Briggait, The

141 Bridgegate  G1 5HZ

Clarke & Bell, 1873; Nicoll Russell Studios, 2010

Category A Listed

Glasgow’s former fish market, now an arts venue! Visitors will have the chance to take in the building’s stunning and unique architecture, learn more about its fascinating history and take in some fantastic visual art at the same time.

Explore this beautiful Category A listed building in Glasgow’s medieval quarter, the Merchant City. Built in 1873, the Briggait served as the city’s fish market for over 100 years. The building also incorporates the ‘Merchant’s Steeple’ notable for being one of the few remaining parts of Medieval Glasgow.

After the closure of the fish market in 1977 the building lay in a semi derelict state for almost 25 years. By the turn of the millennium it was clear the building was in severe need of some TLC.  In 2001, Wasps Artists’ Studios set out on the long road to redevelop the building into a studio complex and arts venue, which was finally completed in 2009.

The Briggait now provides work space for over 80 visual artists and office space for 25 cultural organisations. The impressive 1873 Hall remains largely unchanged since its inception and now plays host to all manner of exciting and diverse exhibitions and events.

Visitors to the Briggait will have the chance to take in the building’s stunning and unique architecture, to learn more about its fascinating history and take in some fantastic visual art at the same time.

Discover Glasgows Industrial Heritage: You will have the chance to view Glasgows Old Fish Market an exhibition about the Briggaits former life as a fish market and include historical photographs, newspaper extracts and documents.

Number in Brochure: 3

Opening Times

Sat & Sun 10am 4pm. Tours: Sat & Sun 12noon & 2pm; 3/4 hour. Meeting Point: Main Hall Entrance

Access

Full Disabled Access

Facilities

Disabled Toilet
Toilets
Hearing Loop

Getting Here

Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): Argyle Street Train; St Enoch Underground

Parking: On Street Parking Available Charges Apply
King Street Car Park across the Road from building

Contact

0141 553 5890

info@waspsstudios.org.uk

www.waspsstudios.org.uk

www.facebook.com/waspsstudios

https://twitter.com/waspsstudios

 

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The Briggait

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The Briggait
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