Walk: Ghost Signs and Old Shopfronts of Glasgow 

Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th September  

Part One: 10am, meet at 17 Bain Street, Barras | Part Two: 1:00pm, meet at George Street (Queen Street Station side) | Part Three: 4pm, meet at Botanic Gardens Front Gate

Become a ghost sign buster as you walk around Glasgow looking at ghost signs and old shopfronts, discovering the hidden stories of the buildings around you.

Volunteers with our Ghost Signs of Glasgow project will lead three different walks, starting at the Barras in the East End, followed by a tour of the city centre, and finishing in the West End. You can choose to book all the walks, or just one or two.

For Glasgow Doors Open Days this year we will be leading a series of walks all over the city, exploring Glasgow’s architecture, history and local culture. The walks are free but booking is required.

For more information about any of our Doors Open Days activities, or for help with booking please email events@glasgowheritage.org.uk 

The Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival is an annual event which takes place across the city during the third week in September. Buildings open their doors and give free access to the public to showcase the city’s architecture and heritage. For more information, please visit www.glasgowdoorsopendays.org.uk 

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Walk: The Evolution of Glasgow

Sunday 22nd September 

Part One: 11am, meet at 54 Bell Street | Part Two: 2pm, meet at the Lighthouse | Part Three: 5pm, meet at the Mitchell Library

GCHT’s Deputy Director, Niall Murphy, will lead three interconnected walks from Glasgow’s heart to the West End. Part One will cross the Merchant City from the High Street to the Lighthouse, Part Two will cross the western City Centre from the Lighthouse to the Mitchell, and Part Three will be from the Mitchell to Glasgow University, crossing Kelvingrove Park. Participants can book all three walks, or just one or two.

For Glasgow Doors Open Days this year we will be leading a series of walks all over the city, exploring Glasgow’s architecture, history and local culture. The walks are free but booking is required.

For more information about any of our Doors Open Days activities, or for help with booking please email events@glasgowheritage.org.uk 

The Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival is an annual event which takes place across the city during the third week in September. Buildings open their doors and give free access to the public to showcase the city’s architecture and heritage. For more information, please visit www.glasgowdoorsopendays.org.uk 

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Walk: Railway Metropolis

Tuesday 17th September

Part One: 11:am | Part Two: 1:30pm | Meeting point for Parts One and Two is Springburn Railway Station 

Author and guide Ian R Mitchell will lead two interconnected walks that explore Glasgow’s railway heritage, which was just as important an industry as shipbuilding. Part One is a loop around Springburn park, former Railway Metropolis, and Part Two heads through Garngad to Dennistoun. Both walks will include a tour of the former North British Locomotive Works. You can sign up for one or both of the walks.

For Glasgow Doors Open Days this year we will be leading a series of walks all over the city, exploring Glasgow’s architecture, history and local culture. The walks are free but booking is required.

For more information about any of our Doors Open Days activities, or for help with booking please email events@glasgowheritage.org.uk 

The Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival is an annual event which takes place across the city during the third week in September. Buildings open their doors and give free access to the public to showcase the city’s architecture and heritage. For more information, please visit www.glasgowdoorsopendays.org.uk 

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Glasgow Doors Open Days Lunchtime Talk: The Glasgow Cenotaph

Friday 14th September, 1pm
Venue: GCHT Offices, 54 Bell St
Duration: 50 mins approx.

Niall Murphy, Deputy Director of Glasgow City Heritage Trust, tells the story of the Glasgow Cenotaph and how Sir JJ Burnet’s understated design came about.

The talk will take a closer look at Sir JJ Burnet’s subtle design for the Glasgow Cenotaph with its superb sculpture by Ernest Gillick. Niall will demonstrate how the Glasgow Cenotaph fits into Sir JJ Burnet’s oeuvre and seek to illustrate how it fits into the hierarchy and sequence of war memorials Burnet produced for the Imperial War Graves Commission amongst others.

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Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival is an annual event taking place across the city during the third week in September. Buildings open their doors and give free access to the public to showcase the city’s architecture and heritage. As well as access to buildings, the week-long programme includes walks, tours, talks and special events.

