Glasgow Necropolis Walking Tours Programme and Events

Bespoke and Private  Tours

WALKING TOURS PROGRAMME 2019 – DATES BELOW

The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis are delighted to offer friendly and informal Walking Tours of the Glasgow Necropolis. Run by our extremely, well-informed, volunteer tour guides who give their time and commitment to share their passion for this outstanding cemetery to the visitors to the Glasgow Necropolis. Our tours are designed to provide an introduction and overview to the 37 acre (15 hectare) historically significant Victorian Cemetery. Telling the stories of some of the 50,000 people interred within its magnificent gates and their contribution to making Glasgow the second City of the Victorian Empire.

All donations are hugely welcome and we do ask if you can be generous as all donations go entirely towards the conservation and restoration of the Glasgow Necropolis. Booking is essential. Our current restoration project is that of the Monteath Mausoleum. Donations can be made in advance via Monteath Appeal page.  Paypal or with cash or cheque on the day. Booking is essential.  CONTACT tours@glasgownecropolis.org to book a date from our 2019 programme.

Bespoke and Private Tours

If you would like a Bespoke and Private Tour at a time and date to suit you, given enough advance notice and the availability of our volunteer guides we can give you a very special tour. Private tours are a great idea as a gift. Ideal for small and large groups and organisations. Booking is essential.

CONTACT tours@glasgownecropolis.org to book and discuss details.

Guide Books

If you prefer to take a walk round in your own time but would like a little help we have an easy to follow pocket guide to 60 of the most famous monuments see our Books page. Some of the proceeds of this sale go to the restoration of the Glasgow Necropolis. If you are not on one of our tours there are no toilet facilities apart from nearby St Mungo’s Museum which is
closed on Mondays and closes on other days at 5pm (no admittance after 4.30pm).


Walking Tour Programme 2019

These informal and informative tours of the Glasgow Necropolis will be undertaken, weather permitting, as per the dates noted below.   The tour guides assigned to each tour are also listed below. The assignations are subject to change.

The Saturday and Sunday tours last approximately two hours and are general walking tours.

The Friday Twilight Tour last an hour and features Glasgow’s most famous anatomists, artists, writers and inventors.

Prior booking is essential. To book a place on a tour, please visit the Booking a Tour section of this page.

December 2019
• Saturday 7th December @ 1.00pm – Tour Guide Jannis Low
• Sunday 29th December @ 11.00am – Tour Guide Gavin & Joyce McNae


Walking Tour Programme 2020

These informal and informative tours of the Glasgow Necropolis will be undertaken, weather permitting, as per the dates noted below.   The tour guides assigned to each tour are also listed below. The assignations are subject to change.

The Saturday and Sunday tours last approximately two hours and are general walking tours.

The Friday Twilight Tour last an hour and features Glasgow’s most famous anatomists, artists, writers and inventors.

These informal and informative tours of the Glasgow Necropolis will be undertaken, weather permitting, as per the dates noted below.   The tour guides assigned to each tour are also listed below. The assignations are subject to change.

The Saturday and Sunday tours last approximately two hours and are general walking tours.

The Friday Twilight Tour last an hour and features Glasgow’s most famous anatomists, artists, writers and inventors.

Prior booking is essential. To book a place on a tour, please visit the Booking a Tour section of this page.

January 2020

  • Saturday 4th January @ 12.00 noon – Tour Guides Scott Kerr & Annette Mullen
  • Sunday 26th January @ 11.00am – Tour Guides Gavin & Joyce McNae

February 2020

  • Saturday 1st February @ 1.00pm – Tour Guides Duncan Sloan & John MacAskill
  • Sunday 23rd February @ 12.00 noon – Tour Guide Sarah Morrison
  • Friday 28th February @ 2.00pm – Tour Guide Ruth Johnston

March 2020

  • Saturday 7th March @ 2.00pm – Tour Guide Nigel Willis
  • Sunday 22nd March @ 1.00pm – Tour Guides Jannis Low & John MacAskill
  • Friday 27th March @ 2.00pm – Tour Guide Ruth Johnston

April 2020

  • Saturday 4th April @ 12.00 noon – Tour Guides Annette Mullen & Scott Kerr
  • Friday 10th April @ 6.00pm – Tour Guide Ruth Johnston
  • Sunday 19th April @ 11.00am – Tour Guides Gavin & Joyce McNae

May 2020

  • Saturday 9th May @ 1.00pm – Tour Guides Duncan Sloan & John MacAskill
  • Sunday 24th May @ 2.00pm – Tour Guide Sarah Morrison
  • Friday 29th May @ 6.00pm Tour – Guide Ruth Johnston

June 2020

  • Saturday 6th June @ 2.00pm – Tour Guide Nigel Willis
  • Sunday 21st June @ 1.00pm – Tour Guides Jannis Low
  • Friday 26th June @ 6.00pm- Tour Guide Ruth Johnston

July 2020

  • Saturday 4th July @ 2.00pm – Tour Guide Duncan Sloan
  • Sunday 19th July @ 11.00am – Tour Guide Gavin & Joyce McNae
  • Friday 31st July @ 6.00pm – Tour Guide Ruth Johnston

August 2020

  • Saturday 8th August @ 1.00pm – Tour Guide John MacAskill
  • Saturday 22nd August @ 2.00pm & 5.00pm – Tour Guides Scott Kerr & Annette Mullen
  • Friday 28th August @ 6.00pm – Tour Guide Ruth Johnston

September 2020

  • Sunday 6th September @ 12.00 noon – Nigel Willis
  • Friday 25th September @ 6.00pm – Tour Guide Ruth Johnston

October 2020

  • Saturday 3rd October @ 12.00 noon – Tour Guide Duncan Sloan
  • Sunday 25th October @ 2.00pm – Tour Guide Jannis Low
  • Friday 30th October @ 2.00pm – Tour Guide Ruth Johnston

November 2020

  • Sunday 8th November @ 1.00pm – Tour Guides Annette Mullen & Scott Kerr
  • Saturday 21st November @ 12.00 noon – Tour Guide Sarah Morrison
  • Friday 27th November @ 2.00pm – Tour Guide Ruth Johnston

December 2020

  • Sunday 5th December @ 11.00am – Tour Guides Gavin & Joyce McNae
  • Sunday 27th December @ 1.00pm – Tour Guides Annette Mullen & Scott Kerr

Booking a Tour

Prior booking is essential, with members of The Friends of the Glasgow Necropolis having priority booking. All other places will be allocated on a first come basis and the meeting point will be provided with every confirmed booking.

Please contact tours@glasgownecropolis.org  with details of the tour that you wish to attend and the number of places that you wish to reserve. Please be aware our organisation is run by volunteers and as a result there may be a short delay in us getting back you. We’ll reply as soon as we can, so please be patient with us!

Planning your Visit

The Glasgow Necropolis is located near Glasgow’s medieval St Mungo’s Cathedral and is on the second highest hill in Glasgow. In winter months the weather can be very intemperate so
please wear suitable clothing and footwear suitable for the uneven paths. Allow approximately 2 hours for your visit as the cemetery covers 37 acres. If you have to rest please use some of
the low walls to sit on. Please do not climb on the memorials, please keep to the paths and if you are not on one of our tours there are no toilet facilities apart from nearby St Mungo’s
Museum. Please note St Mungo’s is closed on Mondays and closes on other days at 5pm.

Click here to find out more about the Location of the Necropolis and how to get there.

Talk and Presentation

If you would like us to visit your organisation to give a presentation on the subject of Glasgow Necropolis, or a show film on the wildlife in the Necropolis or both, contact:chair@glasgownecropolis.org

 
 
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