9 Events at Pollok House

  • RESCHEDULED Understanding Traditional Stonework Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design

    RESCHEDULED Understanding Traditional Stonework

    Dates:Thu 30 Jun Location:Pollok House

    A talk by Kinlay Laidlaw, Lead Surveyor in Building Conservation for the National Trust for Scotland.

    Details

    Would you like a better understanding of why all this work is being carried out on the external fabric of Pollok House? Kinlay will look at common issues of decay & deterioration of stonework and the approaches to repair. It also looks at traditional craft skills compared to technologies in modern construction.

    The talk will be followed by a systematic review of important points to consider to ensure a high quality repair outcome. It will be illustrated using some recent work carried out by the Culzean stonemasonry team and hopefully there will be time to look at some of useful case studies.

    As well as professionals, this talk may be of interest to those who own or are responsible for the upkeep of older stone built houses or local tenement buildings.

    The talk is Free, but donations are welcome. Due to limited numbers reservation is necessary.

    Please call 0141 616 6410 to book.

    Dates & Times:

    • 30 Jun 2016 : 13:00 - 14:00

    Contact:

    Talk is free but donations are welcome.

    Booking:

    Due to limited numbers reservation is necessary. Please call 0141 616 6410 to book.
  • Woodland Walk

    Woodland Walk

    Dates:Mon 4 Jul Location:Pollok House

    Get Creative with Nature. This is a gentle woodland walk with a hunt for some wild things from Pollok Park.

    Details

    The walk will be mixed with a search for inspiration from nature to create your own colour palette.

    Bring back something from your scavenger hunt and use it (time permitting) in a creative activity in the Learning Room, e.g. leaf painting.

    Sorry, you can’t bring back the dragon. It’ll burn down the House!

    * Times are approximate

    Free event

    Booking essential:0141 616 6410

    Suitable for children over six years, must be accompanied by an adult.

    Please dress appropriately for the weather.

    Dates & Times:

    • 04 Jul 2016 : 11:00 - 13:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0141 616 6410
  • Origami and Stop Motion Animation Summer Workshops

    Dates:Dates between : Tue 5 Jul - Tue 9 Aug Location:Pollok House

    Learn the ancient art of paper folding and make your own short animation.

    Details

    This is a series of six workshops run by professional artist, Eleanor Stewart.

    Children will learn paper sculpture and collaborate with the artist to make a short animation of their work.

    Suitable for children aged 6 - 12.

    No experience necessary.

    See examples of Eleanor's work here:

    https://vimeo.com/106440132

    Dates & Times:

    • 05 Jul 2016 : 11:00 - 13:00
    • 12 Jul 2016 : 11:00 - 13:00
    • 19 Jul 2016 : 11:00 - 13:00
    • 26 Jul 2016 : 11:00 - 13:00
    • 02 Aug 2016 : 11:00 - 13:00
    • 09 Aug 2016 : 11:00 - 13:00

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 10.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0141 616 6410
  • Servants' School

    Dates:Dates between : Thu 7 Jul - Thu 11 Aug Location:Pollok House

    Discover a little about what life was like for people who worked in a household such as Pollok House. Every Thursday.

    Details

    Children will learn to bake with the cook and afterwards will work with our senior servants in essential cleaning tasks (adults will leave during this part). children will then set the table (properly) and serve our visiting gentlefolk (their adults) with tea or coffee and their own baking.

    Adults' tea or coffees and baking included in price. one adult per child

    This is a dress up children’s event (6-11 years).

    Maximum 9 children *

    Price £10 per child per workshop

    * start time 10.00 prompt, finish times approximate.

    Dates & Times:

    • 07 Jul 2016 : 10:00 - 12:30
    • 14 Jul 2016 : 10:00 - 12:30
    • 21 Jul 2016 : 10:00 - 12:30
    • 28 Jul 2016 : 10:00 - 12:30
    • 04 Aug 2016 : 10:00 - 12:30
    • 11 Aug 2016 : 10:00 - 12:30

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 10.00

    Contact:

    For more information call 0141 616 6410

    Booking:

    Cost £10 per child
  • Minibeast Safari

    Minibeast Safari

    Dates:Mon 11 Jul Location:Pollok House

    Join our expedition to search for all things creepy and crawly

    Details

    Learn about the importance of woodlands for nature, wildlife and us. Find out about food chains and habitats before looking for insects on the woodland floor.

    Back in the Learning Room (if time permits) make a simple bug hotel for your garden.

    Free Event, times are approximate.

    Booking essential:0141 616 6410

    Suitable for children aged six and over, must be accompanied by an adult.

    Dates & Times:

    • 11 Jul 2016 : 11:00 - 12:30

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0141 616 6410
  • 1930’s Costume Weekend

    1930’s Costume Weekend

    Dates:Sat 23 Jul Location:Pollok House

    Immerse yourself in the past and admire costumes created by the Design students from Glasgow Clyde College.

    Details

    It’s the 23rd July 1938 at Pollok House. The family and some of their staff have gathered for their annual get together and what an effort they’ve made!

    Step back in time with them as they go about their daily business. Ask about the style of their costumes and learn about each of their positions within the Upper House.

    Don’t forget to tell them how dashing or pretty they look!

