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Tue, 18th February 2020, 2:00pm-3:00pm
A welcoming event for people, family and friends affected by dementia or memory loss.
Hear stories from Glasgow’s Greatest Shipyard
Tea and Coffee will be provided
FREE ENTRY
Please book a place by telephoning Abigail on 0141 445 5866
Wed, 26th February 2020, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Explore Govan’s rich shipbuilding history
Join us on a walking tour of Govan’s rich shipbuilding history from the Govan subway station to Fairfield Heritage in the prestigious former offices of the shipyard. The tour will start from the Govan subway entrance and stop at various points of interest on the way to Fairfield to visit this fascinating shipbuilding museum. Please wear appropriate footwear and dress for the weather!
*If you book and then can no longer attend, please cancel your ticket so someone else can come along. There is limited space!*
Our friends from Kilmarnock’s Dick Institute and East Ayrshire Leisure have kindly lent two beautiful ship models from their impressive maritime history collection.
In the image below you can see the TS DIEPPE being carefully readied for display.
Fairfield Heritage re-opens on Jan 13th – Come along for FREE to see these beautiful vessels up close!
Wed, 15th January 2020, 6:00pm-8:00pm
EVENT HAS ENDED
Rare screening of The Big Picnic by Bill Bryden originally performed in the Harland & Wolff Engine Shed, Govan in 1994. This play is set in No Mans Land during World War One and was a very visual and dramatic event set with the backdrop of the shipyard’s shed.
Introduced by the Producer Edward Crozier.
Come and join us for a look around Fairfield Heritage or More …
Wed, 26th February 2020, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Emily Malcolm, Curator of Transport & Technology at the Riverside Museum is going to talk about the recent publication on the Glasgow Museums’ Ship Model Collection. This ranges from elegant transatlantic liners to humble Clyde puffers, and from simple half-hull designs to magnificent display models. Some of the most famous ships launched on the Clyde are represented, such as RMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Hood, as well models of historically significant vessels such as the first European passenger More …
Wed, 11th March 2020, 2:00pm-3:30pm
EVENT HAS SOLD OUT
Iain has been following Clyde steamers all his life. His father, a marine steam engineer, amongst many others fostered Iain and his passion for the subject.
In this latest lecture Iain will look back at his involvement with the paddle steamer WAVERLEY, her preservation and give an insight into the boiler appeal success and the latest from work in progress.  More …
Wed, 25th March 2020, 6:00pm-7:30pm
This talk will look at some insights spanning the diversity of Clyde shipyards’ engagement with cutting edge technology over 100 years from blockade runners to nuclear powered ships.
Alastair Hart has worked in the marine industry for forty years starting as a student apprentice on the Lower Clyde.
Come and join us for a look around Fairfield Heritage or have a cuppa from 5.30pm before the event starts at 6pm in Fairfield’s magnificent Boardroom.   More …
Wed, 5th February 2020, 2:00pm-3:30pm
EVENT HAS SOLD OUT
Share Maritime Memories with the National Records of Scotland and the National Library of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive.
Come and share your stories about Shipbuilding in Scotland in Fairfield’s magnificent Boardroom. Please join us for a tea/coffee and biscuits from 1.30pm. The event will start at 2pm with a selection of films from the Moving Image Archive showing the sights, sounds and cities of the Scottish More …
Fairfield Heritage will close this winter at 4pm on Friday 20th December.
We look forward to seeing you again when we re-open on Monday 13th January.
Happy holidays!
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Open Monday - Friday 1:00pm - 4:00pm Fairfield Heritage Centre has now closed for the evening. We will be open tomorrow from 1:00pm until 4:00pm.    *    Fairfield Heritage Centre has now closed for the evening. We will be open tomorrow from 1:00pm until 4:00pm.    *    Fairfield Heritage Centre has now closed for the evening. We will be open tomorrow from 1:00pm until 4:00pm.    *    Fairfield Heritage Centre has now closed for the evening. We will be open tomorrow from 1:00pm until 4:00pm.    *    

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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.