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Women of the Gorbals Heritage Walk

12th May, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

£6 – £10
Women photographed on the Women’s Heritage Walks. Credit: Katy Owen
Women photographed on the Women’s Heritage Walks. Credit: Katy Owen
Women’s Heritage Walks. Credit: Katy Owen

Our sell out women’s heritage walks are back for another season. Led by our Women Make History volunteer tour guides they highlight the hidden histories of trailblazing, hardworking and ingenious women who have inhabited Glasgow over the centuries: from housewives to hawkers, artists to activists, and entrepreneurs to entertainers.

Check out our full programme of Women’s Heritage Walks here.

Women of the Gorbals Heritage Walk, Sunday 12th May, 2pm to 4pm, £10/6, Meet at the Clutha Vaults


“Excellent way to spend afternoon and well worth the ticket cost: will be back!” Walk participant

Our only Women’s Heritage Walk south of the river, this guided tour will take you on a time travelling journey from the Napoleonic Wars to the modern day New Gorbals. Or tour guides will bring alive suffragettes, Jewish and Asian immigrants, hawkers and weavers, all of whom have inhabited this part of Glasgow, often facing daily challenges to make ends meet, but using their resourcefulness and creativity to survive and thrive.


Large print versions of the tour guides’ script are available on the day.


All places must be paid for in advance as tour guides are not able to handle money on the day of the walk. 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. If you are eligible for a subsidised place select the subsidised ticket below, or come in to the Library to book.

The week before the walk we will email all those who’ve booked with information including the meeting point for the walk. 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 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.


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12th May, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£6 – £10
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267


Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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0141 550 2267