    No booking required

    Normal admission charges apply

    Dates & Times:

    • 23 Jul 2016 : 12:00 - 15:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call: 0141 616 6410
  • Trio Martinu

    Trio Martinu

    Dates: Location:Pollok House

    Pollok House Arts Society is proud to present Trio Martinu in the Library. Sunday 9th October.

    Details

    Programme:

    Schubert – Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op. 148, D. 897, Notturno

    Brahms – Piano Trio in c minor, Op. 101 (interval)

    Dvorak - Piano Trio in f minor, Op. 65

    Doors open at 5.00pm and concert commences at 5.30pm.

    There is an option to stay on for a two course supper after the concert at £17.00 per person.

    Pre-concert and interval bar provided. Supper served in Kitchen Restaurant.

    Tickets: Newcomers(once only) £12, PHAS members £15, non-members £18, students £5

    Further information: www.phas.org.uk

    Booking Essential: secretary@phas.org.uk or 0141 942 0023.

    Dates & Times:

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0141 942 0023
  • Petrica Ciobanu, concert pianist. Sunday 6th November.

    Petrica Ciobanu, concert pianist. Sunday 6th November.

    Dates:Sun 6 Nov Location:Pollok House

    Pollok House Arts Society are proud to present Daniel Petrica Ciobanu, concert pianist. Sunday 6th November.

    Details

    Daniel Petrica Ciobanu has performed with many orchestras including, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Philarmonique du Maroc, Cergy-Pontoise Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

    He has taken part in master classes with Steven Osborne, Richard Goode, Idil Biret, Philip Fowke, Petras Geniusas and Ian Fountain.

    Programme:

    Jean-Philippe Rameau

    - Les Tendres Plaintes

    - Les Sauvages

    - Les Cyclopes

    Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition

    interval

    Frédéric Chopin - Polonaise-Fantasy op.61 13”10

    Frédéric Chopin -Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante op 22 13”35

    Frédéric Chopin - Polonaise Heroica op.53 6”26

    Doors open at 5.00pm and concert commences at 5.30pm.

    There is an option to stay on for a two course supper after the concert at £17.00 per person.

    Pre-concert and interval bar provided. Supper served in Kitchen Restaurant.

    Tickets: Newcomers(once only) £12, PHAS members £15, non-members £18, students £5

    Further information: www.phas.org.uk

    Booking Essential:secretary@phas.org.uk or

    0141 942 0023.

    Dates & Times:

    • 06 Nov 2016 : 17:00 - 21:30

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0141 942 0023
  • Don’t Go into the Cellar. Saturday, November 26th

    Dates:Sat 26 Nov Location:Pollok House

    Pollok House are proud to present Ghost Stories for Christmas, a performance by Don't Go Into The Cellar.

    Details

    Ghost Stories for Christmas feature original spine-chillers in a vintage vein. An evening of vengeful revenants, restless spirits and malevolent ghouls is guaranteed for those brave enough to join us!

    Brought to you by Don't Go Into the Cellar! The British Empire's finest practitioners of macabre Victorian theatre.

    Optional pre-theatre two course meal at £20.00 6.00pm – 7.45pm.

    Booking at property required for meal. Please phone: 0141 616 6410

    Performance begins at 8.00pm.

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    Boking essential: Tickets, £10.00, Concession, £8.00.

    Dates & Times:

    • 26 Nov 2016 : 20:00 - 22:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 10.00
    • Concession : £ 8.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0141 616 6410

A grand country house set in the scenic surroundings of Pollok Country Park and in easy reach of Glasgow City Centre. 

Pollok House was home to the Maxwell family and gives a real taste of upstairs/downstairs life in the 1930s. Above stairs, the lavish family rooms are packed full of period furniture and furnishings. Below stairs the vast servants’ quarters show the realities of running a country house.

Some of the servants’ rooms are now the shop selling books, gifts and food, while the original kitchen is now home to the Edwardian Kitchen.  The below stairs area is free to visit all year round.

A visit to Pollok House can be easily combined with the nearby Burrell Collection and other sites within Pollok Country Park including the old stable courtyard, the walled garden and glasshouses, and the woodland and riverside walks.

Pollok House is currently undergoing some external maintenance which is expected to continue until August 2016.  The property will remain open throughout.

For conservation reasons, some of our paintings including works by El Greco, Goya and Blake have been removed from the house. These works can be viewed by appointment at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre for more information click here.

Pollok House is a popular wedding venue, during functions there may be restricted access to one or two rooms.  If you are concerned about this affecting your enjoyment of Pollok House please call us to check 0141 616 6410.


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Opening times & Prices

24 Jun
  • House: 10.00 - 17.00
  • Last entry: 16.30
  • Garden: all year daily
  • Shops: 10.00 - 17.00
  • Restaurant: 10.00 - 17.00
  • Country Park: all year daily
Opening times are for today Use the buttons to change date or see all dates in calendar.
A private event takes place in our dining room on 22 June. We hope you understand there will be no public access from 12noon onwards. All other rooms, shops & restaurant are fully accessible. Thank you & enjoy your visit.
Prices
  • Member: FREE
  • Adult: £6.50
  • Family: £16.50
  • 1 Parent: £11.50
  • Concession: £5.00

Gradings & Awards

  • The Green Tourism Award - Silver
  • Scottish Tourist Board - 4 Star
  • Sandford Award for Heritage Education - 2015
  • Visit Scotland Accredited - Taste our Best - Visit Scotland Accredited - Taste our Best