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History events in Glasgow

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Events in Glasgow

East Park: 150th Anniversary Exhibition

6th October 2023 - 6th October 2024

This exhibition explores the long history of East Park through a series of never-before-seen photographs at Maryhill Burgh Halls!

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Curious About Glasgow - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

1st January 2024 - 31st December 2024

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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Glasgow Central Station Tours

1st January 2024 - 31st December 2024

Glasgow Central Tours offer you the chance to explore behind the scenes of Glasgow's most iconic and busiest landmarks, Central Station!

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Historic Tours of Glasgow University

Selected dates between 5th January 2024 - 15th December 2024

Join a historic walking tour of the University of Glasgow the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world!

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Glasgow Necropolis Walking Tours

Selected dates between 6th January 2024 - 29th December 2024

The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis run regular friendly and informal walking tours of the Glasgow Necropolis!

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Burrell Bites

Selected dates between 10th January 2024 - 18th December 2024

Enjoy a specially curated talk about the history and context of a new object(s) from the Burrell Collection each week, delivered by Curators, Gallery Assistants, Volunteer Guides and more!

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Themed Tours at The Burrell Collection

Selected dates between 11th January 2024 - 19th December 2024

Join the Burrell Collection's expert Volunteer Guides as they take you on a journey through the collection with free themed weekly tours.

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Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour

13th January 2024 - 15th December 2024

This is a 1.5 hour tour that will take you around all the main sites of the city, giving you an excellent opportunity to find out about Glasgow's rich history and culture!

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Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Selected dates between 15th January 2024 - 18th December 2024

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!

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The George Ward Collection: Images of Old Maryhill

3rd February 2024 - 15th June 2024

The George Ward Collection exhibition at Maryhill Burgh Halls captures a Maryhill suspended in time, invoking nostalgia for a long-lost city landscape, along Maryhill Road and beyond.

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Carmunnock Heritage Trail

29th March 2024 - 31st December 2024

Take a unique, free, self-guided, multi-media tour around Glasgow's last village - Carmunnock by following the Carmunnock Heritage Trail!

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Glasgow Music City Tours: Merchant City Tour

Selected dates between 30th March 2024 - 28th September 2024
Glasgow City Centre

Get under the skin of Glasgow's vibrant music scene with this entertaining, guided walking tour of Merchant City and the East End from Glasgow Music City Tours!

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Gothic Glasgow

Selected dates between 3rd April 2024 - 30th December 2024

Join Gothic Glasgow's sinister host Vincent (The Man in the Hat), for a unique evening walking tour uncovering Glasgow's ghostly, strange, supernatural, creepy history!

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Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Sundays

Selected dates between 7th April 2024 - 1st September 2024

The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust opens its Bridgeton Bus Garage to the public on selected Sundays throughout the year!

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh Walking Tour

Selected dates between 27th April 2024 - 28th September 2024

Join Walking Tours in Glasgow to explore the streets of Mackintosh's home city to experience and witness his lasting legacy!

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The Dark Side Of Glasgow

1st May 2024 - 30th August 2024
Various Locations Glasgow

Want to know about Bible John? The Human Crocodile? The Gorbals Vampire? Arthur Thompson and his kin? Look no further! take a trip through Glasgow's macabre past with The Dark Side Tours!

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Weaving Our Stories Together

Selected dates between 17th May 2024 - 31st May 2024

Thanks to support from the Alex Ferry Foundation, The Pyramid is running an exciting new community project, bringing weaving back to life in Anderston!

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King’s Theatre Glasgow Building And Heritage Tour

Selected dates between 18th May 2024 - 7th July 2024

This exceptional insight into the King's Theatre Glasgow is your chance to get to know the building like you never have before and grab some historical facts along the way!

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The Haunted Provan Hall Tour

30th May 2024

Provan Hall is one of the oldest buildings in Glasgow and is also known as one of the most haunted... Are you brave enough to join History and Horror Tours on a ghostly tour!

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Theatre Royal Glasgow Building And Heritage Tour

Selected dates between 1st June 2024 - 6th July 2024

This exceptional insight into the Theatre Royal Glasgow is your chance to get to know the building like you never have before and grab some historical facts along the way!

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A Talk About The Making of Blythswood with Graeme Smith

2nd June 2024

Join author and campaigner Graeme Smith for a talk on the 'New Town of Blythswood' at Mackintosh at the Willow as part of this year's Glasgow Blythswood Festival!

