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This heritage centre is there because of the hard work of the committee who run it. It provides any... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom
An interestung heritage centre in a Grade A listed building

We visited the Fairfield Heritage Centre with a group from our local history society, It makes an... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1048 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 4XS, Scotland
+44 141 445 5866
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 26 March 2016

We caught a bus from the city centre that gave us a great perspective on the new developments on the banks of the Clyde from the south side. Downstairs is beautifully restored to its great days in the late 1800's when Fairfields was a huge...More

5  Thank Ena-Bill
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 May 2016

This small museum which tells the story of Fairfields Shipyard in Govan, Glasgow is worth a visit for those with an interest in Shipbuilding and Industrial History. Easily accessible by public transport (Bus or Underground) and with good on-street parking outside. Open from 1 till...More

2  Thank SkyeStepps
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

This heritage centre is there because of the hard work of the committee who run it. It provides any interesting free day out showing you how the Clyde was once the greatest shipbuilding centre in the world. Worth a visit

Thank t0mmyr35
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We visited the Fairfield Heritage Centre with a group from our local history society, It makes an excellent double attraction together with the nearby Govan Stones in Govan Old Parish Church.Entry is free but donations are welcome. The Heritage Centre is located in the former...More

2  Thank Rah14
Reviewed 20 September 2018

This is an excellent museum. Following a warm welcome from a volunteer, we were led through to watch a film about how the building that houses the museum and how it was rescued from dereliction. It was very interesting and the people who fought for...More

Thank fmck49
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Glasgow was shaped by the Clyde and its shipyards. Fairfield is a key visit to the city. The volunteers have done an amazing job. The displays are interesting even if you don't like industrial archeology, the interactive panels are perfect if you are with children,...More

Thank DianaBertoldi
Reviewed 27 August 2018

It's remarkable how the building managed to survive after the shipyards fell on hard times. The story was fascinating and well presented.

Thank jbm489
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Small museum located in buildings of the former Fairfield shipbuilding company in Govan on Glasgow’s river Clyde. Many videos,photos and written panels plus some smallscale exhibits carefully describe the development and the rise and fall of the Clydeside shipyards. A

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Fairfield is a lovely restored building, based on one of the earliest shipbuilding yards on the Clyde. The exhibition space displays excellent artefacts and audio visual displays charting the history from the beginning of Govan to the present day. The staff are very well informed....More

Thank Charlie S
Reviewed 8 August 2018

One of the many good things about this museum is the feeling of authenticity. It couldn't be in a more authentic place: these were the offices of the Fairfield Shipyard. Most things you see in the exhibition came from or happened in this place and...More

1  Thank butchwilliams
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Very interesting, educational and an example of what ordinary people can achieve. a derelict building brought back so we can all see what it was like when in use.

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

A must if interested in Shipbuilding on The Clyde. A varied history from the early years in the 17 th century to the present day.

1  Thank Heather C
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14 July 2017|
Response from StevenMcCaw | Reviewed this property |
pretty sure it doesnt open till 12, not sure when it closes.