Glasgow Necropolis Walking Tours Programme and Events

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 glasgownecropolistours@gmail.com to book a date from our tour 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.

General Walking Tour Programme 2022

Tours last approx. two hours.

  • Sunday 4th December @ 11.00am – Tour Guide Duncan Sloan ***Fully Booked***
  • Saturday 31st December @ 12.00 noon  – Tour  Guides Tour Guides Gavin & Joyce McNae***Fully Booked***

Please see below for details of how to book a tour.

General Walking Tour Programme 2023

Tours last approx. two hours.

January

  • Saturday 7th January @ 12.00 noon – Tour Guides Scott Kerr & Claire McArthur***Fully Booked***
  • Sunday 22nd January @ 11.00am – Tour Guide Annette Mullen***Fully Booked***

February

  • Saturday 4th February @ 1.00pm – Tour Guides Colin Campbell & Claire McArthur
  • Sunday 19th February @ 2.00pm – Tour Guides Annette Mullen & Jill Carrick

March

  • Saturday 4th March @ 1.00pm – Tour Guides Sarah Morrison & Jill Carrick
  • Sunday 19th March @ 11.00am – Tour Guides Gavin & Joyce McNae & Claire McArthur

April

  • Saturday 1st April @ 1.00pm – Tour Guides Scott Kerr & Jill Carrick
  • Sunday 16th April @ 2.00pm – Tour Guide Annette Mullen
  • Saturday 29th April @ 1.00pm – Tour Guide Claire McArthur

May

  • Sunday 14th May @ 12.00 noon – Tour Guide Colin Campbell
  • Saturday 27th May @ 11.00am – Tour Guide Jill Carrick

June

  • Sunday 4th June @ 11.00am – Tour Guide Annette Mullen
  • Saturday 17th June @ 1.00pm – Tour Guide Scott Kerr

July

  • Sunday 2nd July @ 2.00pm – Tour Guide Claire McArthur
  • Saturday 15th July @ 11.00am – Tour Guide Jill Carrick
  • Sunday 30th July @ 12.00 noon – Tour Guide Sarah Morrison

August

  • Sunday 6th August @ 1.00pm – Tour Guides Gavin & Joyce McNae
  • Saturday 12th August @ 2.00pm – Tour Guides Scott Kerr & Annette Mullen
  • Saturday 12th August @ 5.00pm – Tour Guides Scott Kerr & Annette Mullen
  • Sunday 27th August @ 11.00am – Tour Guide Sarah Morrison

September

  • Saturday 9th September @ 12.00 noon – Tour Guide Claire McArthur

October

  • Sunday 1st October @ 12.00 noon – Tour Guide Jill Carrick
  • Saturday 14th October @ 1.00pm – Tour Guide Colin Campbell
  • Sunday 29th October @ 11.00am – Tour Guide Sarah Morrison

November

  • Remembrance Sunday 12th November @ 1.00pm – Tour Guides Annette Mullen & Scott Kerr
  • Saturday 25th November @ 12.00 noon – Tour Guide Claire McArthur

December

  • Sunday 3rd December @ 11.00am – Tour Guide Scott Kerr
  • Saturday 16th December @ 12.00 noon – Tour Guide Colin Campbell
  • Sunday 31st December @ 11.00am  – Tour Guides Gavin & Joyce McNae

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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