisted of the restoration of Double Row, an 18th century tenement building. In 2017, Phase 2 of this project will include the construction of low rubble walls to indicate where the Mantilla Row tenement once stood before its demolition in 1988 and the repair and consolidation of the Church Wall. Click here to read more about the project.
Mantilla Row pre-demolition in 1988.
The site of Mantilla Row today.
Total costs for this large scale regeneration project are over £4m. The two main funders are the Heritage Lottery Fund through its Townscape Heritage (TH) programme and Historic Environment Scotland through its Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS). Additional funding has been secured from the Renewable Energy Fund (South Lanarkshire Council), The Wolfson Foundation and New Lanark Trust.