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Pollok House

A grand country house in the heart of Glasgow with an impressive collection of Spanish art

Things to do

Self-guided tours

Take a wander round Pollok House’s upper floors for a fascinating insight into the upper-class Edwardian lifestyle. The luxurious family rooms are packed full of period furniture and artefacts; the library was designed to hold 7,000 books. A vast art collection was amassed by Sir William Stirling Maxwell, including an extraordinary number of Spanish paintings and portraits of the Habsburg rulers. You can also admire the unfinished portrait of Sir John Maxwell, started in 1822 and thought to be Raeburn’s last painting.

Venture below stairs and a labyrinth of tiled passageways is an eye-opener to the scale of work it took to run this house. At its heyday, Pollok had 48 members of staff to look after just 3 residents.

Guided tours

We offer Downstairs Tours every day at 11am and 3pm.

Explore the servants’ quarters to find out how much work it took to deliver the lavish country house lifestyle.

School visits

We welcome school visits at Pollok House. For more information, please see our Learning pages.

Children’s activities

A children’s quiz is available. 

Play areas

There is a playground in the country park.

Walks

There are riverside and woodland walks in the surrounding country park.

Hire a Venue

Pollok House is the perfect venue for weddings, corporate events and private parties. For more information please visit our venue hire pages

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