Rosemary GraceEconomic Development OfficerInverclyde Council75-81 Cathcart StreetGreenockPA15 1DETel: 01475 715555
Your chance to have a look inside more than 40 of Inverclyde’s most interesting and fascinating buildings, both old and new, this September during Inverclyde's Doors Open Days.
All of Inverclyde's programme is listed below or you can download the Inverclyde Doors Open brochure at: www.inverclyde.gov.uk/events
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Designed by A Adamson, the museum houses outstanding collections of fine art, local heritage, technology and culture in a wonderful Grade A listed Victorian museum.
There is also an art gallery and a temporary exhibition programme.Museum staff on hand to answer questions.
On show will be the commemorative exhibition Inverclyde's War 1914-1918 supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Shop. Disabled access and toilets on the ground floor.
Opportunity to view this Category 'A' listed building.
The Club was founded in 1866 by the owners of houses on the Esplanade. The formed the West of Scotland Amateur Boat Club and constructed the clubhouse. In 1885 the Club was granted the Royal Charter after providing a boat that was used to row Queen Victoria.
The Clubhouse is on two levels. On the upper level we have the bar, a large hall, a full sized snooker table and a members’ lounge. There is also a balcony with scenic views over the Clyde. The lower level has a boat repair workshop, canoe and rowing boat storage.
The Mariners Home was built by Mr W King, Contractor & Builder, Houston in 1850 and opened in 1954. The front of the building ranging from 1500-1540 in a Tudor period of Gothic architecture.
Currently a Care Home for the elderly and specialist unit for Korsakoff mainly for retired seafarers but currently open to all.
The present building was consecrated in 1878, designed by Paley and Austin of Lancaster - their only Scottish church.
The intricately carved rood screen based on a medieval screen in Gloucestershire and designed by H Q Tarbolton, was given by the family of Sir John Kerr, one time Governor of Bengal.
Volunteers will be available to answer questions.
Sunday service at 11.00am
The Beacon opened in January 2013 and is one of the finest arts venues in the UK. Situated at Customhouse Quay in Greenock, it enjoys a spectacular lcoation overlooking the Clyde estuary towards the hills of Argyll and Dunbartonshire. There are two performing spaces. a Bistro/bar and event rooms for up to 170 guests.
Guided tours will commence at the following times and will last around an hour....10:00 and 11:00 (access all areas) and 13:00 and 14:00 (studio theatre closed for rehearsal).
The Scottish Civic Trust: The Tobacco Merchants House, 42 Miller Street,Glasgow, G1 1DT
Tel: 0141 221 1466, Fax: 0141 248 6952,Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Scottish Civic Trust is a registered Scottish charity. Charity No. SC012569
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