Outside Govan Subway station, 737 Govan Road, G51 2YJ
The tour will take in Water Row, the edge of the Showpeoples yard, Harland Way alongside the river and culminating at the derelict historic graving docks (dry docks). Hear about proposals to bring the dry docks back to life.
Led by The Clyde Docks Preservation Initiative, the tour will take in Water Row, the edge of the Showpeoples yard, Harland Way alongside the river (where the Harland and Wolff shipyard was once located) and culminating at the derelict historic graving docks (dry docks) below Govan Rd. The dry docks, constructed from hand carved granite, are a category A listed site. They were the largest in Britain when they were built and are now the only remaining dock complex on the upper Clyde. The site has been derelict since closing in 1988. Hear about current proposals to bring the dry docks back to life and make suggestions of your own.
The tour will be an informal and open conversational format rather than a walking lecture, with a number of guides presenting different explanations at each stage of the route. For safety and access reasons we will be unable to explore the graving docks as part of the tour however there is an excellent view of them from the adjoining streets.
Discover Glasgows Industrial Heritage: An understanding of what Glasgows industrial waterfront has lost and what can still be saved.
Number in Brochure: Late Addition
Fri 10am, 1pm, 2.30pm & 4pm
Sat 10am, 11.30am, 2.30pm & 4pm
Sun 11.30am, 1pm & 2.30pm
Lasts 1 hour
Advanced Booking Essential
Additional Booking Information:
Booking opens at 10am on Wednesday 26th August 2015.
Please be aware that Doors Open Day events are very popular and will book out quickly.
Spaces are limited per person.
Please only book for events that you intend to go to and cancel your space as soon as possible if you are unable to attend.
If the event is fully booked please feel free to add yourself to the wait list, if a space becomes available you will be contacted and will have one day to respond. Please be aware that you must add yourself to the waitlist for every space and for the times that you want ie. if looking for three spaces at any time, add your name 3 times to each event time.
Restrictions on Access: Under 16 must be accompanied by parent or guardian, no exception. Comfortable shoes, walking boots or trainers recommended.
Limited Disabled Access
Some kerbs may be problematic e.g. uneven but should be able to move around them
Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): Govan Subway or Govan Ferry from Riverside Museum
Parking: On Street Parking Available Charges Apply
Car park at Water Row
The Clyde Docks Preservation Initiative Limited
0792 832 2507