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CANCELLED: Necropolis Women’s Heritage Walk

16th May at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

£6 – £10
Necropolis Women's Heritage Walk. Credit: GWL

As spring returns, so do our ever-popular women’s heritage walks.  Led by our volunteer tour guides, they show Glasgow’s neighbourhoods in a new light, making visible the hidden and overlooked contributions women have made to the city.

Pick up a Stamp as you Stomp loyalty card, do all 6 of our walks and get a very special Women Make history treat! Large print versions of the tour guides’ scripts are available on the day.

Necropolis Women’s Heritage Walk, Saturday 16th May, 2pm to 4pm, £10/£6


Necropolis Women's Heritage Walk. Credit: GWL
Necropolis Women’s Heritage Walk. Credit: GWL

Take a stroll through this atmospheric Victorian cemetery while our tour guides bring back to life the notorious and forgotten women buried there. This is a hilly walk but the insights on women’s history and the views across Glasgow are spectacular!

I loved the walk; very well-researched and well-presented and a great fun way to spend an afternoon.” – Necropolis Walk attendee

See all our upcoming heritage walks here.

Meeting Point: We meet by the James White Monument in Cathedral Square. 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 Friday prior to the women’s heritage walk.


As of Wednesday 18th March, Glasgow Women’s Library is closed until further notice. We believe that closing our doors is the best way to slow the spread of Covid-19. We are no longer taking bookings for events in our Spring programme, in the understanding that they may not go ahead. If you can check in at the end of April for updates on our website and social media, or by email, please do so. You can find more information on our response to Covid-19 here.

This event is open to all. There are two ticket options for this event: a £10 ticket and a £6 ticket. Our walks raise funds for the Library. Please choose the ticket which you feel most able to pay. We offer the £6 ticket if you are a Friend of GWL. All places must be paid for in advance as tour guides are not able to handle money on the day of the walk. Select the number of tickets you want to book 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. Should you need to cancel a booking for any reason please see our Women’s Heritage Walks Cancellation Policy.


This walk takes place on tarmac roads and paths around the Necropolis and we also move off the paths onto the grass at one or two stops. There is one stop where steps are used.  The Necropolis is on a steep hill and there are no banisters. If you’d like to speak to someone about the walk in advance and let us know your access needs, please contact us – we are happy to answer any questions.

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


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16th May
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£6 – £10
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267


Glasgow Necropolis
Glasgow, G4 0U2 + Google Map