Visitor Centres in Glasgow

What better way to discover new and unique insights into local culture, nature and heritage than by choosing to visit one of the visitor centres detailed here?

Auchentoshan Distillery

Auchentoshan Distillery

Glasgow West End
Established in 1823, Auchentoshan is a smooth, Triple Distilled Single Malt whisky that challenges perceptions by doing things differently.
Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow South Side
Glasgow Science Centre is one of Scotland's must-see visitor attractions situated on the banks of the Clyde. We present concepts of science and technology...
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...
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...
Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre

Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre

Balloch
Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre is located within the boundaries of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, the first National Park in Scotland....
Loch Lomond Sea Life Centre

Loch Lomond Sea Life Centre

Balloch
SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium is just 20 minutes from Glasgow, situated on the stunning Loch Lomond Shores. The aquarium offers great fun for all the...
Loch Lomond Shores

Loch Lomond Shores

Balloch
Loch Lomond Shores is a great day out with lots of things to see and do, including designer shopping, an aquarium, restaurants and cafes and outdoor activities...
RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond

RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond

Gartocharn
RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond is a special place for wildlife. Located on the south-east shores of the loch, the site has a variety of habitats from ancient...
The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

Glasgow City Centre
The Lighthouse, Scotland's Centre for Design and Architecture, is a visitor centre, exhibition space and events venue situated in the heart of Glasgow...
The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary

The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary

Oban
Now in its 36th year,The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary opens a window into a watery wonderland teeming with amazing sea creatures of astonishing variety...
The Tall Ship at Riverside

The Tall Ship at Riverside

Glasgow West End
The Clyde Maritime Trust (Scottish Charity No: SC004608) owns the barque Glenlee, the principal exhibit at The Tall Ship at Riverside. Of the many hundreds...
Tollcross Childrens Farm and Visitor Centre

Tollcross Childrens Farm and Visitor Centre

Glasgow East End
Tollcross Children's Farm and Courtyard are located at the Wellshot road entrance to Tollcross Park.The Courtyard, which dates back to the 19th century...

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Visitor Centres in East Renfrewshire

Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre

Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre

Whitelee Windfarm is Europe's largest windfarm and is located on Eaglesham Moor just 20 minutes from Glasgow. The windfarm currently has 140 operational...
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Visitor Centres 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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Archerfield Walled Garden

Archerfield Walled Garden

We look forward to welcoming you through our doors to experience everything the Walled Garden has to offer: a cafe/restaurant serving imaginative and...
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Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

The Camera Obscura show is a fascinating and highly amusing way to see the city and learn about its history. This unique experience has delighted and...
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Deep Sea World

Deep Sea World

Deep Sea World welcomes you on a voyage of discovery. As you tour our magical themed zones you will move around the world heading towards a spectacular...
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Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth is a 5 star visitor experience which invites you to take a journey through time to witness the story of planet Earth. Through a series of...
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Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo is owned by The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS). The Society was founded in March 1909, and the Zoo opened in July 1913. Set...
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Gilmerton Cove

Gilmerton Cove

Gilmerton Cove is a series of hand carved passageways and chambers that lie below ground to the south of Gilmerton crossroads.After five years of work...
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Gorgie City Farm

Gorgie City Farm

Gorgie City Farm has been a much-loved part of the local community in Edinburgh for the past 30 years. We are dedicated to inspiring local people and...
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Hopetoun House

Hopetoun House

Hopetoun is a place of outstanding natural beauty, which has Scotland\'s finest stately home at its heart. Situated on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Hopetoun...
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Murrayfield Stadium

Murrayfield Stadium

Murrayfield Stadium (known as BT Murrayfield Stadium for sponsorship reasons, or usually just known as Murrayfield) is a sports stadium located in the...
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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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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a scientific centre for the study of plants, their diversity and conservation, as well as a popular tourist attraction...
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Royal Highland Centre

Royal Highland Centre

The Royal Highland Centre is Scotland’s premier indoor and outdoor events venue set in parkland just minutes from Edinburgh Airport and the city centre...
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Scottish National Gallery

Scottish National Gallery

The Scottish National Gallery is one of Scotland’s top free visitor attractions. It is made up of three interconnected buildings, right in the heart...
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Scottish Parliament

Scottish Parliament

Scotland's Parliament sits at the foot of Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile in front of the spectacular Holyrood Park and Salisbury Crags. Constructed from...
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Scottish Seabird Centre

Scottish Seabird Centre

The Scottish Seabird Centre is situated at North Berwick harbour, East Lothian, with stunning views across the Firth of Forth and the iconic Bass Rock...
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The Edinburgh Dungeon

The Edinburgh Dungeon

The Edinburgh Dungeon is an 80 minute journey through 1000 years of Scotland's horrible history. Tours leave around 10 minutes apart and guided by a full...
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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 Scotch Whisky Experience

The Scotch Whisky Experience

Visit the Scotch Whisky Experience for a sensational journey! Take a swirling, bubbling barrel ride through a replica distillery as you become part of...
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Water of Leith Conservation Trust

Water of Leith Conservation Trust

The Water of Leith Conservation Trust works to conserve and enhance the river, its heritage and wildlife: The Trust promotes education and recreation...
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Visitor Centres 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 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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Biggar Puppet Theatre

