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Women of the Merchant City Heritage Walk

3rd June, 2023, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

£6.00 – £10.00

Our sell out women’s heritage walks, led by our volunteer tour guides, show Glasgow’s neighbourhoods in a new light, making visible the often hidden and overlooked contributions women have made to the city.

Pick up a Stamp as you Stomp loyalty card when you attend a walk, do all 6 of our walks and get a very special Women Make history treat!

Women of the Merchant City Heritage Walk, Saturday 3rd June, 2pm to 4pm, £6/10, 16+

Close up of a brick façade which read Glasgow Maternity Hospital engraved into the stone.

Follow our volunteer tour guides from the former Royal Maternity Hospital on Rottenrow to the medeival-looking Mercat Cross and the Tron clock through the streets of the Merchant City. You can expect stories of scandal, vice, radicalism, regeneration and revival on this tour of one of Glasgow’s cosmopolitan hubs.

To find out more about our other women’s heritage walks and trails, including downloadable maps and audio tours visit: https://womenslibrary.org.uk/discover-our-projects/women-make-history/womens-heritage-walks/

“I learnt lots that I’d never heard before and it was a lovely, friendly atmosphere.” – Previous Heritage Walk participant


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.

A 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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3rd June, 2023
2:00pm to 4:00pm
£6.00 – £10.00
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267
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Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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0141 550 2267