Interactive Gallus Glasgow Guided Tours

Out and about in the city and looking for a bit of a steer? Why not check out our interactive Gallus Glasgow trails and find out more about the fate of the buildings that are depicted on Sulman’s map?

The Gallus Glasgow project by Glasgow City Heritage Trust tells to story of the city’s Victorian heritage through the eyes of Thomas Sulman, illustrator of the incredible Bird’s Eye View of Glasgow, 1864.

These tours explore the buildings shown on the map, that have survived or been lost, and what they can tell us about Victorian Glasgow. If you download the GuidiGo app to your phone or device you can follow the trail as you walk! 

LOST BUILDINGS

Itinerary: 10 stops
Duration: 2hrs

Stops include a village razed to make way for Central Station, the Lock Hospital for Unfortunate Women and Scotland’s only ‘well managed prison’…

SURVIVING BUILDINGS

Itinerary: 10 stops
Duration: 2hrs

Stops include Glasgow’s own Crystal Palace, Scotland’s first shopping mall and the world’s oldest surviving music hall, hidden above a suspended ceiling trapped in time…

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The Map

“I feel like a bird soaring over the city when I gaze upon Sulman’s map, every nook and cranny with every detail so exact.

I can see where I came from and where I’m at.”

Edward’s story

A DIFFERENT DIRECTION Another day at the warehouse done. He’s a clerk, so there’s always lots of paperwork to get through and it requires great attention to detail. He’s a conscientious and well-organised individual though, so he enjoys it and the satisfaction he gets when a job is done well. 

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