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 Boardroom

The Fairfield Boardroom circa 1960At the western end of the building is the Board Room which is the centrepiece of the heritage building. There is an ante room attached, described on the original drawings as the “Director’s Lunching Room” from which an internal stair leads down to a former basement kitchen and wine cellar.


The “Great and the Good”: some of the wealthiest and most influential figures in the world visited this room to agree contracts and broker deals. The Shah of Afghanistan is known to have attended a meeting here. The fireplace, wood panelling, and windows you see today are all original fittings which would have borne witness to these historic dealings. The boardroom was the nerve centre of the Offices, which were themselves at one time at the centre of the global shipbuilding industry.


Click here to see a 360 view of the Boardroom


The Building

Grand Design

The Restoration Project

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.

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Once described as the jewel in the crown of Govan, the restored building provides a magnificent venue for all for all kinds of events.