3 Castle Street, G4 0RB (Cat A)
Dating from 1471, Provand’s Lordship is Glasgow’s oldest remaining house. Step back in time to see how Glasgow life has changed through the centuries. Outside, the medieval ‘Physic’ garden contains herbs and plants traditionally used to heal various parts of the body.
Spread over 3 floors, displays in the house feature a stunning collection of Scottish furniture through the centuries as well as exploring the changing use of the house as the city grew and spread around it.
Explore our portrait gallery on the first floor where we look at Mary Queen of Scots connection with the house, while on the top floor art gallery there are a lovely selection of paintings by William ‘Crimea’ Simpson of Glasgow in the 1840s.
Behind Provands sits the St. Nicholas Garden, laid out in 1993 to represent a medieval ‘Physic’ garden and named after the St. Nicholas Hospital which sat immediately to the south of the house. Each of the 10 flower beds here is home to herbs and plants traditionally used to heal various parts of the body.
Tue-Thu 10am-5pm, Fri-Sun 11am-5pm
Tours available on request; 30 minutes
Booking not required
Accessibility: Wheelchair access to ground floor only. Uneven stairs to upper floors may be an issue for the infirm.
Facilities: Hearing Loop, Information available in braille, Staff will have undergone Accessible Tourism Training
Parking: On street parking available - charges apply