Established by House for an Art Lover within the former stables and dovecote building, our Heritage Centre is an educational facility showcasing the rich and diverse history of Bellahouston and the surrounding area.
In our Heritage Centre you can:
• Explore the history of Govan, from its early days right through to the expansion of industry and glory days of shipbuilding
• Enjoy a fascinating documentary exhibition presenting the diverse range of architecture, public art and sculpture in the local area.
• Learn about the British Empire Exhibition of 1938 in a dedicated showcase, featuring an animated “fly-through” designed by Glasgow School of Art’s digital design studios.
• Research and discover at our archive rooms, containing a range of original and facsimile artefacts and publications relating to all our displays and archives.*
Access to the Heritage Centre will be suspended as of Wednesday 11 April due to a change in exhibitions.
During Glasgow International 2018 (20 April - 07 May 2018) the Heritage Centre will host a temporary exhibition by artist Rosie O'Grady.
The information panels normally on display in the Heritage Centre have been removed and instead Rosie O'Grady presents her project 'May Day' which attempts to agitate how artist Margaret Macdonald is represented. As Glasgow marks 150 years since the birth of Macdonald's collaborator and husband, architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, this project remodels Macdonald's gesso panel 'The May Queen' as a crop circle. In 2016, French educators Marie-Noelle Lanuit and Jean-Claude Piquard created a giant clitoris-shaped crop circle to protest the marginialisation of female sexual pleasure. Drawing upon a shift in the social and political history of May Day, it explores how crop circles might depart from associations with the paranormal and hoaxes to become a mode of protest and distress signal.