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Merchant City Women’s Heritage Walk

15th April, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

£6 – £10
Close up of a hospital sign carved in stone.

Close up of a hospital sign.Our Women Make History project has uncovered many resourceful, radical and creative women who ought to be better known. These guided walks put them in the limelight and ensure that their contributions to Glasgow, both past and present, are celebrated, valued and more widely recognised.

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

Merchant City Women’s Heritage Walk, Sunday 15th April, 2pm to 4pm, £10/£6

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.

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. This walk is BSL interpreted.

Meeting Point: Under the main archway of the Old Rottenrow Maternity Hospital, corner of Rottenrow and North Portland St. Please do not arrive without having booked your place in advance as tour guides are not able to take payment, and the walk may be full. Bookings close on the Thursday prior to the women’s heritage walk.


This event is now fully booked. Please email katie.reid@womenslibrary.org.uk to add your name to the waiting list. In your email please let us know how many tickets you would like and leave your mobile number. 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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15th April, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£6 – £10
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267


Merchant City Walk Start Point
Glasgow, G4
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0141 550 2267