Open doors

September 14, 2013


In 2009 Fairfield Shipbuilding offices opened it’s doors to the public for the first time through Glasgow’s Doors Open Day festival. Four years on, the building has seen a multi-million pound restoration and will, once again, welcome the public during this years festival on 21 and 22 September 2013.


As building work nears completion the public will see for the first time the restored ground floor offices including the boardroom, and the conversion of the first floor former drawing offices to commercial office space. The exterior of the building has also undergone a makeover, with the shipwright and engineer standing proudly at the Govan Road doorway.



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.