Provand’s Lordship Glasgow

Provand's Lordship - Glasgow's Oldest House

Step back in time and discover Glasgow's unique history with a visit to the oldest house in the city.

Glasgow Museums offer something for everyone, whether you want to find out more about an artist, come with your class to see how we used to live, see the latest in contemporary art, or simply meet a friend for coffee, Glasgow has a museum for you!

Admission to all our museums is free, most have café facilities and a shop, and we warmly welcome children. A small entry charge may apply to some temporary exhibitions. The National Trust for Scotland manages Pollok House on behalf of Glasgow City Council and charges apply during summer months.

The following museums are closed to the public on Mondays:

  • Glasgow Museums Resource Centre
  • People's Palace
  • (The Winter Gardens, adjacent to the People's Palace will remain open on Mondays) 
  • Provand's Lordship
  • Scotland Street School Museum
  • St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Gallery of Modern Art and The Burrell Collection are open to the public daily.    

provandslordship1.jpgProvand's Lordship was built in 1471
, originally as part of a hospital, and is one of only four medieval buildings to survive in GlasgowFollowing extensive restoration and a donation of 17th-century Scottish furniture by Sir William Burrell, it now provides a real flavour of what a home interior of around 1700 would have looked like.

Behind the house is the St Nicholas Garden, a medicinal herb garden that provides an oasis of calm. Visit the garden to see Glasgow's renowned Tontine Faces - a series of stone masks with a fascinating past!

Visit the Cathedral Precinct

The museum sits across from St Mungo Museum and alongside the medieval Glasgow Cathedral. Why not take a trip to visit all three?


Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Thursday and Saturday 10am-5pm
Friday and Sunday 11am-5pm
Closed Mondays