The Glasgow Women’s Library is a public library, event space, and museum providing information but also exhibitions and workshops about women’s history, culture, and achievements.
Located in a beautifully restored building behind Glasgow Green’s Park, it is open to anybody to read or discuss with a warm cup of tea or coffee in a friendly space.
They offer a programme of events including regular informal and informative tours around the city called “History walks” and “Heritage Bike rides”. The tours generally last two hours, and are well worth it! It is an interesting introduction to the City’s landmarks and histories of local women figures. This is also a unique opportunity to hear hidden and unwritten stories, from revolting schoolmistresses and pipe-smoking forewomen to suffragettes and Battling Betty (a legendary figure in the regeneration of housing in Glasgow’s East End during the 1980s). If you want to get an insight into the women figures who make Glasgow, you will love it! The trips are generally free to attend but any donations for the maintenance of the historic building and community projects are welcome.