CREDIT: GOVAN HIDDEN HISTORIES
Come with us on an entertaining tour about Govan and Glasgow’s entertainment history! This self-led walk starts at the Riverside Museum and ends in nearby Govan, an area of Glasgow famous for shipbuilding, ancient kings, and braw humour.
Guided by local experts, the tour features hilarious stories of Govanites dancing the
night away, going to the pictures, heckling at political meetings, and more.
The tour stops at the former Fairfield Shipbuilding Office and the Govan Old Church to see the ancient ‘hogback’ stones.
The Entertaining Govan Walking Tour features interviews with 11 Govanites sharing hilarious memories of the dancin’ , going to ‘the pictures’ at the grand Lyceum or the ‘Flea Pit’, and attending the annual Govan Fair.
Our local experts walk you through Govan, highlighting Fairfield Shipyard, George Wyllie’s ‘Launch’ sculpture in Elder Park, and Govan’s own radio station – Sunny Govan.
We’ve created an audio guide, downloadable route maps to help you find your way, and there is also a Google map.
Download this map which shows the walk from The Riverside Museum, crossing the River Clyde (in summer by ferry, or using Glasgow’s Subway) to Govan’s Elder Park.