Fairfield and the World

By 1890 the Clydeside area was a workshop for the British Empire, building one in every four ships afloat around the world by 1900.


Fairfield built ocean liners and naval ships for the world. It was a major warship builder, turning out many vessels for the Royal Navy and other navies through the First World War and the Second World War.


The Heritage Centre exhibition will feature an interactive map showing where the ships went and still go today, to countries as far afield as New Zealand and Canada and places across Asia.

Between the mid-nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the heyday of shipbuilding on the Clyde, Govan was at the centre of the industry.

Whatever your age or experience we can offer a range of learning opportunities. From education groups to community visits.

We are looking for volunteers. To find out more about the huge variety of opportunities to support us, go to Get Involved in the Heritage site.

There's lots going on at Fairfield Heritage Centre. Get the latest Fairifeld news and find out what's on via our EVENTS section.

Once described as the jewel in the crown of Govan, the restored building provides a magnificent venue for all for all kinds of events.