Refurbishment project

Pollok House closed on 20 November 2023 for approximately two years to facilitate the second phase of a £4 million programme of investment led by Glasgow City Council. The works will comprise roof and general building fabric repairs.

A key part of the city’s heritage, Pollok House and the surrounding Pollok Country Park is owned by the people of Glasgow, after the historic mansion and the collections contained therein were gifted to the city by Sir John’s daughter, Dame Anne Maxwell Macdonald, 11th Baronetess in 1966. The National Trust for Scotland has managed the house under contract to Glasgow City Council for 25 years.

The renovation work at Pollok House follows Glasgow Life’s award-winning refurbishment of the Burrell Collection, situated close by in Pollok Country Park. Glasgow City Council are also developing an integrated plan for the entire country park, which includes the £15 million project to refurbish and repurpose the stables and sawmill adjacent to Pollok House, funded by the UK Government’s Levelling Up programme. Pollok Country Park is the city’s largest park and the only country park within Glasgow.

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