Got plans to visit Glasgow? You will after reading this comprehensive list of all its great museums in this compact and culturally rich city.
The Burrell Collection
Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, G43 1AT
A unique collection on display in an award-winning building in a beautiful woodland setting. Pieces in the collection 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. The collection is named after its donor, the shipping magnate Sir William Burrell and is comprised of over 8,000 objects.
Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA)
Royal Exchange Square, G1 3AH
GoMA is housed in the iconic Royal Exchange in the heart of Glasgow, which is shared with the city center library. GoMA plays an important part in the city’s rich heritage. For over 100 years the Royal Exchange was a center for business and commerce where information and goods were traded. Today, GoMA uses its home to share collections and borrows works that highlights the interests, influences and working methods artists both local and from around the world.
Glasgow Police Museum
30 Bell Street, G1 1LG
This small privately owned museum tells the story of Britain's first police force formed in 1800.
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC)
200 Woodhead Road, South Nitshill Industrial Estate, G53 7NN
The GMRC is the store for a number of Glaswegian museums' collections when they're not on display.
It's a vast building with rooms full of fantastic objects, from animals to armor, fine art to fossils and much more. The main collections stored here are Archaeology, Art and Painting, Arms and Armor, Natural History, Transport and Technology and World Cultures. It's free and open to the public!
Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery
Venues through the University of Glasgow campus
The University of Glasgow's Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery is the oldest public museum in Scotland. Museum, Hunterian Art Gallery (home to The Mackintosh House), the Zoology Museum and the Anatomy Museum.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Argyle Street, G3 8AG
One of Scotland's most popular free attractions, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum have 22 themes, state-of-the-art galleries displaying 8,000 objects. The collections are extensive, wide-ranging and include items of natural history, arms and armor, art from many movements and periods of history and much, much more.
The National Piping Centre
30-34 McPhater Street, G4 0HW
Three-hundred years of piping heritage! Celebrate the Highland bagpipe and its Celtic cousins with artifacts from the rich collections of National Museums of Scotland.
People's Palace and Winter Gardens
Glasgow Green, G40 1AT
Set within the oldest public space in Glasgow, the People's Palace tells the story of the people and city of Glasgow from 1750 to the end of the 20th century. Here you can explore Glasgow's social history through a variety of historic artifacts, paintings, prints and photographs, film and interactive computer displays and wonder among the palms and exotic plants in the adjacent Winter Gardens.
3 Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RB
Provand’s Lordship was built in 1471. It was originally part of a hospital and is one of only four medieval buildings remaining in Glasgow today. The house has been extensively restored and houses a donation of 17th century furniture by Sir William Burrell.
100 Pointhouse Place, G3 8RS
Scotland's museum of transport and travel, the Riverside Museum has more than 3,000 objects on display including a recently acquired South African locomotive. Visitors here can not only touch a number of the exhibits but actually climb aboard some of them for a “real feel” of vintage public transport by accessing four locomotive footplates, three trams, two subway cars, one train carriage, a bus and even the Tall Ship Glenlee.
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art
2 Castle Street, G4 0RH
This museum is named after Glasgow's patron saint, who brought the Christian faith to Scotland in the sixth century. Its galleries are full of displays, artifacts and stunning works of art, all exploring the importance of religion in peoples’ lives across the world and through the years.
Scotland Street School Museum (in photo)
225 Scotland Street, G5 8QB
Scotland Street School was designed by Glasgow's most celebrated architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, between 1902-1906.
Now a museum, it tells the story of education in Scotland over a hundred years, from the late 19th century to the late 20th century.
Don't forget to 'Like us' on Facebook!
Get new posts delivered by email:
Top Travel Deals on RSS
Oops! How To Say You’re Sorry in 12 LanguagesComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
Being a traveler can have its downfalls, like when you offend someone in another language and have no idea how to apologize. To avoid offending those as you travel or to make up for a mistake, here’s how to properly say, “I’m sorry” in 12 different languages. Manners can go a long way in any language....read more
New Distillery Tours in LouisianaComments: 1Rating: 0 / 0
Thirsty for a taste of something local in Louisiana? Two new distilleries in south Louisiana have recently started to offer tours of their facilities along with onsite tastings of their products made with Louisiana ingredients, and a third distillery is under construction with the promise of plenty more tours and tastings to come. Here's a look at this newbie trio of Lousiana distilleries bringing traditional spirit production back to the Deep South....read more
4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy You’re MissingComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
There are plenty of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy that are less visited. If you want to have a few of these wonders to yourself or even just to share with a handful of people, be sure to head to these four sites with UNESCO’s stamp of approval that aren’t as famous as the rest....read more
The 4 Apps I Use Most for Getting around LondonComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
When visiting a new city, do you ever wonder what apps the locals use to get around? Here's a look at four apps that I use most often when moving around London. All are available to download for free....read more
Winging It: 4 Tips For Surviving The Costs of Last Minute TravelComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
I spent the past three months traveling around Europe and I planned all of two weeks of my trip before I left. To say that I was traveling last minute and without concrete plans is an understatement. While last minute and spontaneous travel can be exciting, it can also be a budget’s worst nightmare. While I had to fork over a considerable amount more of my budget due to my lack of advanced planning, I did learn a few ways to survive the costs of last minute travel....read more
California: CST #2090295-40, Nevada: SOT #2007-0081, Iowa: SOT #883, Washington: SOT #6027859380010001
Some of the content posted herein are the views and opinions of the individual blogger's and do not represent the views and opinions of OneTravel. It may be the case that OneTravel is partnering with a particular travel supplier mentioned in a blog post, however, all views and opinions expressed herein by parties other then OneTravel are by the respective bloggers.
© 2014 W K Travel, Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright for all material appearing on this website is owned by W K Travel, Inc. Persons accessing this website are authorized to view and print material from this website for information purposes only. Any other use of this material is restricted to non-commercial purposes and must include this copyright notice.
W K Travel Inc. owns the following Trademarks and Servicemarks appearing on this website:
OneTravel, OneTravel.com, and 1Travel. Trademarks and servicemarks for all other products and services appearing on this website are the trademarks and servicemarks of their respective owners.