About Provand's Lordship

The story of Provand's Lordship
Photograph showing the front elevation and entrance sign of Provand's Lordship taken from Castle Street.
Provand’s Lordship was built in 1471 and is one of only four surviving medieval buildings in Glasgow.

Temporarily closed

Restoration and preservation work now underway at Provand's Lordship  

One million pounds of Capital Funding from Glasgow City Council is being invested in repairs to the roof, chimneys and down pipes. Treatment to stop and prevent rising damp, and a new lime harling render will better preserve the fabric of the building, and return it to an authentic 15th Century appearance. The interior will benefit from structural improvements and replacement windows and doors.

Work is expected to take around one year and, following completion of the repairs, Glasgow Life plans to reopen Provand’s Lordship to the public in summer 2023.

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Provand’s Lordship was built in 1471. It is one of only four surviving medieval buildings in Glasgow. The house is furnished with a fine selection of 17th-century historic furniture and royal portraits. A visit to Provand's Lordship, offers an opportunity to step back into medieval Glasgow.

Behind the building sits the St Nicholas Garden, a herb garden which is an oasis of calm, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.