Glasgow and the Merchant City Slavery and Abolition

Walking TourTobacco Merchants House 42 Miller Street G1 1DTThis walk, guided by Stephen Mullen, takes the audience on an historical journey of discovery through the Merchant City to reveal connections with the built heritage, slavery and the abolition movement.

This walk explores the colonial history of Glasgows built heritage constructed in the Georgian and Victorian period: Tobacco Merchants House, the Cunninghame Mansion, the Merchants House, the Virginia Mansion, Ramshorn Kirk, the Shawfield Mansion and many others. This will be discussed in the wider narrative of Scotlands relationship with New World slavery as well as the abolition movement. The irony is that a city that grew rich over two centuries through the activities of colonial merchants provided the intellectual environment that challenged chattel slavery, the very basis on which the tobacco and sugar trades were based.

Number in Brochure: 159

Tour Times

Sat & Sun 1pm; 1 1/4 hours

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.


Limited Disabled Access

Getting Here

Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): Central Station, St EnochParking: On Street Parking Available Charges Apply

Glasgow and the Merchant City Slavery and Abolition

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Glasgow and the Merchant City Slavery and Abolition
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