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Glasgow Science Festival: Museum of Anatomy Showcase

6th June 2024

Drop in to explore the anatomy museum at the University of Glasgow on Thursday 6th June as part of Glasgow Science Festival 2024!

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Mackintosh Symposium: Heritage Under Threat

6th June 2024 - 7th June 2024

Join The Mackintosh Society for their two-day symposium at Mackintosh Queen's Cross on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th June where the theme will be 'Heritage Under Threat'.

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Summer Of Fun At Glasgow Museums

6th June 2024 - 7th August 2024
Various Locations Glasgow

Glasgow Museums have a whole 'Summer of Fun' planned to keep the whole family entertained across the Summer Holidays!

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Visiting Vikings

8th June 2024 - 9th June 2024

Dumbarton Rock was besieged several times by the Vikings and now the raiders, traders and invaders have returned to take over Dumbarton Castle!

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Glasgow Science Festival: Explore the engineering of Glasgow’s Clyde Bridges

Selected dates between 9th June 2024 - 15th June 2024
Glasgow South Side

Join this guided walk with engineers from the Institute of Civil Engineers exploring the bridges of Glasgow's River Clyde and take a walk through history.

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Blowing Hot and Cold - The Story Of Air-conditioning At Sea

11th June 2024

Ian Johnston talks about his latest book on the little-known invention of air-conditioning on Clydeside at the end of the 19th century.

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Glasgow Science Festival: Explore the Engineering of Glasgow’s Forth & Clyde Canal

Selected dates between 14th June 2024 - 16th June 2024

Find out about how this engineering marvel has transformed Glasgow since it's construction over 250 years ago and how it continues to change the shape of our communities today.

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Glasgow Science Festival: Open Afternoon at the Fossil Grove

16th June 2024

Explore Fossil Grove, an ancient forest in Victoria Park, and discover stories of climate change and industrial heritage as part of Glasgow Science Festival 2024!

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Twilight Tour: Memorialising Kelvin at 200

19th June 2024

Kelvin Hall welcomes you to another Twilight Tour where curator Nicky Reeves will explore instrumentation and effects of Lord Kelvin collected by The Hunterian.

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Bungo in the Back Lanes

22nd June 2024
Glasgow South Side

The ever popular neighbourhood festival Bungo in the Back Lanes, hosted by The Strathbungo Society, returns on Saturday 22nd June!

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Holding the Rock for Scotland

23rd June 2024

Hear the firing of the musket volleys and watch the clash of pikes and swords as you relive the Scottish civil wars of the 1600s at Dumbarton Castle!

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Weekday Wonders: Objects from the Kelvin Hall Collection

25th June 2024

Come along to meet the Glasgow Life Museums Learning Team and examine the wide variety of wonderful objects in the Kelvin Hall kit and learn about the stories behind them.

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An Evening with Mary Beard

9th July 2024

Unmask the Roman emperors with renowned classicist and historian Mary Beard. Go beyond the myths & scandals to explore their lives, challenges and legacies!

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Bike Mood Booster

13th July 2024

Burn calories - not oil, as you power along the tracks and trails around Dams to Darnley Country Park, exploring its wildlife and history on this Ranger led ride!

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Archaeology and Art

21st August 2024

In this workshop, you will find out about some of the amazing prehistoric archaeology collections Kelvin Hall hold at the museum stores.

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Clydebuilt Festival

7th September 2024 - 8th September 2024

Back for 2024, the Clydebuilt Festival will return to the Riverside Museum and on the Clyde on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September!

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History Events in East Renfrewshire

History Events in Edinburgh and the Lothians

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

Singing Sea Shanties with Joss Cameron

Singing Sea Shanties with Joss Cameron

9th June 2024

Join us in the warm and welcoming Storytelling Court for a fun opportunity to learn some Sea Shanties, the history of seafaring songs, and the traditions and nature of maritime language!

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Dressing Children in the 18th century

Dressing Children in the 18th century

21st June 2024

Join Assistant Curator Lucy Peter as she explores an important philosophical shift in attitudes towards childhood and children’s fashion in the 18th century!

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Edinburgh Rising from the Ashes: 200 Years of the Scottish Fire Service

Edinburgh Rising from the Ashes: 200 Years of the Scottish Fire Service

3rd May 2024 - 22nd September 2024

Journey through two centuries of firefighting legacy with our special exhibition created in partnership with the Museum of Scottish Fire Heritage.

