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The city of Glasgow owns one of the richest collections in Europe, displayed in 13 museums across the city.


Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

The Kelvingrove art gallery and museum is Scotland’s most visited attraction. Situated in Glasgow’s west end, it has recently undergone a three year, £27.9 million restoration to increase space and facilitating revolutionary ways of showcasing its art and artefacts

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The Burrell Collection

The Burrell Collection is a world renowned art collection put together over many years by Sir William Burrell and contains over 8,000 works. The collection is situated on Glasgow’s south side in the woodland setting of Pollock Park. The former chairman of Sotheby’s, Peter Wilson, described it as ‘one of the most remarkable assemblages of works of art ever brought together by one man’

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a Glasgow born world renowned architect, designer and artist. He was celebrated as one of the most creative figures of the 20th century and the main exponent of Art Nouveau in the UK. Some of Mackintosh’s most well known work includes the Glasgow School of Art, Queen’s Cross Church, Hill House and Scotland Street School.


The Riverside Museum

Glasgow has had a significant impact on transport and technology. Situated on the banks of the River Clyde, the Riverside Museum will be a truly unique transport museum. The current Museum of Transport is Scotland’s second most popular free tourist attraction and the addition of collections not normally on display will for the first time allow the proper interpretation of Glasgow’s important maritime history.

The much acclaimed architect Zaha Hadid has created the design for the Riverside Museum which will cost £74m.