Glasgow has a rich and diverse Local History.
Discover Glasgow's rich and diverse local history shaped by ship building, railways, landscaped gardens, allotments, archaeology, architecture, immigration and the Clydeside Blitz.
Local History is all around and Glaswegians are proud of their diverse history, giving them a sense of pride and identity in their city.
Explore the city's history through collections of photographs, archives and maps held in the Mitchell Library, Find out about how Glaswegians lived in the past by exploring everyday objects and exhibitions held in the cities many Museums and Art Galleries including specifically The Peoples Palace Museum.
Why not get out and about and join one of the many Heritage Trails and tours around the city or discover the stories behind the many sculptures, plaques and monuments around Glasgow. Celebrate the unique cultural and social history of Glasgow through the cities festivals, exhibitions and events.
Many areas within Glasgow have their own conservation groups, links to these can be found on the Local History Links page. One of particular interest is the Old Glasgow Club, a group set up in the city in 1900 to allow members to discuss and disseminate information on the city and its history.
There are many smaller local museums in Glasgow as well- these often have a specific focus such as the Glasgow Police Museum and The National Piping Centre. Some more local museums are listed on the Local History Links Page.