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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 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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Kelvin Hall

1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow West End G3 8AW

Kelvin Hall stands on the banks of the River Kelvin opposite Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in the West End of Glasgow.

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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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Maryhill Burgh Halls

10-24 Gairbraid Avenue, Glasgow West End G20 8YE

The Maryhill Burgh Halls are placed in the historic building in the heart of Maryhill. We cover a wide range of services, from recording studios to a...

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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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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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Rangers Museum

100 Edmiston Drive, Glasgow South Side G51 2YX

Celebrate the extensive history of Rangers Football Club over the last 151 years, with a visit to the state-of-the-art Rangers Museum!

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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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Scottish Football Museum

Scottish Football Museum & Hampden Stadium Tour Hampden Park, Glasgow South Side G42 9BA

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 Scottish Football Museum!

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Scottish Maritime Museum Dumbarton

Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank Castle Street, Dumbarton G82 1QS

The Scottish Maritime Museum is a four-star tourist attraction based in the west of Scotland, with sites in Irvine and Dumbarton.

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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 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 National Piping Centre

30-34 McPhater Street, Glasgow City Centre G4 0HW

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.

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Museums in East Renfrewshire

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

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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Museums in Edinburgh and the Lothians

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

National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1JF

Connecting Scotland to the world and the world to Scotland.

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St Cecilias Hall

St Cecilia’s Hall Niddry Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1NQ

The beautiful, elliptical St Cecilia's Hall dates back to 1763, making it the oldest purpose-built concert hall in Scotland.

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Chocolate Museum

5 Cranston Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH8 8BE

Find out about the making, the history and the science of chocolate at Edinburgh's chocolate museum. You also get hands-on experience making your own chocolate to take home.

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Museums in Fife

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

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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Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries

1-7 Abbot Street , Dunfermline KY12 7 N

Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries (DCL&G) - a new museum, gallery spaces, cafe, shop and reading rooms all adjoining the world's 1st Carnegie Library.

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St Andrews Heritage Museum

12 North Street St Andrews North Street, St Andrews KY16 9PW

St Andrews Heritage Museum and Garden at 12 North Street is set in a charming 17th century house and garden, a stone’s throw from St Andrews Cathedral and St Andrews Castle.

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Museums in Lanarkshire

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

David Livingstone Birthplace

165 Station Road, Blantyre G72 9BY

The David Livingstone Birthplace celebrates the birthplace and legacy of Dr David Livingstone in Blantyre and across Africa!

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Leadhills Miners Library

15 Main Street, Leadhills ML12 6XP

Founded 23rd November 1741, Leadhills Miners Library is the oldest subscription library in the British Isles, perched high in the Southern Uplands of Scotland!

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Low Parks Museum

Low Parks Museum 129 Muir Street, Hamilton ML3 6BJ

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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Museums in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

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

Paisley Museum

Paisley Museum High Street, Paisley PA1 2BA

Paisley Museum is a 4 star visitor attraction located in the heart of Paisley. It houses a wealth of treasures, from Egyptian artefacts to reminders of our industrial past and our natural heritage!

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Coats Observatory

49 Oakshaw Street West, Paisley PA1 2DE

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 John Honeyman.

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Paisley: The Secret Collection

Paisley: The Secret Collection High Street, Paisley PA1 2AE

Paisley: The Secret Collection is the first publicly accessible museum store on a UK High Street, containing thousands of objects reflecting Renfrewshire's amazing heritage and culture.

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Museums in Stirling and Falkirk

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

Kinneil Museum

Kinneil Museum Duchess Anne Cottages, Boness EH51 0PR

Kinneil Museum is located in the 17th century stable building of Kinneil House, Bo'ness.

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Argylls Lodging

NA Castle Wynd, Stirling FK8 1EG

Argyll's Lodging is Scotland's most splendid and complete example of a 17th century townhouse, fit to receive, and impress, royal guests!

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Callendar House

Callendar House Callendar Park, Falkirk FK1 1YR

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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Museums in Other Areas

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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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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Scottish Maritime Museum Irvine

Scottish Maritime Museum Harbour Road, Irvine KA12 8QE

The Scottish Maritime Museum is a four-star tourist attraction based in the west of Scotland, with sites in Irvine and Dumbarton.

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The Dick Institute

The Dick Institute Elmbank Avenue, Kilmarnock KA1 3BU

Opened in 1901, the Dick Institute is one of the most important cultural venues in the south-west of Scotland, featuring the largest museum and galleries space in Ayrshire!

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