25 March 2024

Provand's Lordship reopening activities programme

Close up on the stone wall of an old building with a metal hanging sign that reads Provands Lordship

Provand's Lordship, the oldest house in Glasgow, will host a series of family-friendly activities during the Easter school holidays to mark its reopening.

Glasgow Life has confirmed the museum will welcome back visitors from Friday 29 March. Provand's Lordship is reopening following essential £1.6 million repair works, which will protect the fabric of the building for generations to come and return it to an authentic 15th century appearance.

The museum offers an opportunity to step back into medieval Glasgow and is one of only four surviving buildings constructed in the city during that time.

To mark its reopening, Provand's Lordship will host a series of drop-in sessions, starting with a Haven for Nature event in its Herb Garden on 2, 3 and 4 April (1.30-4.00pm daily). The family-friendly sessions offer a chance to enjoy craft activities and find out what creatures live in and around the garden using natural history specimens from the collection.

The museum will also be home to Echoes of the Past events on 7 and 13 April (11.00am-4.00pm). Run by Living History Scotland, the sessions will take visitors back in time to hear 16th century Renaissance music and song from the court of James V and Mary Queen of Scots.

As part of the programmed activity, Pose for Provand's Portraits sessions will take place at Provand's Lordship on 8, 9, 10, 11 and 14 April (1.30-4.00pm) to give people an opportunity to dress up in period costumes and take selfies while learning about the building's rich history. A Scottish Stories for All event will also be held at the museum on 12 April (11.00-4.00pm).

More information about other upcoming family-friendly activities at Provand's Lordship can be found on the museum's What's on page on the Glasgow Life website.