Museums in Glasgow

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  • Whether you're an art lover, history buff, culture vulture or just plain curious, the museums of Glasgow are not to be missed. The brightest and best artifacts are waiting to reveal Glasgow's soul. See what all the fuss is about, and learn a thing or two along the way. Travel never felt so enlightening.

    Built in the in 1990s, the exterior of the House for an Art Lover has been realised, in materials, craftsmanship and dimensions, as closely as possible to the Mackintosh designs of 1901. Take a stroll around the House and into the nearby walled garden. You will see that the House sits comfortably in its parkland surroundings, almost as if Mackintosh himself had selected the setting. Inside the House, Mackintosh designed the entire layout of rooms but he and his wife provided detailed interior designs for only the double height Entrance Hall, the Dining Room, Oval Room and Music Room*. This group of rooms have been realised in breathtaking detail together with the Main Staircase and Gallery and is referred to as 'The Mackintosh Suite', to which visitors are welcome at most times.

    St. Mungo is a phenomenal museum that explores the significance of religion in people's lives across the globe and across time. Religions such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism are treated equally here, and the museum aims to promote understanding and respect between different faiths. The building stands on the site of the medieval Bishop's Castle and was opened in April 1993. It's big treasure is Dali's "Christ of St. John on the Cross". The various displays cover three floors and are divided into four exhibition areas: the Gallery of Religious Art, the Gallery of Religious Life, the Scottish Gallery and a temporary exhibition space. The museum is adjacaent to the amazing Glasgow Cathedral and opposite Provand's Lordship, the oldest house in the city. On the top floor you can try on various religious head gear and make a rubbing of a Celtic cross.

    St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

    2 Castle St

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

    House for an Art Lover

    10 Dumbreck Rd
    Bellahouston Park

    A truly unique venue designed by the famous Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Mackintosh devotees love it here... read more

    Mackintosh House

    University Avenue
    Glasgow School of Art

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

    Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA)

    350 Sauchiehall St

    Imaginative New Ideas in Art... read more

    Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

    22 Hillhead St
    University of Glasgow

    Scotland's oldest public museum... read more

    People's Palace and Winter Gardens

    Glasgow Green

    Working Life in Glasgow... read more

    Tenement House

    145 Buccleuch St

    A Slice of Life... read more

    Glasgow Science Centre

    50 Pacific Quay

    Fun Science for kids... read more

    Gallery of Modern Art

    Royal Exchange Square
    Royal Exchange Sq., Queen St

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