Pollok House to close for 2 years

Pollok House to undergo major refurbishment

Pollok House in Glasgow’s Southside is set to close on 20 November 2023 for approximately two years to facilitate the second phase of a £4 million programme of investment led by Glasgow City Council. The works will include roof and general building fabric repairs.

The café in the old servants’ wing on the ground floor and the outdoor space will remain open until the spring of 2024.

Pollok House was built in 1752 and is needing some tlc.

The mansion and the collections cwere gifted to the city by Dame Anne Maxwell Macdonald in 1966. The National Trust for Scotland has managed the house under contract to Glasgow City Council for the past 25 years. Before this, entry to Pollok House was free.

Councillor Ruairi Kelly, Glasgow City Council’s City Convener for Neighbourhood Services and Assets, said:

‘Pollok House is one of Glasgow’s most important heritage assets and I’m very pleased we are investing in a building that adds significantly to the enjoyment of visitors to Pollok Country Park.

‘We have been working in close partnership with the National Trust of Scotland on Pollok House and we want to ensure the whole process of renovation is managed as carefully and as sensitively as possible.

‘A huge amount of work has gone into improving Pollok Country Park and the renovation of Pollok House will add another dimension to one of the most popular parks in Scotland. While Pollok House is closed for refurbishment, we will also be looking closely at how we can improve the visitor experience, and we look forward to when this historic home can reopen again to the public.’




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

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