New Lanark World Heritage Site will host the V&A Museum of Childhood’s touring exhibition GAME PLAN: Board Games Rediscovered, in their newly-developed Mill Gallery this summer from 20 July to 4 November.

GAME PLAN celebrates the joy, excitement and occasional frustration of playing board games.

This exhibition will include some of the most iconic games from the V&A’s 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.

Evelyn Whitelaw, New Lanark’s exhibitions officer, said: “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.

Interested parties should register their details by emailing New Lanark’s World Heritage and Volunteer Coordinator, Paige Hughes – or by calling 01555 661345.

Book online before 19th July using code earlybird to receive £1.50 off individual tickets at