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Merchant City Women’s Heritage Walk

23rd April at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

| £6 - £10

Meet the trailblazing women who made the Merchant City and walk with us as we reveal the hidden histories and unsung contributions of the women who shaped the area.

Merchant City Women’s Heritage Walk, Sunday 23rd April, 2pm to 4pm

Let us introduce you to formidable midwives, ‘the Scots Scarlet Pimpernel’ Jenny Patrick, and a hatchet-wielding temperance campaigner from Kentucky known as ‘the bar-room smasher’. Our Merchant City Women’s Heritage Walk digs deeper into the lives of the barnstormers and businesswomen, reporters and radicals who built this part of Glasgow with their determination, talent and skill.

I loved the informality of the event. It felt very welcoming and accessible.” – Tour Participant


Tickets must be booked in advance. This event costs £10 full price. Select the number of tickets you want to book below, or come in to the Library to book.

We offer subsidised places at £6 for students, people on a low income, unemployed or those in receipt of benefit and Friends of GWL. Children 15 and under can attend the walks for free but must be accompanied by an adult. If you are eligible for a subsidised place select the subsidised ticket below, or come in to the Library to book.

If you have a Heritage Walk Voucher, select a ticket below and when you reach the checkout, enter the code written on the back of the voucher as the coupon code.

All places must be paid for in advance as tour guides are not able to handle money on the day of the walk. Start point for the walk will be given in a confirmation email approximately 1 week prior to the walk and we will confirm once payment is received. Please check your spam or junk email folders if you have not received this in your inbox.

We ask that you do not bring dogs (or other pets) other than guide dogs along on the walks. Contact us if you are unsure about anything, we are happy to answer any questions.

Should you need to cancel a booking for any reason please see our Women’s Heritage Walks Cancellation Policy.

Check out our full programme of Women Make History events here, including more walks, a heritage bike ride, reading events and more.


23rd April
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£6 - £10
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267


GWL in Landressy Street
23 Landressy Street
Glasgow,G40 1BPUnited Kingdom
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0141 550 2267