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.
22 Hillhead St
University of Glasgow
2 Castle St
Fascinating Multi-Faith Museum, with spectacular views... read more
The most visited gallery/museum in the UK outside of London. It boasts 22 themed art galleries and some 8000 objects... read more
Glasgow School of Art
A reconstruction of Glaswegian architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh's home... read more
Royal Exchange Square
Royal Exchange Sq., Queen St
Main gallery of modern art in Glasgow... read more
2060 Pollokshaws Road
Pollok Country Park
El Greco, Goya, Murillo, et Alia... read more