Museums & galleries
Glasgow has more than 20 museums and art galleries, most
offering free admission.
- Glasgow's iconic new Riverside Museum, a landmark building on the
banks of the River Clyde and a fitting home for the city's world
class transport collection.
- Kelvingrove Art
Gallery & Museum, Scotland's most popular free visitor
- Gallery of Modern
Art, the most visited modern art gallery in Scotland.
- The Burrell
Collection located in the woodland setting of Pollok
Country Park, this award winning building comprises over 8000
- The Briggait, a beautiful Grade A
listed building in Glasgow's medieval
quarter transformed into a vibrant new home for visual
art and cultural organisations.
- Centre for Contemporary Art is a hub
for the local artistic community with contemporary art, artist
residencies, independent film, dance and music.
- Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery is
Scotland's oldest public museum and home to one of the largest
collections outside the National Museums.
- St Mungo's Museum of Religious Art and Life is
a haven of tranquillity in a bustling
city. Across the road is the Provand's Lordship, Glasgow's oldest
- The Tenement House is a typical Victorian
tenement flat of 1892, which retains many of its original
- Scotland Street School tells the story
of education in Scotland over a hundred years, from the late 19th
century to the late 20th century.
- Trongate 103 is a place to see art,
make art and enjoy being creative
- Fossil Grove is situated in Victoria
Park, in the west of the city. It houses the fossilized
remnants of an extensive ancient forest, discovered on the site in
1887, the fossilized tree stumps are thought to be around 330
million years old. Fossil Grove is one of the most famous in-situ
carboniferous forest examples in the world.
- The Piping Museum is the only independent
museum devoted solely to the great Highland bagpipe, the museum
houses the most important collection of piping memorabilia in the
FOUNDATION at the Lighthouse
FOUNDATION tells the story of
and the place. It
is a new, permanent exhibition at the Lighthouse, Scotland's
centre for architecture and design.
The exhibition provides the chance to explore the city and its
people - past and present - reflecting changes in the culture of
the city from Roman times to present day.