The club participated in the Doors Open Festival for the first time in 2017-8 with visitors having a chance to try a game of bowls and learn about the club’s history. Here are some of the comments left by our visitors
“Great to know that the building was saved; so good for the community!”
“Very interesting; excellent exhibition; clubhouse well preserved – time to start bowling.”
“A beautiful space and outlook; a lot of hard work clearly and has been rewarded.”
“A wonderful place to visit. And some wonderful people to meet. Thank you ever so much for the kindness and hospitality.”
“A great exhibition – opening up worlds we didn’t know about.”
“I have looked across at the Bowling Club from a friend’s house for over four years. Deeply satisfying to see inside!”
“A lovely building with a lovely view; will be back to try bowling for the first time!”
Partickhill was a model for bowling clubs throughout the 1900’s and has recently been carefully renovated to retain its original features and serve as a community hub once again. The clubhouse opened in 1905, is surrounded by Glasgow tenements and remains a real oasis of calm in the West End.
Our Heritage Group displayed a small exhibition of historic maps of the local area and a collection of bowling memorabilia, together with documents revealing how the club came to be founded. There was also a pop up cafe and bar offering refreshments.
Doors Open Weekend is finished but we are open on Saturday afternoons and at various other times so come along to explore the clubhouse, enjoy the tranquility of a peaceful garden setting and try a game of bowls.
The clubhouse and green will both be fully accessible.