Museums in Glasgow

Museums don't have to be dull and dusty! Find one that appeals to you and yours in our Glasgow listings below, and go check it out...

Auld Kirk Museum

Auld Kirk Museum

Kirkintilloch
The Auld Kirk Museum is located on one of the oldest sites in Kirkintilloch. The museum houses a rich collection of objects of local, national and international...
Clydebank Heritage Centre

Clydebank Heritage Centre

Clydebank
A unique collection of information on the history and culture of Clydebank and surrounding area including the villages of Duntocher, Hardgate and Old...
Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery

Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery

Clydebank
Clydebank Museum opened in 1980 in Clydebank Town Hall. It was originally operated by volunteers drawn from the local communities that had lobbied for...
Dumbarton Castle

Dumbarton Castle

Dumbarton
Dumbarton was the centre of the ancient kingdom of Strathclyde from the 5th century until 1018.Impressively situated on a volcanic rock overlooking the...
Fairfield Heritage Centre

Fairfield Heritage Centre

Glasgow South Side
For 100 years Govan was the centre of shipbuilding on the Clyde. Here some of the finest, most luxurious liners, steamships and naval vessels were designed...
Gallery of Modern Art

Gallery of Modern Art

Glasgow City Centre
Situated in the heart of the City Centre, GoMA is Scotland's most visited modern art gallery displaying work that highlights the interests, influences...
Garrison House

Garrison House

Millport
Fully restored to its former glory in 2008, Garrison House now boasts the local NHS Medical Centre, a state of the art Library, the Museum of the Cumbraes...
Glasgow Museums

Glasgow Museums

Various Locations Glasgow
Glasgow Museums offer something for everyone. Whether you want to find out more about an artist, come with your class to see how we used to live, see...
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

Glasgow South Side
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC) is the store for the museums' collections when they're not on display at our venues.It's a vast building with rooms...
Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust

Glasgow East End
The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust was formed at the end of 2002 and is a registered charity (SC034066).The Trust has since 2003 leased the former Bridgeton...
House for an Art Lover

House for an Art Lover

Glasgow South Side
Designed by famous Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, House for an Art Lover is a truly unique venue. We are one of Glasgow's finest wedding...
Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

Glasgow West End
The Hunterian is Scotland’s oldest public museum and home to over a million magnificent items ranging from meteorites to mummies and Mackintosh. Within...
Inveraray Jail

Inveraray Jail

Inveraray
Inveraray Jail is a living museum and top Scottish visitor attraction where real people portray life in a 19th century prison. Interact with costumed...
Kelvin Hall

Kelvin Hall

Glasgow West End
Kelvin Hall is currently being redeveloped and will reopen in Summer 2016. The Kelvin Hall stands on the bank of the River Kelvin opposite the Kelvingrove...
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Glasgow West End
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Mu​seum is one of Scotland's most popular free attractions. It has 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing...
Peoples Palace and Winter Gardens

Peoples Palace and Winter Gardens

Glasgow City Centre
The People’s Palace, set in historic Glasgow Green, tells the story of the people and city of Glasgow from 1750 to the end of the 20th century.Explore...
Pollok House

Pollok House

Glasgow South Side
A grand country house near Glasgow city centre, Pollok House is Scotland’s answer to Downton Abbey and gives a real taste of upstairs/downstairs life...
Provands Lordship

Provands Lordship

Glasgow City Centre
Step back in time and discover Glasgow’s unique history with a visit to the oldest house in the city.The Provand's Lordship, which was built in 1471...
Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum

Glasgow West End
Visit the Riverside Museum for FREE and experience the wonder of Glasgow's industrial heritage in this striking building designed by internationally renowned...
Scotland Street School Museum

Scotland Street School Museum

Glasgow South Side
This building was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and offers a fascinating glimpse into schooldays of the past.Scotland Street School Museum is...
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art

Glasgow City Centre
The award-winning St Mungo Museum is a haven of tranquillity in a bustling city. This museum is named after Glasgow's patron saint, who brought the Christian...
Tenement House

Tenement House

Glasgow West End
The National Trust for Scotland's Tenement House provides a rare glimpse into life in Glasgow in the early 20th century, in the faithfully restored four...
The Burrell Collection

The Burrell Collection

Glasgow South Side
Please note: The Burrell Collection is temporarily closed until 2020 for refurbishmentThe Burrell Collection is part of Glasgow Museums and is free to...
The Glasgow School of Art

The Glasgow School of Art

Glasgow City Centre
Mackintosh's 'masterwork' The Glasgow School of Art, built 1897-1909, bookends his architectural career. Heavily influenced by the Arts and Crafts style...
The Govan Stones Project

The Govan Stones Project

Glasgow South Side
Discover the unique collection of early medieval stones carved in the 9th-11th centuries to commemorate the power of those who ruled the Kingdom of Strathclyde...
The Hampden Experience