Biggar Puppet Theatre

Victorian Style Puppet Theatre - The home of International Purves Puppets. Theatre seating 100 showing special glow in the dark large scale puppet shows...
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Calderglen Country Park

Calderglen Country Park

Calderglen Country Park is a four-star tourist attraction which has a Children's Zoo, Tropical Glasshouse, Ornamental Gardens, Nature Trails and Walks...
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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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Discover Amazonia

Discover Amazonia

Discover Amazonia, situated within M&Ds at Strathclyde Park, is Scotlands only indoor tropical rainforest, packed full of exotic plants and animals.Come...
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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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North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre is located at the top of Hamilton Road, just opposite the station. Due to the relocation of the council archives and...
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Palacerigg Country Park

Palacerigg Country Park

Enjoy the rare breeds collection, wildlife, Millennium longhouses, environmental education, kids playpark and much more.Our Park Visitor Centre now hosts...
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RSPB Barons Haugh Nature Reserve

RSPB Barons Haugh Nature Reserve

A real gem for wildlife and for visitors too. Spend time in one of the four hides, looking out at the ducks and swans on the haugh, or take a walk through...
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Scottish Wildlife Trust: Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve and Visitor Centre

Scottish Wildlife Trust: Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve and Visitor Centre

The Scottish Wildlife Trust Falls of Clyde and Visitor Centre is nestled in the Clyde Valley and is part of the Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature...
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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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Visitor Centres in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Castle Semple Visitor Centre

Castle Semple Visitor Centre

The Visitor Centre and Country Park provide a great place to enjoy ‘wonderful water, walks and wildlife’ all year round in the ancestral homelands...
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Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park

Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park

Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park covers an area of 108 square miles and contains two country parks with visitor centres at Castle Semple Loch and Muirshiel...
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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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Finlaystone Country Estate

Finlaystone Country Estate

Finlaystone Country Estate is an established visitor attraction managed by the family of the Chief of the Clan MacMillan. The estate, with its spectacular...
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Greenock Cut Visitor Centre

Greenock Cut Visitor Centre

Situated in the heart of Inverclyde’s water catchment area, near the Greenock and Kelly Cuts – narrow canal-like aqueducts designed by Robert Thom...
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Lamont City Farm

Lamont City Farm

Lamont City Farm is a vibrant community project located in Erskine, Renfrewshire.At Lamont Farm, you can meet a wide variety of domesticated animals,...
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Muirshiel Visitor Centre

Muirshiel Visitor Centre

Muirshiel Visitor Centre & Country Park gives easy access to ‘great walking in hen harrier countryside’ in what was once an impressive Victorian shooting...
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RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve

RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve

The best place in the west of Scotland for family fun, wild days out and discovering nature with an excellent RSPB shop, nature centre and visitor trails...
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Visitor Centres in Stirling and Falkirk

Argaty Red Kites

Argaty Red Kites

Here on our farm just north of Stirling, we run Central Scotland's only red kite feeding station where visitors can watch these exciting birds and their...
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Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park

Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park

Scotland’s safari park is located between Stirling and Doune, and is the only place in the country where you can see elephants and giraffes.Voted the...
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Deanston Distillery

Deanston Distillery

Our wonderful distillery, on the banks of the River Teith, has always been at the very heart of Deanston.It first opened its doors in 1785, not as a distillery...
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Go Ape Aberfoyle

Go Ape Aberfoyle

Our first Tree Top Adventure in Scotland and what an impact it’s made. Stunning scenery of the surrounding Queen Elizabeth Forest Park in Aberfoyle (...
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Green Aspirations Scotland CIC

Green Aspirations Scotland CIC

Green Aspirations Scotland offers craft experiences, Bushcraft Birthday Parties, team building & natural products.We are a woodland based social enterprise...
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Mugdock Country Park

Mugdock Country Park

Located in beautiful semi-natural and formal landscapes yet only 10 miles from Glasgow city centre, Mugdock Country Park offers an exciting visit to the...
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The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre

The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre

In June 1314 the history of Scotland as a nation was about to change forever.It was at the Battle of Bannockburn that Robert Bruce, King of Scots, would...
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The Engine Shed

The Engine Shed

A place to explore your built heritageOur built heritage tells countless stories: of the people who built them, lived in them and used them. We passionately...
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The Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel is the world's first and only rotating boat lift, as much an icon for Scotland as it is an engineering masterpiece!
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The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre

The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre

Whether you want to do a little or do a lot, The Lodge is made for you. Relax and enjoy the spectacular views, stroll to the waterfall, visit the Red...
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The National Wallace Monument

The National Wallace Monument

The Wallace Monument stands tall and proud outside the city of Stirling, overlooking the scene of Scotland’s victory at The Battle of Stirling Bridge...
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The ZooLab Jungle Room

The ZooLab Jungle Room

We are an intimate animal handling, indoor rainforest experience, like no other – in the heart of central Scotland. With its magnificent rock-work,...
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Visitor Centres 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...
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...
Kelburn Estate & Country Centre

Kelburn Estate & Country Centre

Largs
Based around a 13th Century castle that's had an amazing makeover courtesy of a team of Brazilian artists, the estate near Largs, Ayrshire also features...