Provand's Lordship

Provand's Lordship

Free entry

Donations welcome

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0141 276 1625

Castle Street, Glasgow, G4 0RB

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Restoration and preservation work is set to begin at Provand's Lordship this month.  

One million pounds of Capital Funding from Glasgow City Council will be invested in repairs to the roof, chimneys and down pipes, treatment to stop and prevent rising damp, and a new lime harling render which 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 “auld hoose” is furnished with a fine selection of 17th-century historic furniture and royal portraits. Step back into medieval Glasgow with a visit to this fascinating building.

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.

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Accessible toilets

Assistance dogs

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.

Hearing loop

Exhibits are not be audio described. There is no hearing assistance system.

If you use British Sign Language, you can watch a British Sign Language introduction to Provand's Lordship.

Wheelchair access

Due to the nature of Provand’s Lordship, the oldest dwelling house in Glasgow, wheelchair and buggy access is confined to the ground floor only.

Additional information

You can find further access information for this venue on the AccessAble website and Euan's Guide website.

View Provand's Lordship floor plan.


Baby feeding


There is an outdoor picnic area and a cafe across the road at St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art. 


Pay and display parking and free disabled parking is available in the car park on Castle Street.

Photography and video recording

At times, Glasgow Life will be on the premises to film and take photos.

Use Traveline Scotland to plan your trip

By train 

The nearest local train station is High Street.

By bus

First Bus services 19, 19A, 38, 57 and 57A all stop near the house.

On foot

The house is located in the city centre, a short walk from Buchanan Street and Argyle Street. It is opposite St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art and Glasgow Cathedral.

At Provand's Lordship you can step back into Glasgow's past in the only house to survive from the medieval city. Provand's Lordship has been extensively restored to give a real flavour of life in medieval Glasgow. This film aims to give you a flavour of this unique building and its contents.

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‘Away for the Day with Glasgow Museums’ is a booklet full of free family fun. Download the booklet to try something new together as a family.

There is a page for each of our museums. You will find activities, suggestions of family-friendly displays to explore, and ideas for what else there is to see and do nearby.

Families who are new to Glasgow Museums and families who have visited our museums before helped to create this booklet – there are top tips inside.

Glasgow Museums belong to you. You and your family are welcome here. We understand that all families have different interests and needs, and we aim to help you to get what you want from your visit.

Have fun and don’t forget to collect your sticker from reception!

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Provand's Lordship

Castle Street, Glasgow, G4 0RB

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What to see at Provand's Lordship

There's lots to see and enjoy at Glasgow's oldest house.

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