161 Nithsdale Road G41 5QS
Architect Unknown, 1878
Category B Listed
Award winning B listed Thomsonesque Villa renovated as a Mosque. Discover unique features such a spiral staircase and an alcove covered in a mirror mosaic. Featuring unmissable exhibition The Celtic Crescent, learn about the Mosque and enjoy some tasty refreshments! Shoes to be removed upon entry.
Norwoodville is an iconic villa in Pollokshields, Europes first planned green suburb. It was built cirica 1878 as a dwelling by an unknown architect and is described as a Thomsonesque Villa. In the 1920s, it was converted into a Synogogue and served the local Orthodox Jewish community of Pollokshields for over 60 years. In 1988, the then vacant building was acquired by Taleem ul Islam Trust for the growing Muslim community. After being extensively renovated in 2006, the building serves as a Mosque and Madrasa; a unique place of worship and study.
This year you can tour the building, find out about the work Madrasa does, learn about the Islamic faith and take in the Celtic Crescent exhibition which charts the centuries old history between Scotland and Islam. For young explorers, there is a fantastic photo gallery of Mosques from around the world.
Part of the Childrens Programme: For young explorers, check out some pictures of mosques from around the world in our mini gallery
Number in Brochure: 77
Sat & Sun 10am 5pm
Restrictions on Access: Visitors will be required to remove their shoes.
Limited Disabled Access
Access to the main hall only.
Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): POLLOKSHIELDS EAST OR WEST /SHIELDS ROAD UNDERGROUND
Parking: On Street Parking Available Free of Charge