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People and Places: a stroll through Partick

Meeting Point: Front entrance of Kelvin Hall
Nearest Address to Meeting Point: Kelvin Hall, 1445 Argyle Street
Trail Postcode: G3 8AW

Join us on an informal walking tour of Partick, starting from the Kelvin Hall. Together we shall be exploring the festival’s theme of Sustainable Communities looking at the natural and built environment of this vibrant area. Using archival photographs from Glasgow Museums collections we’ll reflect on how the area has changed. Is it a greener and cleaner place to live now than it was last century? We’ll also look shops and public buildings and how these reflect the changing needs and tastes of the local population. Tour lasts 1 hour, covering a distance of approximately 1.5 miles.


Other Information


Nearest Train and/or Subway: Kelvin Hall subway: Partick train station
Parking: Yes


Physical Access to Building: Limited Access (some areas may be slightly tricky – please explain below)
Further details: We will be walking through busy, urban areas on pavements with a number of road crossings. Some crossings will be controlled by traffic lights, others not. The trail will go along Dumbarton Road which can be particularly busy. Construction work around the university area is ongoing. Not suitable for those with moderate physical access requirements.
Facilities: Seating, Toilet, Wheelchair Accessible Toilet, Refreshments
Additional Access Info: The above facilities will be available at the start and end of the walk in the Kelvin Hall. However once out, we will not have access to facilities.
Additional Restrictions: not suitable for under 16s


Organisation Information:

This walking tour will be led by two members of Glasgow Museum’s learning team based at the Kelvin Hall. The tour will be informal and not overly factual; participants are welcome to share their knowledge and stories of the area as we go.

Saturday @ 11:30am and 2pm

Trail duration: 90 minutes