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.


For over 100 years the Fairfield Shipyard offices were central to the lives of so many people living in Govan and Glasgow. When Govan Workspace purchased the Fairfield building in 2009 it was our hope that it would become a valuable resource and focal point to restore the pride and vitality of a once thriving community. Participation and engagement are therefore central to our work. Fairfield Heritage Centre will be working with schools and communities to develop many learning opportunities.


Adult and Community Learning

We are keen to work with people of all ages and abilities. Future community learning projects may include object handling, oral history and reminiscence sessions as well as arts, photography and film-making opportunities.


If you have an idea for a collaborative project or are interested in working with us to explore Govan’s local history and the legacy of Fairfield please get in touch with our Fairfield Co-ordinator, Abigail Morris by phoning 0141 445 5866 or email:

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.