A rare survivor...
Welcome to Govan Old, one of the most important historic sites in Glasgow dating back at least 1500 years.
A new beginning and a new life beckon for the former Govan Old church, as its changed owners embark on ambitious plans to place the A-listed building at the very heart of local regeneration. On a par with national sites such as Iona and St Andrews as one of the earliest places of Christian worship in Scotland, Govan’s pre-eminence and historic significance have largely been ignored and its potential untapped. The community, as the new owners, plan to change all that through the creation of a visitor centre telling Govan’s unsung story.
Surveying the Govan Stones
A new measured survey of Govan’s early medieval sculpture will soon be available to view via Historic Environment Scotland’s Canmore resource. Thanks to the keen eye and artistic skill of Measured Survey Manager John Borland (recently retired), every tiny detail of the Govan Stones collection has been intricately captured and rendered in pencil. On your next visit to Govan Old, we invite you to grab your own sketchbook and let the symbols on the stones inspire your creativity!
Taking over the museum
The Govan Stones team will soon extend a warm invite to a broad range of local curators-in-waiting. Kicking off in 2022, local groups of all ages and backgrounds, including Govan’s New Scot community, local schools and social clubs will grab the chance to take charge of the Govan Stones visitor centre to stage temporary exhibitions, themed guided tours and events – all curated by the community themselves! Our new Govan Stones Museum Take-over pilot scheme is generously funded by Museums Galleries Scotland. Get in touch HERE if you’d like to discuss a Govan Stones Museum Take-over collaboration for your group.
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