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History And Culture in Glasgow

Always wanted to find out more about Glasgow's past? Then start uncovering just what went on in days gone by, by looking through our listings.

Auld Kirk Museum

Auld Kirk Museum Cowgate, Kirkintilloch G66 1HN

Auld Kirk Musuem houses a rich collection of objects of local, national and international significance, interpreted in an innovative, exciting and educational way for visitors of all ages!

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Clyde Waterfront Walks

Clyde Waterfront Walks , Various Locations Glasgow

Clyde Docks Preservation Initiative operate a series of guided walking tours of Glasgow's waterfront, exploring the maritime history of the river and its modern regeneration.

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Clydebank Heritage Centre

Clydebank Heritage Centre Dumbarton Road, Clydebank G81 1XH

Clydebank Heritage Centre is home to a unique collection of information on the history and culture of Clydebank and surrounding area including the villages of Duntocher, Hardgate and Old Kilpatrick.

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Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery

Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery Dumbarton Road, Clydebank G81 1UE

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

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Crookston Castle

Crookston Castle Brockburn Road, Glasgow South Side G53 5RY

Get a sweeping view of the city from the only surviving medieval castle in Glasgow!

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Curious About Glasgow Tour

, Various Locations Glasgow

Have fun discovering Glasgow on this award-winning, quirky, self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!

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Dramble Tours

, Various Locations Glasgow

Dramble Tours combines two fun activities in a unique WHISKY WALKING TOUR of Glasgow!

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Dumbarton Castle

Dumbarton Castle , Dumbarton G82 1JJ

Impressively situated on a volcanic rock overlooking the Firth of Clyde, Dumbarton Castle was an important royal refuge in the Middle Ages.

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Fairfield Heritage Centre

Fairfield 1048 Govan Road, Glasgow South Side G51 4XS

Fairfield Heritage is a community museum dedicated to telling the story of Govan’s outstanding role in world shipbuilding.

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Gallery of Modern Art

Gallery of Modern Art Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow City Centre G1 3AH

Situated in the heart of the city, GoMA is Scotland's most visited modern art gallery displaying work that highlights the interests, influences and working methods of artists from around the world!

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Garrison House

Garrison House Glasgow Street, Millport KA28 0DJ

Garrison House is a vibrant hub of activities in Millport for locals and visitors alike!

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George Square

George Square George Street, Glasgow City Centre G2 1DU

Throughout the year, Glasgow's George Square is a focal point for many popular events such as Piping Live! and Glasgow Loves Christmas!

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Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral Castle Street, Glasgow City Centre G4 0QZ

Built in the 1100s, Glasgow Cathedral is an awe-inspiring medieval building dedicated to St Kentigern, also known as St Mungo the Patron Saint of Glasgow.

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Glasgow Central Tours

Glasgow Central Station Gordon Street, Glasgow City Centre G1 3SL

Explore one of Glasgow's most iconic landmarks, from the platforms to the subterranean vaults on a Glasgow Central Tour!

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Glasgow City Chambers

Glasgow City Chambers George Square, Glasgow City Centre G2 1DU

Glasgow City Chambers are one of the most beautiful civic buildings in the UK and a huge favourite amongst locals and tourists alike!

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Glasgow City Heritage Trust

54 Bell Street, Glasgow City Centre G1 1LQ

Glasgow City Heritage Trust is an independent charity supported by Glasgow City Council and Historic Environment Scotland.

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Glasgow Museums

, Various Locations Glasgow

Glasgow is home to a world-class collection of museums, covering a wide range of subjects from art and history to science and technology.

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Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

200 Woodhead Road, Glasgow South Side G53 7NN

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC) is a purpose-built store for Glasgow Museums' collections when they're not on display in the venues.

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Glasgow Necropolis

70 Cathedral Square, Glasgow City Centre G4 0UZ

The Glasgow Necropolis is a Victorian cemetery located on a low but very prominent hill to the east of Glasgow Cathedral.

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Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust

Bridgeton Bus Garage 76-136 Fordneuk Street, Glasgow East End G40 3AH

Based in the former Bridgeton Bus Garage, The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust is now well established as a heritage centre for buses and commercial vehicles!

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Glasgow Western Necropolis

Glasgow Western Necropolis Tresta Road, Glasgow North G23 5AQ

The Western Necropolis is a large cemetery complex north of Glasgow City Centre.

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Glasgow Womens Library

23 Landressy Street, Glasgow West End G40 1BP

Glasgow Women's Library is no ordinary library! We are the only resource of its kind in Scotland and a true national treasure.

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Govan Old Church

Govan Old Church Govan Road, Glasgow South Side G51 3BW

Govan Old Church is the oldest place of worship in Glasgow, located in the historic community of Govan – believed to have been the administrative and...

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Holmwood House

61-63 Netherlee Road, Glasgow South Side G44 3YU

Lying just a few miles from the centre of Glasgow, Holmwood House has been described as Alexander 'Greek' Thomson's finest domestic design!

