Riverside's Hidden Histories

Riverside's Hidden Histories

​​Riverside Museum features in new audio tour of Govan​

Riverside Museum features in a new audio walking tour to celebrate Govan’s rich entertainment history!

This new tour begins at Riverside Museum, taking in two displays here – and concludes just across the River Clyde, in Govan’s nearby Elder Park. (You can do this by crossing the River (in summer by ferry, or using Glasgow’s Subway). Along the way, you can visit the ancient Govan Stones in Govan Old Church, and the new Fairfield Heritage centre.

Tour features interviews with 12 Govanites sharing hilarious memories of dancing the night away, going to ‘the pictures’ at the grand Lyceum or the ‘Flea Pit’, and attending the annual Govan Fair. Local experts walk you through Govan, highlighting Fairfield Shipyard, George Wyllie’s ‘Launch’ sculpture in Elder Park, and Govan’s own radio station – Sunny Govan.

You can download the tour here

For more info visit the website ​

​The tour is part of Govan's Hidden Histories, a project initiated by artist and researcher tara s Beall as part of practice-based doctoral research based at University of Glasgow, Theatre Studies. Her research aims to develop new strategies for museums to work with local communities as equal partners.​
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