Lanark Museum and Lanark Museum Trust

The Royal Burgh of Lanark CrestThe Royal Burgh of Lanark Museum

houses a collection of items which illustrate the ancient and varied history of the town. Lanark is one of Scotland's oldest burghs, and from the time of King William the Lion was a favoured hunting area of the Kings of Scotland. It also has associations with two of Scotland's greatest heroes: William Wallace and King Robert the Bruce.

How to get here

Lanark can be reached with ease from most places in central Scotland and is signposted on all major routes. It is situated nearly half way between Glasgow and Edinburgh and can be reached from both in under an hour. Lanark Museum is within 5 minutes drive of the World Heritage Village of New Lanark and is situated on the main A73 road within 300 yards of the town centre. Car parking is available nearby.

Opening hours

Our new exhibition premises are now open in the YMCA building from 12 noon - 4.30pm Fridays & Saturdays.
Individual researchers and group visits (including schools) are welcome at any time by appointment.


Assistance can be arranged if necessary. Please contact the museum in advance.

Contact us by mail, email or phoneContact us for further information

Lanark Museum  
29 Bloomgate (YMCA) Email:
Lanark Phone: +44 (0)1555 666680
ML11 9ET