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.

Welcome hosts & Tour guides

We are looking for friendly and approachable volunteers to escort visitors around the Fairfield site while the restoration work continues. This year the public can visit us during Doors Open weekend on Sat 17th – Sun 18th September 2011 and there will be other organised viewings before the heritage centre formally opens in spring 2013.

As the first point of contact for visitors you will need to be:


A good communicator, relaxed and comfortable when meeting and greeting people

Enthusiastic and willing to learn about the building and Govan’s amazing shipbuilding heritage

Willing to learn about health and safety precautions in a public building


This would be great addition to your CV if you are searching for work in a customer service role, need to learn team-working skills or want to gain experience in the heritage and tourism industry.


If you would like to help us prepare for these events, welcome visitors or lead a tour please download and complete
the Volunteer Enquiry form.  Return it to us and we will be in touch!


Click here to download the Volunteer Enquiry Form


Please return the form to this address:

Suki Mills

Fairfield Heritage Project

1048 Govan Road


G51 3XP

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.