The Pearce Institute


The Pearce Institute was gifted to the people of Govan in 1906 by Lady Elizabeth Pearce in memory of her husband, Sir William Pearce, chairman of the Fairfeild Shipbuilding Company and Govan’s flamboyant first member of Parliament.  The aim of the Pearce Institute is to provide facilities in the interest of social welfare, recreation and leisure for the educational, social and moral wellbeing of the people of Govan without distinction of political, religious or other opinion.  The PI is at the heart of the regeneration of Greater Govan.

At the heart of Govan, for the people of Govan

Dedicated to uplift and empower all those who walk through our doors

Space for hire

The McLeod Hall

The crown jewel of the PI, The McLeod Hall is an impressive space with original timber panelling, a grand vaulted ceiling, pipe organ and expansive stage. This space is perfect for large gatherings or for those who need plenty of room to move around. We have hosted everything from weddings to dance classes right here. Current Covid capacity: 50 People. Post-Covid maximum capacity: 200 – Wheelchair Accessible.

The Billiard Room

The Billiard hall is a stunning room and a favourite amongst regulars. Original wood floor, timber paneling and period light fixtures adorn this impressively sized room. Recently upgraded to accommodate larger training and conference days, but perfect for any event. Current Covid capacity: 20 People. Post-Covid maximum capacity: 70 Wheelchair Accessible. Not currently Wheelchair accessible

The Board Room

Perfect for smaller meetings, conferences and training days, this room was recently used as part of the set of Outlander, and remains decorated to fit the period setting. Current Covid capacity: 6 People. Post Covid maximum capacity 20. Wheelchair Accessible.


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A charitable company limited by guarantee No. 310974 – Scottish Charity No.37617

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