The only accredited museum in the UK dedicated to women's lives, histories and achievements, Glasgow Women's Library offers archives, exhibitions and events in the heart of the city's East End.

The library began as a grassroots project in 1991 and has since grown to become a multi-award-winning resource attracting leading academics and artists.

As well as offering a free lending library, GWL holds a treasure trove of historical and contemporary artefacts and archive materials, from Suffragette memorabilia and 1930s dress-making patterns to rare 1970s Scottish Women’s Liberation newsletters, making it a Recognised Collection of National Significance.

Aiming to empower women whatever their background, the library offers a range of events and learning opportunities from one-to-one literacy tutoring and creative workshops to film screenings and guided walks exploring the hidden histories of women in Glasgow.

Glasgow Women's Library was shortlisted for Art Fund Museum of the Year in 2018.

Glasgow Women's Library

Free to all

23 Landressy Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G40 1BP

01415 502267


Opening times

Mon, Tues, Weds, and Fri, 9.30am-5pm Thurs, 9.30am-7.30pm Sat, 12pm - 4pm. If you would like to visit the Library outside these hours, please visit the website.

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