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Sightseeing: Day Trips / Family Activities

Glasgow Museums
Glasgow is home to an excellent array of museums, most of which are free of charge and centrally situated in the city centre. Each Glasgow museum showcases an extraordinary collection of artefacts and exhibits associated with the city’s rich heritage and culture. Some museums are of international renown and housed in some of Glasgow’s most imposing and ornate buildings dating from Victorian and Edwardian periods.

A popular and much-loved attraction for children and families is the Glasgow Museum of Transport, showcasing an impressive collection of motor vehicles, Glasgow Trams and Buses, Trains and models of ships and liners built on the Clyde. Why not experience the essence of Glasgow Culture and Life at the People’s Palace in Glasgow Green, home to spectacular tactile and interactive displays relating to the people of Glasgow through the ages. 

Charles Rennie Mackintosh and architecture enthusiasts are equally well catered for with Glasgow’s striking collection of buildings designed by this magnificent 19th and early 20th Century architect. Scotland Street School Museum, is one of his finest examples where visitors can experience the Scottish education system from 1910 through to 1950s as well as marvelling at the decorative tiled interiors of this magnificent structure. Glasgow is also home to the oldest public museum in Scotland, The Hunterian Museum situated in the grounds of Glasgow University’s main building. Showcasing in excess of a million objects ranging from taxidermy to ancient coins and medals, The Hunterian Museum is an essential part to Glasgow’s museum trail. For information about museums in Glasgow, please scroll down to the list below:

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre 
200 Woodhead Road
Tel: 0141 276 9300

Fossil Grove 
Victoria Park
Tel: 0141 287 2000

House for an Art Lover 
Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road 
Tel: +44 (0)141-353-4770 

Hunterian Museum 
Glasgow University
Tel: 0141 330 4221

Provand's Lordship 
Castle Street
Tel: 0141 552 8819

Riverside Museum 
100 Pointhouse Place
Tel: 0141 287 2660 

Scotland Street School 
225 Scotland Street
Tel: 0141 287 0500

Scottish Football Museum 
The National Stadium, Hampden Park
Tel: 0141 616 6100

St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art 
2 Castle St 
Tel: 0141 553 2557

The College of Piping 
16-24 Otago Street
Tel: 0141 334 3587

The Tenement House 
145 Buccleuch Street Garnethill
Tel: 0141 333 0183.


212 Renfrew Street
Glasgow, G3 6TX.

Tel: (+44) 0141 332 0129
Fax: (+44) 0141 353 3155