Visiting information

The entire office building at 1048 Govan Road has been restored to provide 18,000 sq ft of contemporary office accommodation and a heritage centre.
Visit Fairfield Mon – Fri between 1pm – 4pm, also Saturdays 1pm – 4pm during July and August. FREE ENTRY. Enter via main entrance on Govan Road, press 1 and the bell symbol on the intercom to access.

 

Our full address is:

1048 Govan Road

Glasgow G51 4XS

Tel: 0141 445 5866

 

Arriving by public transport

The Fairfield building is ten minutes walk from Govan Cross Shopping Centre and Govan Underground and Govan Bus stations. Turn left from the Underground station onto Govan Road, cross over to the Royal Bank of Scotland and continue walking on the right hand side of the road. You will pass the historic Pearce Institute and Govan Old Church on your right and the now restored statue of Sir William Pearce on your left. Keep right and walk along Govan Road through the local shopping area, past the old Lyceum cinema until you reach the corner of Elder Street and the huge shipyard gates. Here cross over Elder St and continue walking alongside the facade of the grand, red sandstone Fairfield building until you reach the main entrance.

 

For public transport costs, timetables or additional information use the links below:

Glasgow Underground: http://www.spt.co.uk/subway/

 

FirstBus Glasgow travel throughout Glasgow and from the city centre.

Buses 34, 3 and 23 run from Glasgow’s South Side: http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/glasgow/

 

Arriva buses travel to Govan from the neighbouring local authorities to the south west of Glasgow:

http://www.arrivabus.co.uk/town-guides-scotland-glasgow/

 

 

Arriving by car

Fairfield is approximately 15 minutes drive from Glasgow City Centre,

5 minutes from the M8 and M77 and just half a mile from Glasgow’s

Clyde Tunnel if you are travelling from Glasgow’s West. You can get

exact directions using the journey planner below, simply enter

your postcode.

 

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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. 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.