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Peace Cairn
Peace Cairn
Peace Cairn
Peace Cairn
Peace Cairn
Peace Cairn
Peace Cairn
Peace Cairn
Peace Cairn
Peace Cairn

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The Peace Cairn was erected for the 1938 Empire Exhibition and has numerous shaped blocks of stone within it, on which are engraved the names of the organisations and clans from near and far that attended the exhibition, who were deeply concerned with the possibility of war. The modern steel globe on top was added in July 2004 as part of the Grounds for Play project and features the word 'Peace' in 40 different languages.


1938 & 2004


galvanised steel & stone


H 100 x W 100 x D 100 cm;
Plinth: H 200 x W (?) x D (?) cm (E)

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Acquisition method

commissioned by the House for an Art Lover

Work type



House for an Art Lover


House for an Art Lover

Work status


Unveiling date

July 2004


at all times

Inscription description

on the globe: Peace (in 40 languages)


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Located at

Dumbreck Road, Glasgow City

G52 1EQ

Located within the Sculpture Garden, Bellahouston Park.