Housing one of Europe's greatest civic art collections, this is the most visited museum in the UK outside London and it's free! Housing 22 state of the art galleries you'll find exciting pictures, sculptures, natural history, military and egyptian exhibitions and much more.
All collected by just one man, Sir William Burrell, this art collection includes an astonishing array of artefacts he collected from all around the world. The collection includes medieval art, weapons and armour, Egyptian and Chinese artefacts, impressionist works by Degas & Cezanne and lots of other modern sculptures.
The People's Palace tells the story of Glasgow and it's people from 1750 to the end of the 20th Century and houses a fascinating collection of paintings, photographs and artefacts. The adjacent Winter Gardens are a great place to get some peace and quiet in lovely surroundings or even grab some lunch or a coffee.
The Hunterian was founded in 1807 and is Scotland's oldest public museum. It contains the largest collection of Charles Rennie Mackintosh works and the re-assembled interior of his Glasgow home along with scientific instruments, Roman artefacts and other interesting scientific objects from leading scientists and naturalists.
With over 2500 objects on display and 14 different galleries this is a mecca for any football fan - Scottish or not! The world's oldest national trophy the Scottish Cup is also on display here. The Scottish Football Hall of Fame is a must see too.
The Lighthouse was opened in July 1999 in Charles Rennie Mackintosh's derelict Glasgow Herald offices and is Scotland's first dedicated national centre for architecture and design. The centre houses the Mackintosh Interpretation Centre (the "Mack") which narrates the life and works of this famous Glasgow designer and architect.
The Glasgow School of Art is famously designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and is one of just a few independent art schools in the UK. The School houses the Mackintosh gallery which has a large collection on display of some of his most important pieces. All other areas of this iconic building are open by guided tour. All studios are open, however, while the final year graduate degree show is on.
The City Chambers were opened by Queen Victoria in 1888 and today is the headquarters for Glasgow City Council. The building's incredibly ornate decoration including the main Carrara marble staircase and Banqueting Hall reflecting the wealth of the city when it was built as an industrial powerhouse and Second City of the Empire. Daily tours of this magnificent building are available.