SPRINGBURN, in the north-east of Glasgow, was once the greatest centre of railway manufacturing in Europe. It had four great railway works - Cowlairs, St Rollox, the Hyde Park and Atlas Works. Between 1840 and 1900, Springburn grew from a tiny village to a thriving industrial suburb of 30,000 people. At their peak the works employed 9,000 men building and repairing steam engines, carriages and wagons. The story of this typical 19th century industrial community reflects the changes in the city as a whole.  
     
  SPRINGBURN MUSEUM, opened in 1986, is Glasgow's first independent community museum. The story of the rise, decline, and rebirth of a typical Glaswegian industrial community is told through photographs and models, objects and graphics, and above all through the memories of local people. Its exhibitions and events reflect all aspects of the life of the community in the present as well as the past - home life in tenements and tower blocks, steam locomotive technology and labour history, the Co-operative Society and modern youth clubs all find a place in the displays. The exhibitions change frequently, continually adding material donated by local residents, so there's always something new to see at Springburn Museum.
     
Support you local museum:-
By donating objects or photographs relating to the everyday life of people in Springburn, past and present.

By becoming a member of Springburn Museum Trust. Membership is open to all. Members receive a free quarterly newsletter and invitations to private views and events.

Please send details of your name and address to:
Springburn Museum Trust,
Atlas Square,
Ayr Street,
Glasgow G21 4BW

Tel [44] (0) 141 557 1405

Membership costs :
Single (5) Family (8) Corporate (20) Unemployed/Student/Senior Citizen (2.50) Overseas please add 3 to the above.

 
     
  Opening Times:

10:30am - 5pm Tuesday to Friday

10am - 4:30pm Saturday

Closed Monday, Sunday & Holidays

Admission Free

 

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