Provand's Lordship Provand's Lordship

Provand's Lordship

3 Castle Street, Glasgow, G4 0RH, United Kingdom | 0141 552 8819 | Website

Venue Description

Provand’s Lordship, which was built in 1471 as part of a hospital in the cathedral precinct, is one of only four surviving medieval buildings in Glasgow. Beautifully preserved, the “auld hoose” is furnished with a fine selection of 17th-century Scottish furniture donated by Sir William Burrell, and a series of historic royal portraits. The room settings give a flavour of household interiors around 1500 and 1700, so you can immerse yourself in medieval Glasgow with a visit to this fascinating building. Behind the building sits the St Nicholas Garden, a medicinal herb garden which is an oasis of calm, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Provand’s Lordship Guidebook This special guidebook gives you an insight into the building and history surrounding it. You can purchase this book for only £5.00 by calling St Mungo Museum Shop on 0141 276 1625.


Due to the age of the property many visitors with physical impairments may struggle to reach the upper floors as there are steep, uneven stairs. However a brief film playing at ground level shows visitors the upper floors whilst explaining the history of the house. Wheelchair access is available via the St. Nicholas garden at the rear of the property. BSL introductions are available on our website, and printed information in large print and Braille can be provided on request at the house, as well as an induction loop. An accessible toilet is available in the nearby St. Mungo Museum.

Awards List

Graded 4star by Visit Scotland. Bronze award in Green Tourism Business Scheme


Accessible toilets are available in the neighbouring St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art across the road from Provands Lordship.


Staff are onsite to welcome and answer any questions visitors may have. Most of them will have been trained in assisting visitors with additional needs, including visual impairment, dementia assistance etc. If visitors need special assistance they can call ahead to advise and we will make every effort to help them enjoy a great visit. A full Accessibility Statement can be downloaded from our website.

COVID Precautions

Information about COVID precautions has not been added for this venue.

Assistance dog facilities

Assistance dog exercise facilities

There are no exercise facilities onsite though assistance dogs are welcome

The venue says it has...

  • Audio Described
  • Accessible Format
  • Audio Format
  • Braille
  • Sign Language
  • Disabled Access
  • Induction Loop
  • Large Print
  • Access Statement

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