0141 445 2340


The museum is currently open from 1pm – 4pm, 

7 afternoons a week,  until  October 31st 2024 

Govan Heritage Trust We’re implementing a 5 year plan to secure a future for Govan Old. FIND OUT MORE The Regeneration Plan Our project needs your help to get our ambitious plans across the fundraising finish line. FIND OUT MORE Visit with your Group or School Contact us to schedule your group’s free visit and bespoke activities CONTACT US Get Involved with The Govan Stones Project Whether you’re into archaeology, Scottish history, or just want to come along for a blether, learn about a broad range of volunteering opportunities FIND OUT MORE Govan’s Carved Stones Find out more about Govan Old’s early medieval sculpture collection, unparalleled in Scotland. FIND OUT MORE Govan Heritage Trust We’re implementing a 5 year plan to secure a future for Govan Old. FIND OUT MORE

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.

Help to secure the future of the
Govan Stones Project

Visit the Govan Stones News & Events page to find out about upcoming dates for your diary.

Find out about our broad range of fun educational activities for all ages

Latest News

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 extend a warm invite to any local curators-in-waiting. Local groups of all ages and backgrounds, including Govan’s New Scot community, local schools and social clubs can 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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The museum is currently closed.  We will re-open on April 1st 2024

Please get in touch if you want to bring a larger tour group. For more information please contact: info@thegovanstones.org.uk

Govan Stones
866 Govan Rd
G51 3UU

Phone: 0141 445 2340
Email: info@thegovanstones.org.uk