The story of Glasgow's greatest shipyard

Visiting Information

Please note Fairfield Heritage will be closed from 4pm on Thursday 16th December to 1pm on Tuesday 18th January. Our online shop will remain open during this time. We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  Disabled access

To overcome the presence of three steps at the main entrance, level access can be gained via a lift at the Reception to the rear. The heritage rooms are all on one level.

How to get here


Fairfield is a 10-minute walk from Govan subway station and Govan Cross. On exiting the subway, turn left towards the statue of Mary Barbour and keep following Govan Rd until you see Fairfield on the right just before Elder Park.

  By foot from Riverside Museum and the Tall Ship

(Summer only). A community-run ferry normally operates between the Riverside Museum and Govan during summer months, though not running during the Covid lockdowns. Please check this website for updates.


McGill's buses No26 and No23 from the city centre to Braehead or Erskine. Alight at the second stop after Govan Cross. You will see the two-storey red sandstone Fairfield building with an entrance on Govan Road.

  Car Parking

There are a few visitor spaces to the rear of the building accessed via the main gate on the corner of Govan Rd and Elder St. Otherwise, parking is available on Govan Rd and neighbouring streets.

Fairfield is a 15-minute drive from Glasgow City Centre, 5 minutes from the M8 and M77 and just half a mile from the Clyde Tunnel if travelling from the West End.

Map to Fairfield

    star rating  As a fan of shipbuilding and museums this was a must and it didn’t let me down!! So interesting and informative. The video of the timeline of the Fairfield shipyard... read more

    25th August 2021

    star rating  Such an interesting and amazing museum. I went with the intention of getting more information for my final year dissertation and came out with so much more. The volunteer (I... read more

    25th August 2021

    star rating  Loved it so interesting- staff were fantastic even arranged a special visit to bus museum ( which was closed) for my bus mad 9 Yr old

    7th August 2021

    star rating  Great to learn more about Glasgow’s ship building history, loads of back ground information very friendly staff, well versed in their subject. Recommended.

    5th August 2021

    star rating  Glasgow: Govan Fairfield Heritage Center. This should be one of the real highlights in your Glasgow tour. It’s shows the rise and fall of Fairfield’s shipyards. Inside, It has all... read more

    28th February 2020

    star rating  I had a fantastic visit today to Fairfield Heritage Govan to learn about shipping on the Clyde and learn more about the Fairfield Yard. Our guide met us at the... read more

    Eleanor S
    27th January 2020

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