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Fairfield Heritage Centre

Fairfield Heritage is a community museum dedicated to telling the story of Govan’s outstanding role in world shipbuilding.

Fairfield Heritage Centre

About Fairfield Heritage Centre

Fairfield 1048 Govan Road, Glasgow South Side G51 4XS
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For 100 years Govan was the centre of shipbuilding on the Clyde. Here some of the finest, most luxurious liners, steamships and naval vessels were designed and launched. Today there are few visual reminders of this once thriving Clydeside industry but the former Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Offices still pay testament to its greatness. Voted one of Glasgow's most admired buildings, this iconic, A-listed edifice has been restored in a £5.8 million project to provide a heritage centre and prestigious office accommodation.

During 2011-14 volunteers helped us to research Govan's unique relationship with the shipbuilding history. The result is a resource facility and exhibition area showing how Fairfield became the "Shipbuildingest Burgh in the World" and the lifeblood of a community.

Upcoming Events at Fairfield Heritage Centre

The Story Of Thermotank And The Invention Of Air-conditioning

16th August 2024

Ian Johnston talks about his latest book on the little-known invention of air-conditioning on Clydeside at the end of the 19th century.

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Fighting for the Right to Work - Reflections on the UCS Work-in 1971-2

4th September 2024

Don't miss a screening of two archive documentary films covering the momentous and successful Trade Union campaign to secure shipbuilding on the Clyde.

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PS Waverley: From Keel To Preservation, 1946 to 1975

2nd October 2024

Join Fairfield Heritage and Govan Workspace for a talk about the construction and life of the PS Waverley on the anniversary of its launch date.

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An In-depth Look At Ship Model-making Over The Years

25th October 2024

Leading model-maker Cemal Ozturk talks about his career with a focus on modelling ships at this talk for Fairfield Heritage and Govan Workspace.

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