The story of Glasgow's greatest shipyard

"Muriel" and "Jasper"

A costumed interpretation by Artemis Scotland


Join us for a special event at Fairfield Heritage, organized in partnership with Artemis Scotland, specialists in costumed interpretation.

You will see Fairfield’s maritime and shipbuilding displays afresh through the eyes of “Muriel” and “Jasper”, who are attending the launch of Canadian Pacific’s Empress of Britain in 1955 and plan to travel on the maiden voyage. Muriel, arrayed in her most glamorous tea dress, will advise you on the manners and etiquette expected at the royal launch and on board a transatlantic liner. She will even help you choose what clothes and books to pack. Come along if you would like to learn more about ships built at Fairfield and their heroic or disastrous fates, or to share your family’s memories of ocean liners. Perhaps you even remember the launch of the Empress of Britain? There are two chances to meet "Muriel" and "Jasper" on 16th Sept and 10th Nov, Faye Hammill will also be on hand to chat to visitors about the research project "Ocean Modern".

This events was arranged as part of the “Ocean Modern” project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and hosted at the University of Glasgow. Visit https://oceanmodern.gla.ac.uk.

This year’s Doors Open weekend Fairfield Heritage will also offer tours throughout the day of parts of the building normally closed and a glimpse into work of the tenants Craft Prospect, a space engineering firm and TMD, an international marketing agency.

Kids activities too!

The heritage centre will also be open on Sunday 17th September with a different range of events. For information see https://glasgowdoorsopendays.org.uk/building-no-booking/fairfield/

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