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House for an Art Lover

Bellahouston Park Dumbreck Road, Glasgow South Side G41 5BW

Designed by famous Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, House for an Art Lover is a truly unique venue and one of Glasgow's architectural gems!

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Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

University Avenue, Glasgow West End G12 0RG

The Hunterian is Scotland's oldest public museum and home to over a million magnificent items ranging from meteorites to mummies and Mackintosh!

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Inveraray Castle

Inveraray Castle , Inveraray PA32 8XE

Inveraray Castle is the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell and an iconic, must-see visitor attraction on the West Coast of Scotland.

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Inveraray Jail

Inveraray Jail Church Square, Inveraray PA32 8TX

Step back almost two centuries and discover the stories of the real people - men, women and children who were tried and served their sentences at Inveraray Jail!

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Argyle Street, Glasgow West End G3 8AG

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Mu​seum is one of both Glasgow's and Scotland's most popular free attractions boasting an extensive collection of over 8000 objects displayed across 22 themed galleries!

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Mackintosh Queens Cross

Queens Cross Garscube Road, Glasgow West End G20 7EL

Mackintosh Queen's Cross is one of Glasgow's hidden architectural gems. The only church in the world designed by the great Scottish architect, designer and artist, Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

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Peoples Palace and Winter Gardens

People's Palace and Winter Gardens Glasgow Green, Glasgow City Centre G40 1AT

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.

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Pollok House

2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow South Side G43 1AT

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 in the 1930s!

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Provan Hall

11 Auchinlea Road, Glasgow East End G34 9PQ

Provan Hall is an A listed medieval building in the heart of Easterhouse, Glasgow.

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Provands Lordship

3 Castle Street, Glasgow City Centre G4 0RB

Step back in time and discover Glasgow's unique history with a visit to the oldest house in the city... The Provand's Lordship!

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Riverside Museum

100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow West End G3 8RS

Visit the Riverside Museum for FREE and experience the wonder of Glasgow's industrial heritage in this striking building designed by internationally renowned architect Zaha Hadid.

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Scotland Street School Museum

225 Scotland Street, Glasgow South Side G5 8QB

Scotland Street School Museum was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and offers a fascinating glimpse into schooldays of the past.

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St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art

2 Castle Street, Glasgow City Centre G4 0RH

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 faith to Scotland in the 6th century.

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Tenement House

145 Buccleuch Street, Glasgow West End G3 6QN

The National Trust for Scotland's Tenement House provides a rare glimpse into life in Glasgow in the early 20th century, in this faithfully restored four-room house!

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The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall

113-117 Trongate, Glasgow City Centre G1 5HD

The Britannia Music Hall (The Panopticon) located at the end of Argyle Street in Glasgow's Trongate is the oldest surviving music hall in the world!

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The Burrell Collection

2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow South Side G43 1AT

Housed in its purpose-built home surrounded by beautiful parkland, The Burrell Collections is ranked amongst the most significant civic museum collections in the UK!

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The Glasgow School of Art

The Glasgow School of Art Renfrew Street, Glasgow City Centre G3 6RF

Mackintosh's 'masterwork' The Glasgow School of Art, built 1897-1909, bookends his architectural career.

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The Govan Stones Project

886 Govan Road, Glasgow South Side G51 3UU

The Govan Stones are one of Glasgow's most important historical and cultural assets, explore the 31 monuments within the beautiful setting of Govan Old Church.

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The Hill House

The Hill House Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh G84 9AJ

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

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The Tall Ship Glenlee

150 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow West End G3 8RS

The Tall Ship Glenlee operates a programme of year-round maritime themed events and activities, with specially devised talks and tours, school visits and costumed volunteer days.

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The Trades House of Glasgow

Trades Hall Glassford Street, Glasgow City Centre G1 1UH

Trades House is a charitable trust focusing on the assistance of the needy, encouragement of youth and support for education in the greater Glasgow area.

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Willow Tea Rooms

97 Buchanan Street, Glasgow City Centre G1 3HF

A visit to The Willow Tea Rooms is a must for anyone interested in enjoying tasty traditional food and drinks in an atmospheric setting!

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History And Culture in East Renfrewshire

Here's a selection of History And Culture you can find over on our sister site, What's On East Renfrewshire:

The Eaglesham Heritage Trail

, Eaglesham G76 0AR

The Eaglesham Heritage Trail was the first project to be undertaken by the Eaglesham & Waterfoot Community Development Trust.

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Greenbank House and Garden

Greenbank Garden Flenders Road, Clarkston G768RB

Less than a mile from the suburban bustle of Clarkston on the south side of Glasgow, Greenbank Garden is a tranquil celebration of the gardener’s art.

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Barrhead Community Museum

Barrhead Community Museum Main Street, Barrhead G78 1SW

The Barrhead Community Museum and Visitor Information Centre features displays about the early history of the area.

