6 March 2024

Glasgow’s oldest house reopens on Good Friday

Provand’s Lordship, the oldest house in Glasgow, will reopen on Friday 29 March 2024, the charity Glasgow Life has confirmed.

Upgrading works have included repairs to the building’s roof, chimneys, and downpipes. Doors and windows have been replaced in original styles and protection against rising damp has been added.

Visitors will also see the new lime harling render that helps preserve the building and make it look as it did in the 15th century.

Around £1.6 million was spent on repairs and improvement work which started in the summer of 2022.

Provand’s Lordship is part of Glasgow’s Cathedral Precinct. The area will have a significant part to play in celebrations of Glasgow’s 850th anniversary in 2025.

Glasgow Life Museums teams are already returning objects to display ahead of reopening at the start of the Easter weekend.

Bailie Annette Christie, Chair of Glasgow Life and Convener for Culture, Sport and International Relations for Glasgow City Council, said: “Reopening Provand’s Lordship in time for Easter will offer as many people as possible the chance to visit. Inside, Provand’s Lordship remains a time capsule of medieval Glasgow, showing people what life was like in the city 500 years ago.

“The reopening of Provand’s Lordship comes as visitors have a final opportunity to visit the People’s Palace before it closes for refurbishment. The investment in both these Glasgow icons will protect these important cultural heritage assets for future generations.”

For more information about Glasgow Life Museums, please visit www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums.