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About Glasgow and It's Local Attractions


This is just a small list of some of Glasgows' best places to visit.
Please click on the name for some information on the attraction.

The Burrell Collection
Gallery of Modern Art
Glasgow Cathedral & Necropolis
Glasgow Science Centre & IMAX
Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
The Lighthouse
Martyrs' School
People's Palace & Winter Gardens
Pollok House and Country Park
Provand's Lordship
St Mungo Museum Of Religious Life & Art


burrell collection glasgow

The Burrell Collection


In the heart of Pollok Country Park, this award-winning building houses a unique collection in a beautiful woodland setting, collected by Sir William Burrell, a wealthy industrialist,
ship owner and art collector who then gifted it to the city of Glasgow in 1944.

The displays range from work by major artists including Rodin, Degas and Cézanne, to important examples of late medieval art, Chinese and Islamic art, Ancient Civilizations and more.
Visit The Burrell to see an astonishing range of beautiful objects from around the world.

The collection is named after its donor, the shipping magnate Sir William Burrell. It’s one of the greatest collections ever created by one person, comprising over 8000 objects.

The Burrell regularly hosts temporary exhibitions, and runs an extensive programme of events and activities for both adults and families with children.

For more information on the Burrell Collection in Glasgow, please click here


gallery of modern art glasgow

Gallery of Modern Art

Housed in an elegant 18th-century neo-classical building in the heart of Glasgow, the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) offers a thought-provoking programme of temporary exhibitions featuring cutting-edge contemporary work by local, national and international artists.

GoMA runs a major biennial programme addressing social issues, and regularly supports and hosts the work of collaborative arts projects between communities and artists.

GoMA’s public programme, including artists’ talks, workshops, projects and regular family activities, offers people of all ages a chance to explore contemporary art and to realise their own artistic potential.

The gallery shares its city centre location with the Library at GoMA, which boasts a café, free internet access terminals, and an extensive collection of art and design books alongside its general books for loan.

For more information on the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow, please click here



glasgow cathedral and necropolis

Glasgow Cathedral & Necropolis

In 1650 the Merchants' House bought the land, part of the estate of Wester Craigs, now known as the Glasgow Necropolis. As the west side was rocky and not able to be developed it was subsequently planted with fir trees and became known as Fir Park. However, in 1804, the Scots Firs in the park started to die and were replaced by mainly elm and willow and the area became a Victorian park and arboretum. In 1825 the foundation stone of the John Knox monument was laid in Fir Park.

Glasgow Cathedral is built on the site where St Kentigern, or Mungo, the first bishop within the ancient British kingdom of Strathclyde, was thought to have been buried in AD 612.

The present cathedral was built during the 13th to 15th centuries and is the only medieval cathedral on the Scottish mainland to have survived the 1560 Reformation virtually complete.

Getting There:
Glasgow Cathedral is on the eastern edge of Glasgow city centre and is accessible on foot from the centre by walking north up High Street from Glasgow Cross (Merchant city), or by going east along cathedral Street from Buchanan Street. The Necropolis is on high ground adjacent to Glasgow Cathedral and is not very accessible to anyone who has difficulty walking up steep and sometimes soft paths.

For more information on the Cathedral and Necropolis in Glasgow, please click here

 


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Glasgow Science Centre & IMAX

Glasgow Science Centre is one of Scotland's must-see visitor attractions - presenting concepts of science and technology in unique and inspiring ways.
Glasgow Science Centre is an independent Scottish Charity (SCO30809) the aims of which are:

* To create interactive experiences that inspire, challenge and engage to increase awareness of science for all in Scotland
* To enhance the quality of science and technology learning
* To communicate the role of leading edge science and technology in shaping Scotland's future
* To build partnerships to develop our national role in science communication and education
* To promote Scotland's science, education and innovation capability

SEE MORE, HEAR MORE, FEEL MORE — IMAX is the ultimate movie experience. With crystal clear images and wraparound digital surround sound, IMAX lets you feel like you're really there.

With a screen bigger than a 5-a-side football pitch and a digital 12,000 watt sound system, the IMAX shows 2D and 3D films that will amaze and astound you. The IMAX camera looks at the world – and the universe – in a different way.

Almost a billion people around the world have been spellbound by the force and beauty of The IMAX Experience. Technically advanced and visually stunning, The IMAX Experience is the world's most powerful and immersive movie experience.

Please note, seats in the IMAX are allocated on a first come, first served basis. So to get your preferred seat please arrive in plenty of time.

For more information on the Glasgow Science Centre and IMAX, please click here



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Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery

The Hunterian collections are world class. They are extensive and wide ranging with just over a million objects. The Hunterian is rated as one of the top five museums in Scotland because of the scale, range and significance of their collections. There are many individual collections, including Archaeology and World Cultures, Art, Coins and Medals, Medicine and Anatomy, Rocks and Minerals, Dinosaurs and Fossils, Scientific Instruments, University, Zoology

The Hunterian has an active exhibition and events programme which attracts visitors from around the world.

Keep up to date with the current and forthcoming events by following the links below:

* Permanent Displays
* Exhibitions
* Coming Soon
* Events
* Lunchtime Talks
* Junior Archaeologists' Club

For more information on the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, please click here



kelvingrove art gallery

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Scotland’s most visited attraction is a magnificent building, boasting 22 themed, state-of the art galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects. The internationally significant collections are extensive and wide-ranging, covering natural history, arms and armour, art from many art movements and periods of history, and much, much more – even a real Spitfire!

Kelvingrove welcomes families with children, and its displays have been designed with children in mind. There are lots of interactives throughout the venue that will appeal to younger audiences.

The RBS Exhibition Gallery and the community exhibition space both have a running programme of temporary exhibitions and displays.
Please note that some temporary exhibitions are subject to an entry fee.

Visitors to Kelvingrove can enjoy its cafés and shops, and make use of its Study Centre and Library to find out more about Glasgow Museums’ collections and carry out research online.

For more information on the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, please click here


The Glasgow Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

* The national centre for architecture and design
* An architecture and design centre with a difference
* A hub for Scotland's creative industries

The Lighthouse, Scotland's first, dedicated, national centre for architecture and design, was opened by HM Queen Elizabeth in July 1999. The Lighthouse is the renamed £13 million ($20 million) conversion of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's 1895 Glasgow Herald newspaper office. The centre's vision is to develop the links between art, design and architecture, seeing these as interconnected social, educational, economic and cultural issues of concern to everyone. Since opening the centre has welcomed over 700,000 visitors.

The building comprises 2,000 square metres (21,500 square feet) of exhibition space. It shows annually 12 -15 exhibitions a year, three of which are of international stature. The Lighthouse also contains a Charles Rennie Mackintosh interpretation centre and a dedicated education floor extending to 1000 square metres (11,000 sq ft), including workshop, computer laboratory, gallery space and mini 'Wee People's City'. There is also a conference centre, shop and two cafe/restaurants.

For more information on The Lighthouse in Glasgow, please click here

 


martyrs school glasgow

Martyrs' School

Martyrs' School is one of the earliest buildings by architect and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928). Mackintosh was a junior assistant with Honeyman and Keppie, having just completed his apprenticeship. The practice survives to this day as Keppie Architects.

The school was commissioned in 1895. Martyrs’ School is near to Provand’s Lordship and St Mungo Museum. The building is 5 mins walk from Glasgow Royal Infirmary hospital & 15 minutes’ walk from High Street rail station.

For more information on The Martyrs' School in Glasgow, please click here


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People's Palace & Winter Gardens

The People's Palace is Glasgow's social history museum and a chance to see the story of the people and city of Glasgow from 1750 to the present.

You can see paintings, prints and photographs displayed alongside a wealth of historic artefacts, film and computer interactives.

On the top floor is the Glasgow history painting series made by artist Ken Currie in 1987. The series commemorates the massacre of the Calton Weavers, which marked the birth of the trade union movement and visually presents the political history of working class struggle in the city.

Attached to the People's Palace is the elegant Victorian glasshouse -the Winter Gardens -where you can relax among the tropical plants and enjoy the café. There is a programme of temporary exhibitions and events throughout the year. The People's Palace sits at the heart of the historic Glasgow Green by the River Clyde. A major renewal project is ongoing: follow the vehicle diversion signs during 2003.

For more information on the Poeple's Palace and Winter Gardens in Glasgow, please click here

 


pollock house glasgow

Pollok House and Country Park

The Park is Glasgow’s largest park and the only Country Park within Glasgow. Its extensive woodlands and gardens provide a quiet sanctuary for both visitors and wildlife.

The Park is rich in rural history formerly being part of the Old Pollok Estate and ancestral home to the Maxwell Family. The Park is also home to the world famous Burrell Collection.

The park is located in the South west of the city just 3 miles from the city centre. It is bounded to the South by the White Cart Water, North by Dumbreck Road and East by Haggs Road and Pollokshaws Road. The main access to the park is via the Pollokshaws Road entrance. Pedestrian access is also available from Dumbreck Road and from the Glasgow to Irvine Cycle Way from Corkerhill.

For more information on Pollock House and Country Park in Glasgow, please click here

 


glasgows provands lordship

Provand's Lordship

Step back in time and discover Glasgow’s unique history with a visit to the oldest house in the city. Provand’s Lordship was built in 1471, originally as part of a hospital, and is one of only four medieval buildings to survive in Glasgow.

Following extensive restoration and a donation of 17th-century Scottish furniture by Sir William Burrell, it now provides a real flavour of what a home interior of around 1700 would have looked like.

Behind the house is the St Nicholas Garden, a medicinal herb garden that provides an oasis of calm. Visit the garden to see Glasgow’s renowned Tontine Faces – a series of stone masks with a fascinating past!

For more information on Provand's Lordship in Glasgow, please click here

 


st mungo museum glasgow

St Mungo Museum Of Religious Life & Art

The award-winning St Mungo Museum is a haven of tranquillity in a bustling city. Its galleries - full of displays, artefacts and stunning works of art - explore the importance of religion in peoples’ lives across the world and across time.

The venue aims to promote understanding and respect between people of different faiths and of none, and offers something for everyone: Find out more about some of the world’s major religions, and the story of religion in the west of Scotland – or simply relax in the museum café, which opens out into the first Zen garden in Britain.

St Mungo Museum regularly hosts temporary exhibitions and a variety of events, from family-friendly activities to talks relating to religion in Scotland today.

The museum sits across from Provand’s Lordship – the oldest house in Glasgow – and alongside the medieval Glasgow Cathedral. Why not take a trip to visit all three?

For more information on St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art in Glasgow, please click here