141 BridgegateÂ G1 5HZ
Clarke & Bell, 1873; Nicoll Russell Studios, 2010
Category A Listed
Glasgowâ€™s former fish market, now an arts venue! Visitors will have the chance to take in the buildingâ€™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 Glasgowâ€™s medieval quarter, the Merchant City. Built in 1873, the Briggait served as the cityâ€™s fish market for over 100 years. The building also incorporates the â€˜Merchantâ€™s Steepleâ€™ 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.Â In 2001, Wasps Artistsâ€™ 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 buildingâ€™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
Sat & Sun 10am 4pm. Tours: Sat & Sun 12noon & 2pm; 3/4 hour. Meeting Point: Main Hall Entrance
Full Disabled Access
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
0141 553 5890