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Merchant City Historic Home
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Glasgow's oldest house, one of only four medieval buildings surviving in the city, was built in 1471 by Bishop Andrew Muirhead. Before it was rescued by the Glasgow City Council, this building had been a pub, a sweetshop, and a soft drinks factory. It is now a museum that shows the house as it might have looked when it was occupied by officers of the church. The furniture is 17th century, and the top floor is a gallery with prints and paintings depicting the characters who might have lived in the surrounding streets. Behind the house is a medicinal herb garden, and the cloisters house and its rather disturbing carved stone heads.

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3 Castle St.
Glasgow, Glasgow City  G4 0RB, Scotland

0141-276--1625

www.glasgowlife.org.uk

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Rate Includes: Free, Closed Mon.

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