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Glasgow Historic Environment: A Snapshot – 2019

Ever wondered which buildings in your neighbourhood are listed, or even on Scotland’s Buildings at Risk Register?

Our new interactive map shows data collated between February and April 2018 which gives a snapshot of the current state of Glasgow’s historic built environment.

Blog Post: Ghosts and Zombies

Read our latest blog post about our Ghost Signs of Glasgow project, pondering the nature of ghost signs and what they tell us about the urban landscape.

Enjoy Family Fun with our Kids Trails!

So…we’re allowed out every day for a walk, we have kids at home to entertain and the streets are deserted – sounds like an ideal time to have a go at some heritage detective work!

Become a Friend of Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Glasgow City Heritage Trust is an independent charity and your support is crucial to ensure that our charitable work promoting the understanding, appreciation and conservation of Glasgow’s historic buildings for the benefit of the city’s communities and its visitors continues now, and in the future.

The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our loyalty scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.

Glasgow Doors Open Days Guided Walk 4: George Square

Thursday 13th September, 1pm
Meeting Point: The south side of the Monument to Walter Scott  
Duration: 50 mins approx.

Highlights include an examination of each of the monuments, an explanation of why the various people were selected for immortalisation and who the sculptors were. The tour will take a closer look at Sir JJ Burnet’s subtle design for the Cenotaph with its superb sculpture by Ernest Gillick. Finally, the tour will also look at the overall positions of the monuments, how they have moved over time and if a pattern to their arrangement is discernible.

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Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival is an annual event taking place across the city during the third week in September. Buildings open their doors and give free access to the public to showcase the city’s architecture and heritage. As well as access to buildings, the week-long programme includes walks, tours, talks and special events.

You might also be interested in…

Glasgow Historic Environment: A Snapshot – 2019

Ever wondered which buildings in your neighbourhood are listed, or even on Scotland’s Buildings at Risk Register?

Our new interactive map shows data collated between February and April 2018 which gives a snapshot of the current state of Glasgow’s historic built environment.

Blog Post: Ghosts and Zombies

Read our latest blog post about our Ghost Signs of Glasgow project, pondering the nature of ghost signs and what they tell us about the urban landscape.

Enjoy Family Fun with our Kids Trails!

So…we’re allowed out every day for a walk, we have kids at home to entertain and the streets are deserted – sounds like an ideal time to have a go at some heritage detective work!

Become a Friend of Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Glasgow City Heritage Trust is an independent charity and your support is crucial to ensure that our charitable work promoting the understanding, appreciation and conservation of Glasgow’s historic buildings for the benefit of the city’s communities and its visitors continues now, and in the future.

The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our loyalty scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.

SOLD OUT! Glasgow Doors Open Days Guided Walk 3: Ingram Street

Wednesday 12th September, 1pm
Meeting Point: The front steps to GOMA
Duration: 50 mins approx.

Highlights include the link between Paris’s Arc du Triomphe and the Monument to the Duke of Wellington; Corinthian’s connection to Liverpool; Sir JJ Burnet’s baroque TSB Banking Hall; one of the finest examples of Post-Modernism in the UK; the decadence of Versailles comes to Glasgow; and, the paired Triumphal Arches of John Street – one of the great moments in 20th Century Scottish architecture.

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You might also be interested in…

Glasgow Historic Environment: A Snapshot – 2019

Ever wondered which buildings in your neighbourhood are listed, or even on Scotland’s Buildings at Risk Register?

Our new interactive map shows data collated between February and April 2018 which gives a snapshot of the current state of Glasgow’s historic built environment.

Blog Post: Ghosts and Zombies

Read our latest blog post about our Ghost Signs of Glasgow project, pondering the nature of ghost signs and what they tell us about the urban landscape.

Enjoy Family Fun with our Kids Trails!

So…we’re allowed out every day for a walk, we have kids at home to entertain and the streets are deserted – sounds like an ideal time to have a go at some heritage detective work!

