Given evolving public health considerations, the Fairfield Heritage team have had to take the difficult decision to postpone public access to the Fairfield Heritage visitor centre for the first part of this year, we will review this at the end of July 2021 and hope to be open soon after.


The Fairfield Heritage Project would like to thank the following organisations and individuals for permission to reproduce film and photographs on our website.


The Boardroom

Panoramic view of the Boardroom: courtesy of the Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde



Launch of the Empress of Britain: courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Work in progress during the building of the Empress of Britain: © Newsquest (Herald & Times). Licensor


Digital Team

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Andy Hall


Visiting Information

The arrival of Govan Ferry: courtesy of Hugh Hood


Nearby Attractions

Aerial of Clyde: by Hawkeye Aerial Photography courtesy of BAM


Unfortunately due to the uncertainty around the coronavirus and in consultation with our team of volunteers, we have decided to close Fairfield Heritage until further notice. We have also postponed our walking tour and evening talk on 25th March. Please keep check back for updates!

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.