The Hampden Experience

Glasgow South Side
See more than 2500 exhibits in 14 galleries, walk amongst Scotland's footballing legends in the Hall Of Fame and take the Stadium tour at The Hampden...
The Hill House

The Hill House

Helensburgh
High on a hill in Helensburgh, overlooking the River Clyde, sits what is universally regarded as Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s finest domestic creation...
The Mackintosh Church

The Mackintosh Church

Glasgow West End
The Mackintosh Church at Queen's Cross is one of Glasgow's hidden architectural gems. The only church in the world designed by the great Scottish architect...
The National Piping Centre

The National Piping Centre

Glasgow City Centre
The National Piping Centre, Glasgow was created in 1996, as the world centre for excellence in the promotion and study of the Great Highland Bagpipe.We...

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Museums in East Renfrewshire

Barrhead Community Museum

Barrhead Community Museum

Museums in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Almond Valley Heritage Centre

Almond Valley Heritage Centre

There are many things to enjoy and discover here at Almond Valley. For your little ones there are tractor rides, soft play areas, interactive activities...
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Craigmillar Castle

Craigmillar Castle

Craigmillar is one of Scotland’s most perfectly preserved castles. It began as a simple tower-house residence. Gradually, over time, it developed into...
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Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle dominates Scotland's capital city from its great rock. Its story has helped shape the nation's story.Battles and sieges were fought over...
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Gladstones Land

Gladstones Land

The house of wealthy merchant and landlord Thomas Gledstanes showcases high-rise living, 17th-century style, at the beating heart of Edinburgh's historic...
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John Knox House

John Knox House

Walk in the footsteps of its famous inhabitants and hear the drama unfold in every room. Look out for the tricks and traps to fool intruders; hunt for...
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Lauriston Castle

Lauriston Castle

When you step inside Lauriston Castle, you see it just as it was in 1926, when it was left to the nation by the last private owner, Mrs Reid.The Castle...
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Museum of Childhood Edinburgh

Museum of Childhood Edinburgh

The Museum of Childhood has a place in the hearts of millions. The first museum in the world dedicated to the history of childhood, it displays toys and...
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Museum of Edinburgh

Museum of Edinburgh

No day out on the Royal Mile is complete without a visit to the Museum of Edinburgh, where the City’s past is brought vividly to life.Visit the Museum...
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Museum on the Mound

Museum on the Mound

Opened in 2006, this fascinating museum takes a fresh look at money – and much, much more. Art & design, technology, crime, trade and security – all...
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National Mining Museum Scotland

National Mining Museum Scotland

Welcome to National Mining Museum Scotland, a 5 Star visitor attraction and winner of the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions "Best Visitor Experience...
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National Museum of Flight Scotland

National Museum of Flight Scotland

Head off on a journey of discovery at this former airfield as you explore the history of aviation from the First World War to the present day. Climb on...
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National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland

Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, art and design, science and technology and Scottish history, all under one roof at the National...
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National War Museum

National War Museum

The National War Museum is housed in Edinburgh, and forms part of National Museums Scotland. It is located within Edinburgh Castle, and admission is included...
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Scott Monument

Scott Monument

The Scott Monument is the largest monument to a writer in the world. It commemorates Sir Walter Scott.There are 287 steps to the top of the Scott Monument...
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St Cecilias Hall

St Cecilias Hall

The beautiful, elliptical St Cecilia's Hall dates back to 1763, making it the oldest purpose-built concert hall in Scotland.Designed by Robert Mylne for...
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The Georgian House

The Georgian House

The north side of Charlotte Square is Robert Adam's masterpiece of urban architecture. The Georgian House, with its elegant furnished interior, is located...
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The Peoples Story Museum

The Peoples Story Museum

The People’s Story explores the lives of Edinburgh’s ordinary people. From work to home, healthcare to social activities, people of the past are brough...
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The Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia

Visit the UK's no.1 attraction (TripAdvisor). The Royal Yacht Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing...
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The Writers Museum

The Writers Museum

The Writers’ Museum celebrates the lives of three great Scottish writers – Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.Visitors can...
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Museums in Lanarkshire

Airdrie Observatory

Airdrie Observatory

One of only four observatories operating in the UK, Airdrie Observatory is of historical and scientific interest for both adults and children alike.Located...
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Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum

Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum

Biggar Museum Trust aims to collect, store, preserve and record Biggar and Upper Clydesdale’s rich archaeological, social and historic heritage. The...
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Biggar Albion Museum

Biggar Albion Museum

The Albion Museum sits back from North Back Road, Biggar and houses vehicles of Albion Motors, a commercial vehicle manufacturing firm started in 1899...
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Biggar Gasworks Museum

