Address

129 Hill Street
Garnethill
Glasgow
G3 6UB

The Hill Street address is the main door of the Synagogue. The Heritage Centre and Archives Centre are accessed directly from the entrance on 29 Garnet Street.

Getting Here

Public Transport

We are 20 minutes walk from Glasgow Central train station, 7 minutes walk from Charing Cross train station, 10 minutes walk from Cowcaddens underground and around 2 minutes walk from bus stops on Sauchiehall Street. For full information on train and bus services please see:

https://www.scotrail.co.uk/

https://www.firstbus.co.uk/greater-glasgow

Parking

There is some on-street parking in the Garnethill area which requires a voucher that must be purchased locally. The permitted time is up to one hour. Other car parks are Charing Cross City Parking on Elmbank Street  and Cambridge Street Car Park 

Accessibility

The 129 Hill Street entrance gives access to the ground floor of the Synagogue and prayer hall. There are 4 steps to the front door from street level – a mobile ramp is available and can be requested on the booking form for Guided Tours. There is a toilet on the ground floor but it is not wheelchair accessible. Internal access between lower ground and ground floors is by stairs only, and there are 20 steps between the ground and lower ground levels. There are 26 stairs between ground and first floor, but please note that the first floor of the Synagogue contains private rooms and the former ladies’ seating of the prayer hall, and is not accessed as part of a Guided Tour or visit to the Heritage Centre.  

The 29 Garnet Street entrance (near the top of a very steep hill) gives level access to the lower ground floor, which houses the Heritage Centre, Archives Centre, Succah, Study Centre and Function Room. There are toilets on that level, including a wheelchair accessible toilet. 

There is an audio loop in the synagogue prayer hall, and also in the function room on the lower ground floor. 

Kosher food and places to eat

As a working Orthodox synagogue, it is not permitted to bring food and drink into the building. Bottled water is permitted and there is a lockable store for coats and bags available. If you need to buy something locally, there is a Tesco Metro supermarket at the bottom of Garnet Street and several cafes nearby. We recommend Singl-End round the corner at 263 Renfrew Street and Tinderbox at 24 Charing Cross Mansions on Sauchiehall Street.

Ways to Access

Guided Tours

Tours of the Synagogue, archives and displays are run regularly during the week and can be booked in advance here . Information about the history of the Synagogue can be found here.

Visits from schools and other groups

We welcome pre-arranged visits from schools and other groups. Our Schools page has more information about what we offer or please contact the Heritage Centre Office on 0141 332 4151 or email info@sjhc.org.uk  

Open Days

There are a range of opportunities to see the Heritage Centre, Archives and Synagogue through the year, which will be listed in our Event Calendar.

Synagogue Services 

Information about services in Garnethill Synagogue is available on their website https://garnethill.org.uk/services/.

Research Visits

Information for researchers wishing to access the archives collection can be found on the Archives website or by contacting info@sjac.org.uk