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Glasgow's oldest tourist attraction, discovered by accident and now designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Fossil Grove is in Victoria Park in the west of the city. The fossil trees were uncovered by removal of the surrounding rocks. They are the remains of an ancient forest, around 330 million years old. Scottish Natural Heritage has designated the grove a site of Special Scientific Interest.
The fossilised tree stumps were discovered in 1887 when an old quarry was being landscaped as part of the work during the creation of the park. Careful excavation of the site uncovered the fossil remains, and a building was erected to protect them from the elements.
What can you see there today? You will see a small corner of a vast ancient forest, preserved in stone.
Please note that the Fossil Grove is closed until further notice for essential repairs. Once these repairs are concluded, it will open only on Saturdays and Sundays between 12 noon and 4pm until Sunday 23 October
Fossil Grove is operated by Glasgow City Council’s department of Land and Environmental Services.
To ensure there has been no change to the opening times or details on this page, please check with the museum directly before visiting.
The Entire Collection cared for by Glasgow Museums is a Recognised Collection of National Significance to Scotland