Pollok House

LOCATION

GLASGOW, GLASGOW

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Our View

The house is one of Glasgow's most elegant, and was built by the Maxwell family in the 18th century and expanded between 1890 and 1901, including extensive servants' quarters, which give a real taste of upstairs/downstairs life in the 1930s. The original kitchen is now a restaurant. The rooms are decorated with 18th-century plasterwork, fine furniture and the Stirling Maxwell art collection, including works by Spanish masters El Greco and Goya, as well as art by William Blake and others. The house is in Pollok Country Park, also home of the Burrell Collection.

Pollok House
Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, GLASGOW, G43 1AT

Features

Children
  • Suitable for children of all ages
Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Facilities: Large print guide, talking books, wheelchair, platform lift to shop & main floor house, disabled parking
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Garden & country park open all year, daily; House, shops & tearoom open daily 10-5 (last admission 4.30, lunch served 12-3, last orders 4.30). Please see website for full details

About the area

Discover Glasgow

Scotland’s biggest city is also arguably its youngest. Glasgow may have been founded some 1,500 years ago, but most of what you see today is much more recent. The nightlife is legendary, ranging from a lively clubbing scene to Scottish traditional music in lively bars and pubs. The city claims to be Scotland’s sporting capital, a claim which was reinforced when it was chosen to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Football is as much a local obsession as anywhere in Scotland, with all clubs maintaining a keen rivalry.

Glasgow can claim to be one of Scotland’s most ethnically diverse cities, and it has been since the 19th century. Glasgow’s industrial boom created huge demand for labour at a time when both the Scottish Highlands and Ireland were suffering extreme poverty and even famine, so tens of thousands of people migrated to work in Glasgow’s mills and shipyards. The city also had a sizeable Jewish community, and in the late 19th century, large numbers of Italians migrated to the city. About a century later, Glasgow attracted migrants from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, and as a result you’ll find some of the best Asian food in Scotland here.

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