COVID-19 UPDATE!

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.

Fairfield and the World

By 1890 the Clydeside area was a workshop for the British Empire, building one in every four ships afloat around the world by 1900.

 

Fairfield built ocean liners and naval ships for the world. It was a major warship builder, turning out many vessels for the Royal Navy and other navies through the First World War and the Second World War.

 

The Heritage Centre exhibition will feature an interactive map showing where the ships went and still go today, to countries as far afield as New Zealand and Canada and places across Asia.

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.