13 Somerset Place, G3 7JT
1840, John Baird I (Cat B)
A four-storey 18th Century Category B listed, Victorian townhouse in the Kelvingrove Park conservation area. Visit the home of the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland and enjoy classical and jazz music performed live by Scotland’s finest young musicians.
Visit the home of the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland and enjoy classical and jazz music performed live by some of Scotland’s finest young musicians.
The NYOS office and events space is a four-storey, 18th Century, Grade B-listed, early Victorian townhouse on a prominent terrace which overlooks Sauchiehall Street in the Kelvingrove Park conservation area.
The Building was built in 1840 and first entered onto the Sasine register on 25 September 1841. The first owners/developers were James Brown and John Carrick, trustees of architectural firm Brown & Carrick
Subsequent incumbents include Architect, John Honeyman, National Mutual Life Assurance and St Andrews Bridge Club.
NYOS took ownership of the first floor and basement of the building in 1992 and subsequently purchased the second and third floors in 2014. The entire building underwent extensive internal and external refurbishment from 2014-2015, thanks in part to a grant from Glasgow City Heritage Trust. Particular attention was paid to restoring all remaining original features including ornate cornicing, spectacular central copula, pillared entrance and original curved, ornate stairwell.
The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland is unique in providing a complete orchestral experience for its students aged between 8 and 25, through its comprehensive pathway of orchestras, jazz bands, chamber ensembles and an ever-expanding outreach programme.
Booking not required
On street parking available, metered Monday - Friday
*Accessibility: Not suitable for wheelchair users or anyone that has difficulty using stairs. We have 5 steps up to the main entrance and a further two flights of stairs up to the main open spaces on the first and second floors.
The ground and lower basement floors will be locked and not accessible during Doors Open Day.
*Please note a mistake in the brochure originally listed this building as accessible.
Glasgow Building Preservation Trust
Wellpark Enterprise Centre
120 Sydney Street, Glasgow
Registered Company Number: SC079721
Scottish Charity Number: SC015443