Museums in Glasgow
2060 Pollokshaw's Rd, off M77, junction 1, 2 ½ miles south of city centre of Glasgow. Follow signs for Burrell Collection. Website: www.glasgowlife.org.uk/
Contains 8000 items, including medieval glass and tapestries, Chinese ceramics and 19th-century French paintings.
Gallery of Modern Art
On Queen St. Website: www.glasgowlife.org.uk/
Contemporary paintings, ceramics, furniture and sculpture.
Glasgow School of Art
167 Renfrew St. Glasgow
The website gives a virtual tour of the gallery, information on Rennie Macintosh’s life and related website links.
This is a working art school in a MacIntosh designed building. The library is one of his most celebrated buildings. The guided tours explain his life and the history of the school. Some of his watercolours and furniture are on view.
University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ, website
Fossils, coin and medal collection. Archaeological history of Scotland.
158 Ingram St., Glasgow. National Trust for Scotland.
Elegant "A listed" building of 1802-05 reconstructed in 1876. Impressive staircase, portraits, Visitor Centre with AV presentation on Glasgow and exhibitions.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Contains Scottish Natural History display, European arms and armour, Scottish weapons, glass, silver, ceramics and jewellery.
Museum of Scottish Country Life
Kittochside, East Kilbride. By bus: First Bus no. 31 from Glasgow to Stewartfield Way. The Museum is 200m from the bus stop. By train: to Thorntonhall or Hairmyres station.
Informative account of Scotland's rural past. Exhibits, text, photos, farming implements, details of house interiors.
Museum of Transport
At 1 Bunhouse Rd., Kelvin Hall. Tel. (0) 141 287 2720. website: www.glasgowlife.org.uk/
Has collections on all forms of transport (except aviation). Trams, trolley buses, locomotives, motor cars, horse-drawn vehicles and fire vehicles are included
Paisley Museum and Art Gallery
Paisley Museum and Art Gallery. On High St., Paisley, off the M8 by Glasgow. Tel. (0) 141 889 3151.
19th-century building with Paisley Shawl Section that tells of the development of the industry. Art gallery has works by the Scottish School, pottery, local and natural history exhibits.
The People's Palace
Glasgow Green, G40 1AT website: www.glasgowlife.org.uk/
iA fascinating, lighthearted & humourous insight into Glasgow as a city and Glasweagens in general, with many hands-on exhibits suitable for children and adults including many audio demonstrations, which give a wonderful insight into Glasgow life over the decades.
2060 Pollokshaw's Rd, off M77, junction 1, 2 ½ miles south of city centre of Glasgow. Follow signs for Burrell Collection.Tel. (0) 141 616 6410. National Trust for Scotland. website: www.glasgowlife.org.uk/
Mid Georgian house extended in early 1800s. Pollok House contains Stirling Maxwell collection of Spanish and European painting including works by El Greco and Goya. Porcelain, silver and glass displayed in furnishings appropriate to the Edwardian period. 360 acres of parkland.
St. Mungo’s Museum of Religious Life and Art
Near the Cathedral. website: www.glasgowlife.org.uk/
Works of art showcasing all the world's religions.
The Tenement House
145 Buccleuch St., Garnethill. Tel. (0) 141 333 0183. National Trust for Scotland.
Example of late Victorian first-floor tenement flat. Most of the original features, furniture, furnishings and personal possessions present a picture of domestic life at the beginning of the 20th century.