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History And Culture in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Here's a selection of History And Culture you can find over on our sister site, What's On Edinburgh:

House of the Binns

House Of The Binns Binns View, Linlithgow EH49 7NA

Set in beautifully landscaped parkland overlooking the River Forth, this fascinating laird’s house near Linlithgow has been the home of the Dalyells for over 400 years.

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Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel Chapel Loan, Roslin EH25 9PU

Owned by The Earl and Countess of RosslynRosslyn Chapel was founded in 1446 as a place of worship and services continue to be held here weekly. The Chapel...

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Lauriston Castle

2 Cramond Road South, Edinburgh West EH4 6AD

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.

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History And Culture in Fife

Here's a selection of History And Culture you can find over on our sister site, What's On Fife:

St Andrews Castle

St Andrews Castle The Scores , St Andrews KY16 9AR

St Andrews Castle was a bishop’s palace, a fortress and a state prison during its 450-year history.

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Falkland Palace and Garden

Falkland Palace and Garden East Port, Falkland KY15 7BU

A fine Renaissance palace with an extensive formal garden and one of Britain’s oldest tennis courts

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Museum Of Communication

131 High Street , Burntisland KY3 9AA

One of Scotland's only museums of communication, with a regular programme of exhibitions and events.

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History And Culture in Lanarkshire

Here's a selection of History And Culture you can find over on our sister site, What's On Lanarkshire:

Biggar Gasworks Museum

Biggar Gasworks Museum Gas Works Road, Biggar ML12 6BZ

Biggar Gasworks Museum is preserved as a lasting reminder of an industry that provided so much benefit to all the country’s citizens.

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North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre High Road, Motherwell ML1 3HU

The North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre is a free family visitor attraction located in Motherwell which is seen as the main repository for archives and modern records for the whole of North Lanarkshire!

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The Museum of Lead Mining

The Museum of Lead Mining , Wanlockhead ML12 6UT

The Museum of Lead Mining, is a Visit Scotland 4 Star Visitor Attraction set in the picturesque village of Wanlockhead, the highest village in Scotland.

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History And Culture in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Here's a selection of History And Culture you can find over on our sister site, What's On Renfrewshire:

Paisley Thread Mill Museum

Mill End Mill Seedhill Road, Paisley PA1 1JS

The Paisley Thread Mill Museum in Mile End Mill is dedicated to Renfrewshire and Paisley's thread mill heritage.

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Paisley Abbey

Paisley Abbey Abbey Close, Paisley PA1 1JG

From its foundation in 1163 to the present day – worship in Paisley Abbey has been offered to God and hospitality extended to all pilgrims and visitors.

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Sma Shot Cottages

2 Sma' Shot Lane, Paisley PA1 2HG

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 history.

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History And Culture in Stirling and Falkirk

Here's a selection of History And Culture you can find over on our sister site, What's On Stirling:

Stirling Old Town Jail

Stirling Old Town Jail St John St, Stirling FK8 1EA

Stirling Old Town Jail is a top-rated independent visitor attraction in the heart of the Old Town – located just a short walk from Stirling Castle.

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The Engine Shed

Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 2BY

We’re Scotland’s building conservation centre, a place to explore your built heritage!

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The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum The Castle, Stirling FK8 1EH

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum is located in Stirling Castle, in the city of Stirling, Scotland.

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History And Culture in Other Areas

Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park

Brodick Castle , Brodick KA27 8HY

Gardens, woodland, waterfalls and a castle packed with treasures make Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park a must-visit on Arran!

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Culzean Castle and Country Park

Culzean Castle and Country Park , Maybole KA19 8LE

With a dramatic clifftop setting, Robert Adam architecture, fascinating history & beautiful surrounds, Culzean Castle and Country Park is one of Scotland's best days out!

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Dalgarven Mill Museum of Country Life & Costume

Dalgarven Mill Dalgarven, Kilwinning KA13 6PL

Dalgarven Mill is a treasure trove, created in a group of outstanding historical industrial buildings in a beautiful rural location in Ayrshire!

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Dean Castle Country Park

Dean Castle Country Park Dean Road, Kilmarnock KA3 1XB

Nestled in the heart of Kilmarnock, Dean Castle Country Park is a fantastic free day out for all the family!

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Dumfries House

Dumfries House , Cumnock KA18 2NJ

Dumfries House is one of Britain's most beautiful stately homes. Set in 2,000 acres, the stunning Estate and 18th-century house with its unrivalled collection of furniture has something for everyone!

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Dundonald Castle and Visitor Centre

Dundonald Castle Winehouse Yett, Dundonald KA2 9HD

War and romance, smuggling and heroism, tales of the supernatural and more – Royal Dundonald Castle is one of Scotland's most unexplored and fascinating treasures!

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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Murdochs Loan Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ

Set in 10 acres of Burns' beloved Alloway countryside, the museum provides a unique encounter with Scotland's favourite son!

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