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.

Outreach & Events Team

Volunteers will be involved in preparing the Fairfield site for occasional visiting groups over the next eighteen months and promoting the new heritage centre at external events across the city. The young people in this photograph are from the Govan Youth Information Project, they helped us remove the boards covering the windows at Fairfield. The new glazing was revealed to celebrate the completion of Phase 1 of the renovations in August 2010.

You might like to help with:

  • running reminiscence sessions or arts workshops
  • office administration and marketing (e.g. designing flyers, sending out invitations, writing or sending press releases, arranging listings for local media)
  • hosting a stand at another event to let people know about Fairfield
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.