Items of Interest

Items of Interest is Pollok House's programme of Winter Talks, every Friday a particular aspect of the house's history will be revealed by knowledgeable guides!

Items of Interest

About Items of Interest

Join us to uncover the fascinating stories behind the people, paintings and collections of Pollok House!

Friday 4 October at 2pm – The Master of Plaster
The craftmanship of Thomas Clayton and Sons, stuccatori to Pollok and other great houses of 18th-century Scotland.

Friday 11 October at 2pm – England’s Lost Queen
The strange and sad tale of Lady Arbella Stuart, the queen that England never had.

Friday 18 October at 2pm – One Emperor, Six Kings and Ten Queens
Take a journey through the turbulent times of the Spanish Habsburgs: the kings and queens of Spain.

Friday 25 October at 2pm – Revolution in the Silver Corridor
The French Revolution seen through the eyes of Pollok’s three French ladies: Pauline Bonaparte, Charlotte Corday and Manon Jeanne Roland.

Members: free admission

Non-members: house admission applies

Pre-booking is essential.

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While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Items of Interest are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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Mrs Claus at Pollok House

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Enjoy a truly magical family Christmas experience when you bring the children to meet the award-winning Mrs Claus at Pollok House!
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Join us for a festive afternoon at Pollok House celebrating the Victorian Christmas tradition of telling ghost stories!
Fizzgig Theatre presents Cinderella

Fizzgig Theatre presents Cinderella

14th December 2019 - 15th December 2019
Come and meet Cinderella and many more colourful characters in this hour-long Fizzgig Panto at Pollok House!
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Get ready for some holiday cheer as children have the chance to enjoy a yummy breakfast and special visit with Mrs Claus at Pollok House!
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