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Merchant's House

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Monument to lucrative trading

Large building on one of the corners of George Square. Built by the city merchants who made... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Bill R
Coffs Harbour, Australia
via mobile
Doors Open ! Mouth Open ! Gasp ! Awesome !

Like others,I have admired the exterior of this building and gazed up at the 'Ship and Globe' above... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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5 Nov 2018
“Monument to lucrative trading”
29 Sep 2018
“Doors Open ! Mouth Open ! Gasp ! Awesome !”
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Large building on one of the corners of George Square. Built by the city merchants who made fortunes from the sugar and tobacco trade. All of this underpinned by the slave trade.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Bill R
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Yes, it was a nice building. But I would not call it memorable. While it is a great place for the dinner event we had, I do not think I would otherwise be tempted to visit...

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

Like others,I have admired the exterior of this building and gazed up at the 'Ship and Globe' above the Dome. Built in 1877, the elegant John Burnet interior can only be viewed if you are lucky enough to attend a function here or to be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank vessi80
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Attended a private event and the room was full of Scottish/Glasgoian history. Listened to a history of the building past and present. Piping in of the Haggis. Quality food and service!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pharming_48
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Recent renovation has highlighted the grand scale and classy decoration of this old building. 18th century charity boards and paintings line the walls of the great hall, while a smaller room has Georgian touches, and overall there is a feel of something very lovely available...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank MOUMAR09
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This place is right in the heart of the City, but the exterior gives no clue to what the inside holds. Have been to a number of events here, the place hold years of the History of the Glasgow Merchants. I will have to arrange...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank MIB-53
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Architectural beauty. A beautiful building over looking the square. History dates back to 17th century. Didn't go inside because I couldn't find the entrance. I assume it is not open to the public, at least not today. Still lovely to see it abd read about...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Amin A
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Architecturally interesting merchants house from the golden age of glasgows expansion. Stunning interior reveals a darker history in slaves and tobacco trade. Interesting but slightly elitist. Not always open to the public but worth a visit. Open on yeh annual open doors day weekend.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank sarahdH1110RM
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

I had a great tour from Ted as he was nice to showing me around. I have to go back to US tomorrow so he was able to accommodate me. I missed the open doors day when is when you usually see this merchant house....More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank CHILL617
Reviewed 16 February 2015 via mobile

I visited this well kept and preserved period house/dwelling. It was amazing how the merchants of the past lived, a real good insight into how they lived

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