With one month to go, make sure you put New Lanark on your GAME PLAN this summer!

With one month to go, make sure you put New Lanark on your GAME PLAN this summer!

New Lanark is delighted to be hosting the V&A Museum of Childhood’s touring exhibition GAME PLAN: Board Games Rediscovered, in a month’s time, in their newly developed Mill Gallery!

GAME PLAN celebrates the joy, excitement and occasional frustration of playing board games. This exhibition will include some of the most iconic, enthralling and visually striking games from the V&A’s outstanding national collection of board games. Visitors can enjoy hands-on interactives and see more than 100 objects, featuring games from around the world, and explores the important role of design. Throughout the exhibition, selected games of special interest are highlighted with more detailed information on their history and influence.

In summer 2017, New Lanark welcomed 20,000 visitors to the BRICK CITY exhibition which featured models of famous landmarks recreated in LEGO Bricks. Evelyn Whitelaw, New Lanark’s Exhibitions Officer, 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’.”

Alongside the exhibition, visitors will also have the chance to enjoy Challenge Games, a themed Trail and Historic Toy sessions. New Lanark will also be running a programme of inclusive sessions with ‘Autism Friendly’ mornings and dementia friendly ‘Games We Played’ Reminiscence sessions.

Gaming enthusiasts, Scrabble Champions and Monopoly Meglomaniacs can apply to be Volunteer Exhibition Stewards at GAME PLAN to assist with the smooth running of the exhibition and ensure visitors have an enjoyable experience. Interested parties should register their details by emailing New Lanark’s World Heritage and Volunteer Coordinator, Paige Hughes - paige.hughes@newlanark.org or by calling 01555 661345.

Visitors can enjoy a full day out by visiting the exhibition then exploring the award-winning New Lanark Visitor Attraction, enjoying woodland walks in the Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve and visiting the Mill Café & Mill Shop for some retail therapy. A visit can be made even more memorable by adding on an overnight stay or special break at New Lanark Mill Hotel, Hostel or self-catering Waterhouses.

GAME PLAN: Board Games Rediscovered will be open daily at New Lanark from 20th July – 4th November 2018. Visitors can enjoy the exhibition as part of a family day out to New Lanark. Individuals, educational groups and organised groups of all sizes are welcome to visit.

Book online before 19th July using code 'earlybird' to receive £1.50 off individual tickets at www.newlanark.org

Last Updated: 20 June 2018 18:29
Source: New Lanark

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