Glasgow Attractions

Glasgow Riverside Museum

Glasgow Riverside Museum

A veritable fun packed city break of free museums & galleries, river cruises, entertainment centres and sightseeing tours, Glasgow attractions cater for all tastes, from the art lover and football fan, to families. Head down to the banks of the Clyde and visit Glasgow’s award-winning free entry Riverside Museum of Transport & Travel, with over 1000 exhibits as diverse as vintage trams, the famous tall ship and locomotives to recreated streets, cafes and shops from the Victorian era to the 1960s. You’ll also find Scotland’s top Science Centre down on the riverside with adjacent tall Glasgow Tower, planetarium, Imax cinema and a host of interactive exhibits always a hit with the kids.

Glasgow ranks as one of Britain’s best city breaks for art and architecture, home to numerous landmark buildings designed by Glasgow’s own Charles Rennie Mackintosh. See collections of Mackintosh’s work at the Kelvingrove, The Lighthouse and the Hunterian which also features a fascinating recreation of the artist and designer’s terraced Glasgow home. See artwork by the Glasgow Boys collective at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery, European masters in The Burrell Collection and changing exhibitions of modern art within the iconic former trading building of GoMA – The Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow.

Visit one of the world’s few museums dedicated to architecture and design – The Lighthouse in Glasgow with exhibits across fashion, digital design, architecture, jewellery and more, plus a not to be missed in-house Mackintosh shop! Lesser known museums in Glasgow dig deep into the city’s social history, with favourites including the wonderful free entry People’s Palace & Winter Gardens on the legendary Glasgow Green, with displays on topics including suffrage, Glasgow at War, trade unions and the city’s famous fairs and markets all within a magical late Victorian building featuring an exotic glass-encased Winter Gardens cafe!

Glasgow is a real city of parks and gardens. Not to be missed highlights include the great glass houses and indoor tropical worlds of The Botanic Gardens at Kelvinside and the city’s largest park, Pollok Country Park on the southern outskirts with woodland and mountain bike trails, walled gardens, Glasgow’s famous fold of Highland Cattle, year round family events and attractions including The Burrell Collection in the magnificent Pollok House. Glasgow attractions offer something for all and will easily fill a week or two! Book online now with iknow!

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.