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Glasgow, the city of big hearts and grand designs has a wealth of attractions to suit every interest and entry to many of these are free!

The City of Glasgow owns one of the richest collections in Europe, displayed in 13 museums across the city. Glasgow also has many other attractions making one of the best cities in Europe to visit.

And with a great network of tourist transport, why not see it all on an open topped tourist bus and hop on/hop off as many times as you like?





The Tall Ship

The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour is one of Glasgow's leading visitor attractions

Address: The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour 100 Stobcross Road Glasgow G3 8QQ
Tel: 0141 222 2513

Fossil Grove

Fossil Grove is in Victoria Park in the west of the city. The fossil trees were uncovered by removal of the surrounding rocks. They are the remains of an ancient forest, around 330 million years old. Scottish Natural Heritage has designated the grove a site of Special Scientific Interest.

Address: Fossil Grove Victoria Park Glasgow G14 1BN
Tel: 0141 950 1448

Glasgow Harbour

The result of the regeneration of Glasgow's waterfront, Glasgow Harbour is a new district in the vibrant West End providing an integrated mix of high-quality commercial, residential, retail, leisure and public space.

Address: Glasgow Harbour Ltd, 16 Robertson Street Glasgow G2 8DS
Tel: 0870 013 5183

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC)

Where else in Glasgow can you see a million objects, from the smallest insect to the biggest locomotive, all under one roof?

Address: Glasgow Museums Resource Centre 200 Woodhead Road South Nitshill Industrial Estate Glasgow G53 7NN
Tel: 0141 276 9300

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove is a very special museum. For generations of people from Glasgow and the surrounding neighbourhoods, it has a deep, personal significance linked with every stage of their lives.

Address: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Argyle Street Glasgow G3 8AG
Tel: 0141 276 9599

Kelvingrove Park

Kelvingrove Park is a public park located on the River Kelvin in the West End of the city of Glasgow, Scotland, containing the world-famous Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

Address: Kelvingrove Park Otago Street Glasgow G3 6BY
Tel: 0141 287 5108

Loch Lomond Shores

Loch Lomond Shores is a principal gateway to Scotland's first National Park. It is Scotland's most spectacular visitor destination

Address: Loch Lomond Shores Ben Lomond Way Balloch G83 8QL
Tel: 01389 751035

Merchant Square

Merchant Square was originally built in the 1800's as part of Glasgow's Fruit Market, and has always been a focal point of the Merchant City.

Address: Merchant Square Candleriggs Glasgow G1 1LE
Tel: 0141 552 3038

Mitchell Library

Glasgow City Council's Mitchell Library is one of the largest public reference libraries in Europe.

Address: Libraries, Information and Learning The Mitchell North Street Glasgow G3 7DN
Tel: 0141 287 2999

Open Museum

The Open Museum has many reminiscence kits, object handling kits and exhibitions available for loan. This free service allows Glasgow's citizens to borrow museum objects and create their own displays.

Address: The Open Museum 161 Woodhead Road South Nitshill Industrial Estate Glasgow G53 7NN
Tel: 0141 276 930

People's Palace and Winter Gardens

The People's Palace is Glasgow's social history museum and a chance to see the story of the people and city of Glasgow from 1750 to the present.

Address: People's Palace and Winter Gardens Glasgow Green Glasgow G40 1AT
Tel: 0141 276 0788

Pollok House

Pollok Estate has been the home of the Maxwell family since the mid-13th century. The current house is an impressive 18th century mansion.

Address: Pollok House Pollok Country Park 2060 Pollokshaws Road Glasgow, G43 1AT
Tel: 0844 493 2202

Provand's Lordship

At Provand's Lordship you can step back into Glasgow's past in the only house to survive from the medieval city. Provand's Lordship has been extensively restored to give a real flavour of life in medieval Glasgow

Address: Provand's Lordship 3 Castle Street Glasgow G4 ORB
Tel: 0141 552 8819

Scotland Street School Museum

Scotland Street School Museum presents the history of education in Scotland as a genuine school experience. It is also an essential destination for Mackintosh enthusiasts and all those interested in the history of design. The museum was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh between 1903 and 1906.

Address: Scotland Street School Museum 225 Scotland Street Glasgow G5 8QB
Tel: 0141 287 0500

St Mungo Museum Of Religious Life And Art

This unique museum explores the importance of religion in people's lives across the world and across time. The building, which stands on the site of the medieval Bishop's Castle, was opened in April 1993.

Address: St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art 2 Castle Street Glasgow G4 0RH
Tel: 0141 276 1625

The Burrell Collection

At the Burrell Collection you can wander round important collections of medieval art, tapestries, alabasters, stained glass and English oak furniture.

Address: The Burrell Collection Pollok Country Park 2060 Pollokshaws Road Glasgow, G43 1AT
Tel: 0141 287 2550

The Gallery of Modern Art

GoMA is the second most visited contemporary art gallery outside London. It offers a thought-provoking programme of temporary exhibitions and workshops.

Address: Gallery of Modern Art Royal Exchange Square Glasgow G1 3AH
Tel: 0141 287 3050

The Mackintosh Church at Queen's Cross

The Mackintosh Church at Queen's Cross is the only church designed by Mackintosh to be built and now the Society's International headquarters. Magnificent stained glass and exceptional relief carving on wood and stonework are highlights of the interior where light and space are used to dramatic effect.

Address: The Mackintosh Church at Queen's Cross Queen's Cross 870 Garscube Road Glasgow G20 7EL
Tel: 0141-946-6600

The Mackintosh House

The Mackintosh House is a reconstruction of the principal interiors from the Glasgow home of the Scottish architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) and the artist Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh (1864-1933).

Address: Main/Gilbert-Scott Building University Avenue University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ
Tel: 0141 330 4221

The Museum of Transport

The museum uses its collections of vehicles and models to tell the story of transport by land and sea, with a unique Glasgow flavour. Here you will find the oldest surviving pedal cycle and the finest collection in the world of Scottish-built cars. They include such world-famous makes as Argyll, Arrol Johnson and Albion.

Address: The Museum of Transport 1 Bunhouse Road Glasgow G3 8DP
Tel: 0141 287 2720

The National Piping Centre

The Great Highland Bagpipe, perhaps the best known of Scotland�s musical instruments and an ambassador for Scotland throughout the world, is accorded new prominence by the founding of The National Piping Centre. We serve as a national and international centre of excellence for the instrument and its music.

Address: The National Piping Centre 30-34 McPhater Street Cowcaddens Glasgow G4 0HW
Tel: 0141 353 0220