Provand's Lordship

Museums Central Glasgow
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A rare chance to experience Old Glasgow

This house dates to 1471 so can legitimately be described as late medieval, albeit very late medieval. It's the oldest surviving building of its kind in the city centre, a Grade A listed monument and gives some insight into what the area was like when James III was on the throne, before mercantilism and industry rolled over the top of a formerly pleasant stretch of Scottish countryside. Originally part of a complex commissioned by the Bishop of Glasgow that included St Nicholas's Hospital and Chapel, it's the only portion left standing and now serves as a museum. There's a surprisingly pleasant little garden out the back while the interior has 17th century furniture donated by the late Sir William Burrell – of Burrell Collection fame. The building itself sits opposite the St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art by the cathedral precinct in the East End.

By: Keith Davidson

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Venue name: Provand's Lordship
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Address: 3 Castle Street
Glasgow
G4 0RB
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