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Opening hours UPDATE:

Following national public health guidelines, we regret to inform that the Govan Stones will not re-open as originally planned on April 1st. While the giant hogbacks remain in hibernation, we'll be planning lots of free activities and events for later in the year. We'll look forward to seeing you then!

The Govan Stones Appeal

We need your help urgently. We want to start work on the all-important first phase of redevelopment works at Govan Old in March 2019. Phase 1 will convert a suite of disused rooms into commercially lettable offices generating enough income to cover our basic running costs. We have secured a commitment of £566,000 towards the £785,000 capital costs from public sector donors but we need your support to raise the balance of £219,000.

Please help us secure the future of one of Glasgow and Scotlands most important historical, cultural and heritage treasures. Every donation is important large or small. Click on the donate button below to find out more about our appeal or to make a donation.

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Rediscovery of lost govan stones!

A community archaeology dig in Govan Old Churchyard has uncovered long-lost gravestones from the Middle Ages. Three medieval carved stones, thought to have been accidentally destroyed in the 1970s, have been rediscovered by a team of archaeologists and volunteers on the 'Stones and Bones' community archaeology project. READ MORE

Discovering lost medieval stones in Govan Old Churchyard. Sketch by Fiona Fleming

Revealing the stones. Sketch by Fiona Fleming.

The Govan Stones Revealed

Discover the unique collection of early medieval stones carved in the 9th-11th centuries to commemorate the power of those who ruled the Kingdom of Strathclyde. One of Glasgows most important historical and cultural assets, explore the 31 monuments within the beautiful setting of Govan Old Church.


The church opens for vistors between the 1st of March and the 31st October, entry is free although donations are welcome. The Govan Stones is a 5 minute walk from Govan Subway, only a five minute walk from the station. Govan Old is situated next door to the Pearce Institute on Govan Road, set back down a lane leading to the leafy Govan Old Graveyard.

Open Daily, April 1st - October 31st

1pm - 4pm. Admission Free

Govan Sarcophagus



For the next three years you can visit Govan Old Church to explore the collection free of charge.


Open Daily, April 1st - October 31st

1pm - 4pm. Admission Free

Guided tours available. For more information please contact: info@thegovanstones.org.uk


Govan Old Church
866 Govan Road
Glasgow G51 3UU
Information about how to get to Govan Old Church; including maps, transport links and disabled access here: