Are you spending some time in Glasgow and hoping to visit some museums? If you’re looking for things to do in Glasgow and you’re really into that sort of thing, then you should find our guide pretty helpful. We’ve provided the very best of Glasgow’s museums, so you don’t have to – all you have to do is enjoy your free time.
The Glenlee is one of only a few ships built in the Clyde that’s still afloat today. This beautiful tall ship is a museum and within it some great maritime history for you to explore. There are themed events and activities throughout the year, so there’s something for everyone. You’ll also find a souvenir shop on board as well as a coffee shop. You’ll find the Tall Ship at the Riverside, which is just 10 minutes away from Partick Station.
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art is so good its won awards. It’s named after the patron saint of Glasgow and houses beautiful works of art as well as artefacts, looking at the impact religion has had in people’s lives over time. You’ll find the Museum at 220 High Street.
A great museum with ships models, trams, bicycles, locomotives and cars. There’s some great examples of history, with interactive displays, and plenty to keep both adults and children fascinated. You’ll find the Riverside Museum at 100 Pointhouse Place.
If you’d like to see what 18th, 19th, and 20th century life was like by looking at various artefacts such as prints, films and photographs, then the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens may be the perfect destination. The kind of insight you get here is astounding and it’s a great day out for all. It’s at Glasgow Green so head on down there and you’re bound to find it as fascinating as everyone else does.
The story of education in Scotland is what’s on offer here, with the fascinating story going back as far as the late 19th century all the way through to the late 20th century. You’ll also find plenty to learn about Charles Rennie Mackintosh the architect, artist and water colourist. You’ll find the Scotland Street School Museum on 225 Scotland Street.
A beautiful and unique collection awaits you at The Burrell Collection. It comprises of over 8000 objects which is the most ever collected items by one person. You’ll find The Burrell Collection in the centre of Pollok Country Park, at 2060 Pollokshaws Road.
If you want to know more about the history of football and its influence in Scotland, then The Scottish Football Museum is the place to visit. The Hampden Experience is a particularly great attraction and you’ll learn a lot about Scottish football after time spent here. It has a fabulous collection of memorabilia and football objects, so there’s plenty to keep the most avid football fan interested. You’ll find The Scottish Football Museum at Hampden Park.
Here at the Lighthouse, you’ll find the Centre for Design and Architecture, a visitor centre with exhibitions and events for all the family. It’s just off the Style Mile and is a great promoter of architecture and design, bringing attention to some of Scotland’s brightest talents. You’ll also find that The Lighthouse is one of the first buildings that was completed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. You’ll find The Lighthouse at 11 Mitchell Lane.
Find out about Glasgow’s past in the early part of the 20th century with a restored 4 room house lived in by a real person, Agnes Toward who lived there for well over half a century. You’ll get a first-hand glimpse of how ordinary people lived and at the same time you’ll really start to appreciate all those household appliances you take for granted! Even the lighting has been constructed to reflect what it would have been like back then. You’ll find a brilliant exhibition downstairs with items belonging to Miss Toward, and it really does give you a valuable insight into the past. You’ll find the Tenement House at 145 Buccleuch St.
A colourful and unique history is discovered here at the oldest house in Glasgow. It was built towards the end of the 15th century in 1471. It was once part of a hospital and is only one of 4 medieval buildings left in Glasgow. You’ll find it on 3 Castle Street.
I hope you find the list we’ve provided is a good start for things to do in Glasgow, especially if you love museums. There’s plenty of locations here that will give you a detailed and fascinating history of Glasgow.