Become a Friend of Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Glasgow City Heritage Trust is an independent charity and your support is crucial to ensure that our charitable work promoting the understanding, appreciation and conservation of Glasgow’s historic buildings for the benefit of the city’s communities and its visitors continues now, and in the future.

The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our loyalty scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.

 

Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival is an annual event taking place across the city during the third week in September. Buildings open their doors and give free access to the public to showcase the city’s architecture and heritage. As well as access to buildings, the week-long programme includes walks, tours, talks and special events.

Glasgow Doors Open Days Guided Walk 1: Buchanan Street

Monday 10th September, 1pm
Meeting Point: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Steps  
Duration: 50 mins approx.

Highlights include a little slice of Italian fascist architecture; a Testimonial which turns a corner German style; Sir JJ Burnet’s Athenaeum and Athenaeum Theatre; Glasgow’s ‘Anything you can do I can do better’ moment; a Venetian palace with some very stern keystones; why Plagiarism is not a good strategy, especially when you get caught; and, Glasgow’s Versace moment.

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You might also be interested in…

Glasgow Historic Environment: A Snapshot – 2019

Ever wondered which buildings in your neighbourhood are listed, or even on Scotland’s Buildings at Risk Register?

Our new interactive map shows data collated between February and April 2018 which gives a snapshot of the current state of Glasgow’s historic built environment.

Blog Post: Ghosts and Zombies

Read our latest blog post about our Ghost Signs of Glasgow project, pondering the nature of ghost signs and what they tell us about the urban landscape.

Enjoy Family Fun with our Kids Trails!

So…we’re allowed out every day for a walk, we have kids at home to entertain and the streets are deserted – sounds like an ideal time to have a go at some heritage detective work!

Become a Friend of Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Glasgow City Heritage Trust is an independent charity and your support is crucial to ensure that our charitable work promoting the understanding, appreciation and conservation of Glasgow’s historic buildings for the benefit of the city’s communities and its visitors continues now, and in the future.

The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our loyalty scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.

 

Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival is an annual event taking place across the city during the third week in September. Buildings open their doors and give free access to the public to showcase the city’s architecture and heritage. As well as access to buildings, the week-long programme includes walks, tours, talks and special events.

SOLD OUT! Glasgow Doors Open Days Guided Walk 2: Royal Exchange Square

Tuesday 11th September, 1pm
Meeting Point: Entrance to former St Vincent Place public toilets  
Duration: 50 mins approx.

Highlights include the tragedy of W J Anderson, James Miller’s Anchor Line Building, the influence of Michelangelo; David Hamilton’s Royal Exchange Square; a Renaissance palace; Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow Herald Building (aka the Lighthouse); can Brutalism be touchy feely; and, the site of the original Miss Cranston’s Buchanan Street tea room.

We're sorry, but all tickets sales have ended because the event is expired.

You might also be interested in…

Glasgow Historic Environment: A Snapshot – 2019

Ever wondered which buildings in your neighbourhood are listed, or even on Scotland’s Buildings at Risk Register?

Our new interactive map shows data collated between February and April 2018 which gives a snapshot of the current state of Glasgow’s historic built environment.

Blog Post: Ghosts and Zombies

Read our latest blog post about our Ghost Signs of Glasgow project, pondering the nature of ghost signs and what they tell us about the urban landscape.

Enjoy Family Fun with our Kids Trails!

So…we’re allowed out every day for a walk, we have kids at home to entertain and the streets are deserted – sounds like an ideal time to have a go at some heritage detective work!

Become a Friend of Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Glasgow City Heritage Trust is an independent charity and your support is crucial to ensure that our charitable work promoting the understanding, appreciation and conservation of Glasgow’s historic buildings for the benefit of the city’s communities and its visitors continues now, and in the future.

The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our loyalty scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.

 

Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival is an annual event taking place across the city during the third week in September. Buildings open their doors and give free access to the public to showcase the city’s architecture and heritage. As well as access to buildings, the week-long programme includes walks, tours, talks and special events.