Glasgow Central Mosque is the first purpose-built mosque in Glasgow and the largest in Scotland. Muslims pray, learn, get married or attend funerals and non-Muslims visit throughout the year. See how Islamic architecture and Glasgow’s characteristic red sandstone come together in this unique building.
It was formally opened in 1984, built on a 4-acre (16,000 m2) site. The preferred architectural design meant that the architect had to travel to Turkey and Jeddah.
The courtyard of the mosque is in keeping with the traditional Arabesque style. It is enclosed on one of its sides by gardens and on the other by a long facade of arched windows. The main entrance is arched with etched glass doors of a floral design. In the courtyard, one of the most noticeable features is the Minaret where traditionally the Muezzin recites the call to prayer stands. The other more noticeable feature is the dome above the main prayer hall allowing natural light into the building. The mosque combines Islamic architecture with the characteristic Old Red Sandstone material used to build many of Glasgow’s buildings.
Open Saturday and Sunday @ 11am till 5pm – No booking necessary
Tours Saturday and Sunday @ 11:30am, 12:30pm, 14:30pm, 15:30pm, 16:30pm
Tour duration: 30 minutes