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  • So what makes Glasgow so unique? In large part, the culture. Whether blow-you-socks-off vibrant or subtly nuanced, cultural things to do are your glimpse into the heart and soul of Glasgow Festivals, events, galleries, traditions-get ready for full immersion. You'll never feel so worldly.

    Built in 1752, the Pollok House was once the ancestral home of the Maxwell family and is only a 5-10 minute walk from the Burrell Collection, also located in Pollok Country Park. Gifted by Dame Anne Maxwell Macdonald to Glasgow in 1966, the public can view the estate's collection of antique furniture, paintings by William Blake and by various Spanish Spanish artists including Francisco Goya and Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. Downstairs, the servants' quarters now include two shops and a restaurant. Take the opportunity to mosy around the estate's impressive gardens, which feature more than 1,000 species of rhododendrons.

    The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of Scotland's most visited attractions, and the most visited gallery/museum in the UK outside of London. The gallery and museum are set in a fantastic building, boasting 22 themed, state-of the art galleries displaying an incredible 8000 objects. The truly eclectic collections are extensive and wide-ranging, covering natural history, arms and armour, art from many art movements and periods of history. The art ranges from French Impressionists to Spanish surrealists.There are also areas dedicated to Scottish artists, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow style, which gives the place a real local feel. The gallery is divided between Expression on the east side and Life on the west. It has also been designed with children in mind and there are lots of interactive displays throughout which will delight your kids.

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    Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

    22 Hillhead St
    University of Glasgow

    Scotland's oldest public museum... read more

    St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

    2 Castle St

    Fascinating Multi-Faith Museum, with spectacular views... read more

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    Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

    Argyle Street
    Argyle St

    The most visited gallery/museum in the UK outside of London. It boasts 22 themed art galleries and some 8000 objects... read more

    Mackintosh House

    University Avenue
    Glasgow School of Art

    A reconstruction of Glaswegian architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh's home... read more

    Gallery of Modern Art

    Royal Exchange Square
    Royal Exchange Sq., Queen St

    Main gallery of modern art in Glasgow... read more

    Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA)

    350 Sauchiehall St

    Imaginative New Ideas in Art... read more

    People's Palace and Winter Gardens

    Glasgow Green

    Working Life in Glasgow... read more

    Pollok House

    2060 Pollokshaws Road
    Pollok Country Park

    El Greco, Goya, Murillo, et Alia... read more
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