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Pollok House

15 September 2018 (Sat-Sun 10am-5pm, last admission 4.30pm)

16 September 2018

Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival

Pollok House is the ancestral home of the Maxwell family. The present house dates from around 1752 and contains one of the finest collections of Spanish art in the United Kingdom together with furniture and furnishings appropriate to an Edwardian country house.

Friendly guides are always on hand to entertain children (and adults alike!) with stories about the house�s contents and inhabitants.

Outside, you�re spoilt for choice. Pollok House is set in the middle of Pollok Country Park, which is the perfect place for young explorers to roam in the woods, splash about next to the river or swing in the adventure playground. Make sure you take them to visit the Highland cattle on the way.

Facilities

Parking info: The Car Park at the front of the House can be used with additional parking available in the Car Park known as the Riverside Car Park to the right of the House. Car parking on site is free.

Accessibility: Parking: Blue badge parking is available in the car park at the front of Pollok House. Additional parking is available in the lower courtyard on the West side of the house through the archway. This limited parking area is the closest to our accessible entrance. Please use the circular bell on the right hand side of the double brown doors. We aim to answer as quickly as possible. However it is advisable to call 0844 493 2202 if we cannot meet our aim. Should both car parks be full there is extra parking in The Riverside Car Park further on west of the House. Please also note there are cobbles leading from the main car park to the accessible entrance. Cobbles can cause people using mobility equipment discomfort. Inside the house there is an additional needs toilet at the accessible entrance. From the accessible entrance in The Servant’s Quarters you can freely visit The Kitchen Restaurant, The Gun Room (by guided tour only), The China Closet, The Dry Goods Store and The Still Room Food Shop. There is a platform lift for you to enjoy further shopping in The Gift Shop. Just to make you aware the safe working load is one person in a wheelchair at a combined weight of 150kg (330lbs). This generally is not suitable for motorised chairs. There is a wheelchair available on site. From this level there is a lift to take you to the main floor of the house.

 

Additional: Whilst baby back carriers are not admitted in Main House they are allowed in basement servants’ quarters.
Buggies/pushchairs are not permitted in the main house but are allowed in basement servants’ quarters and garden. There is a buggy park available in the servant’s quarters for pushchairs and junior bikes.

Key Information

Architect: Allan Dreghorn, Robert Roward Anderson

Building Date: 1752, alterations 1888-1908

Doors Open Day 2018:

Sat-Sun 10am-5pm, last admission 4.30pm

??Booking not required

Children�s�

Friendly guides are always on hand to entertain children (and adults alike!) with stories about the house�s contents and inhabitants. An I Spy sheet is available from the Front Desk the aim being to match the magnified corners of artwork and objects to the pictures and objects you see throughout the House.

Address
  • The National Trust for Scotland
  • 2060 Pollokshaws Road
  • Glasgow
  • G43 1AT