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History Events in Fife

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

St Andrews Memories

St Andrews Memories

Selected dates between 25th January 2024 - 3rd December 2024

Drop in to The R & A World Golf Museum and have a chat whilst looking at photographs, objects and film footage from our collections!

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Heritage Tour: East End of St Andrews

Heritage Tour: East End of St Andrews

Selected dates between 25th May 2024 - 28th September 2024

Enjoy a fascinating Heritage Tour of the East End of St Andrews and explore the rich history of this beautiful area with knowledgeable and local guides!

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Plant Sale at St Athernase Church in Leuchars

Plant Sale at St Athernase Church in Leuchars

25th May 2024

The Regeneration Fundraising Committee for St Athernase will be holding a plant sale at the church as well as offering free conducted tours of one of Scotland's architectural gems.

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History Events in Lanarkshire

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

Music In The Museum: Strike! - An Evening of Poetry and Song Reflecting on the 1984 Miners’ Strike

Music In The Museum: Strike! - An Evening of Poetry and Song Reflecting on the 1984 Miners’ Strike

19th July 2024

Step into the heart of history and journey back 40 years to the tumultuous 1984 Miners' Strike at Summerlee Museum's Music In The Museum event!

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The Fourth 50th Anniversary Talk - ‘Lowland Highlanders’

The Fourth 50th Anniversary Talk - ‘Lowland Highlanders’

14th September 2024

Join photographer John Irvine for the fourth of five talks celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Museum of Lead Mining.

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Summerlee Museum Model Railway Show

Summerlee Museum Model Railway Show

15th June 2024 - 16th June 2024

The annual Summerlee Model Railway Show is being held on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June, come along and see model railway layouts, model vehicles and more!

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History Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

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

Celebrating The Life And Works Of Robert Tannahill On His 250th Birthday

Celebrating The Life And Works Of Robert Tannahill On His 250th Birthday

3rd June 2024

Join OneRen at Paisley Central Library for an evening celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of the Paisley poet Robert Tannahill.

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Sma’ Shot Day

Sma’ Shot Day

6th July 2024

Paisley's annual Sma' Shot day event, one of the oldest workers' festivals in the UK, will take place this year on Saturday 6th July!

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Sma’ Shot Cottages

Sma’ Shot Cottages

Selected dates between 1st April 2024 - 30th September 2024

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 Events in Stirling

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

Scotland’s National Hero

Scotland’s National Hero

10th February 2024 - 27th October 2024

Who was William Wallace? Listen as a costumed actor gives you an insight into the life of Scotland’s National Hero.

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Stirling 900: A Snapshot Exhibition

Stirling 900: A Snapshot Exhibition

1st June 2024 - 6th July 2024

Stirling 900: A Snapshot celebrates the 900th anniversary of the Royal Burgh of Stirling through the art of continuing GOSSIP members.

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Stirling Ghostwalk

Stirling Ghostwalk

5th January 2024 - 21st December 2024

Join Stirling Old Town's most grumblesome Ghoul, the Happy Hangman, Jock Rankin, on a creepy, comic guided ghostwalk!

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Events in Other Areas

History of Prestwick Airport Walking Tour

History of Prestwick Airport Walking Tour

28th December 2023 - 31st October 2024

Prestwick Airport, just 30 miles south west of Glasgow has had a colourful history since aviation activity was first recorded over 110 years ago in 1913, find out more on one of these walking tours!

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Highlight Talks

Highlight Talks

Selected dates between 3rd April 2024 - 26th June 2024

On selected days throughout the year the team at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and volunteers hold a Highlight Talk exploring the life and works of Robert Burns!

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Popular Events

Bounce In The Park
Bounce In The Park, Scotland's newest Inflatable Theme Park, is returning to Queen's Park Recreational Ground between the 24th and 27th May!
Edward Scissorhands
Matthew Bourne's magical dance production of the classic Tim Burton movie Edward Scissorhands is coming to the Theatre Royal Glasgow in May!
Summer Nights at the Bandstand
The Summer Nights at the Bandstand festival returns to Kelvingrove Park for a ninth year with 12 nights of live music from Gabrielle, Bananarama, Echo & The Bunnymen and many more!
LCD Soundsystem
Brooklyn's LCD Soundsystem will bring their Kinda Tour to The Barrowlands for three nights on 30th June, 1st and 2nd July!
Euro 2024 Fanpark Glasgow
4theFans is back after incredible sold-out events for the Euros and World Cup. This summer, experience the 2024 UEFA Euro's at BAaD, Glasgow, like never before!

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