Biggar Gasworks Museum

For upwards of 130 years – from 1839 to 1973 – Biggar Gasworks made coal-gas for the town and surrounding district. It was one of the first small-...
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Chatelherault Country Park

Chatelherault Country Park

Chatelherault Country Park, a five star visitor attraction under the Visit Scotland grading scheme, has been described as a Jewel in the Landscape.Chatelherault...
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David Livingstone Centre

David Livingstone Centre

There are storeys of stories about David Livingstone, the famous Scottish explorer and missionary, in this birthplace museum of his life and work. Housed...
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Low Parks Museum

Low Parks Museum

Low Parks Museum in Hamilton is a 5-star museum under the Visit Scotland grading scheme, situated in the former Low Parks of the Duke of Hamilton's estates...
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National Museum of Rural Life

National Museum of Rural Life

Take in the sights, smells and sounds of a 1950s working farm, complete with dairy cows and sheep, at the National Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride...
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New Lanark World Heritage Site

New Lanark World Heritage Site

New Lanark World Heritage Site is a beautifully restored 18th century cotton mill village in Southern Scotland, close to the Falls of Clyde and only around...
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Shotts Heritage Centre

Shotts Heritage Centre

Shotts Heritage Centre is within the town library. Displays focus on the area’s strong 17th century covenanting heritage and the rise and fall of local...
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Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Summerlee, the museum of Scottish industrial life - in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire - is a VisitScotland '4 Star' visitor attraction and 'Best Working Attraction...
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Museums in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Coats Observatory

Coats Observatory

Coats Observatory is the oldest public observatory in Scotland and was gifted to the people of Paisley by Thomas Coats and designed by Glasgow Architect...
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Paisley Museum

Paisley Museum

Paisley Museum is a 4 star visitor attraction located in the heart of Paisley. It houses a wealth of treasures, from Ancient Egyptian artefacts to reminders...
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Paisley Thread Mill Museum

Paisley Thread Mill Museum

The Paisley Thread Mill Museum is dedicated to Renfrewshire and Paisley's thread mill heritage. The museum is staffed by volunteers and can be found on...
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Sma Shot Cottages

Sma Shot Cottages

The Sma Shot Cottages are a major attraction in the Renfrewshire area, providing visitors with an insight into two distinct periods of Paisley's weaving...
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Weavers Cottage

Weavers Cottage

Step into Weaver’s Cottage and be transported back to the days when Kilbarchan was at the heart of the thriving Scottish textile industry.This restored...
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Museums in Stirling and Falkirk

Alloa Tower

Alloa Tower

Take a whistle-stop tour through 700 years of Scottish history at Scotland’s largest and oldest keep, the ancestral home of the influential Erskine...
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Argylls Lodging

Argylls Lodging

Argyll’s Lodging is Scotland’s most splendid and complete example of a 17th century townhouse.It was a residence of the Earl of Stirling and later...
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Callendar House

Callendar House

Callendar House dates from the 14th century. It is set in the nationally-important historic designed landscape of Callendar Park, which also contains...
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Dunblane Museum

Dunblane Museum

Dunblane Museum, originally called the Dunblane Cathedral Museum, opened in 1943 and is run entirely by volunteers. It holds a collection of artefacts...
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Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle is a great symbol of Scottish independence & a source of national pride. Visitors can now step back into the sumptuous world of Stirling...
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The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum is located in Stirling Castle, in the city of Stirling, Scotland.The Museum traces the history of the 91st...
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The Hamilton Toy Collection Museum & Collectors Shop.

The Hamilton Toy Collection Museum & Collectors Shop.

Welcome to the Hamilton Toy Collection a celebration of toys from the last hundred years.Group bookings and school parties may be made for other times...
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The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum

The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum

The Stirling Smith is the home of a significant collection of rare and unique artefacts, spanning centuries of Scottish, British and World history. The...
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Museums in Other Areas

Culzean Castle and Country Park

Culzean Castle and Country Park

Maybole
With a dramatic clifftop setting, Robert Adam architecture, fascinating history & beautiful surrounds, Culzean Castle is one of Scotland's best days out...
Dalgarven Mill Museum of Country Life & Costume

Dalgarven Mill Museum of Country Life & Costume

Kilwinning
Dalgarven Mill is a treasure trove, created in a group of outstanding historical industrial buildings in a beautiful rural location in Ayrshire.No longer...
Dean Castle Country Park

Dean Castle Country Park

Kilmarnock
Dean Castle Country Park is a fantastic free day out for all the family. The country park, covering over 200 acres, is nestled in the heart of Kilmarnock...
Scottish Maritime Museum Irvine

Scottish Maritime Museum Irvine

Irvine
The Scottish Maritime Museum is based in the west of Scotland, with sites in Irvine and Dumbarton. At these two sites, the Museum holds an important nationally...