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Sightseeing and landmarks in Glasgow

History museums

Museum
“A visit to the Riverside provides the ultimate day out. The Riverside Museum is Glasgow's multi award winning transport museum located on the banks of The River Clyde, with over 3000 objects on display from Glasgow's rich past. You will find an incredible array of objects from skateboards and vintage cars to prams and powerful locomotives. You can even walk down an old cobbled Glasgow street with shops dating from 1895 to the 1980's.”
  • 139 locals recommend
History Museum
“Only a short walk from the flat this beautiful tenement flat is as the day it was built. a great insight to early Glasgow living”
  • 27 locals recommend
Museum
“Great to reminisce all the old cars from childhood! A great museum, plus it's free!”
  • 2 locals recommend
History Museum
“See more than 2500 exhibits in 14 galleries, walk amongst Scotland’s footballing legends in the Hall Of Fame and take the Stadium tour”
  • 2 locals recommend

Historic sites

Pedestrian Plaza
“Location of the famous statue of the Duke of Wellington, always with a cone on his head. For some reason, it is a symbol of Glasgow.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Nearest train station with regular trains to the city centre in 12 minutes.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Merchant Square is situated in the heart of Merchant City and is its eating and drinking hub.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Historic Site
“If you want to see some Charles Rennie Mackintosh then obviously there are some fantastic buildings and museums that will do you proud, but Queens Cross Church is just round the corner (corner of Garscube Road and Maryhill Road), and is usually open at the weekend if you want to pop in for a look-see – and of course it’s lovely.”
  • 1 local recommends
Historic Site
“Local train station, 10 mins into the Glasgow Central and very regular trains - I don't drive so it's how I get about!”
  • 1 local recommends

Libraries

Art Gallery
“Great collection of modern art and also Scottish contemporary art. Find local artists and browse artworks for sale. Galleries in Glasgow are FREE ENTRY. ”
  • 91 locals recommend
Library
“An iconic Glasgow landmark at Charing Cross, the Mitchell Library is at the heart of Glasgow Libraries’ network, and contains some of the finest collections available to any public library. Materials both Scottish and international, rich in knowledge and information as well as support for new and growing businesses, The Mitchell is accessible to everyone, for research, inspiration and enjoyment. Accessible across five floors, with staff on-hand to assist and guide. We have a lively programme of displays, events and workshops and a cafe.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Library
“Good selection of books and audio books, free computers and wifi, plus maps and what's on guides. Also has a children's reading room and activity centre.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Library
“Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL) is the only Accredited Museum in the UK dedicated to women’s lives, histories and achievements, with a lending library, archive collections and innovative programme of public events and learning opportunities. The organisation has grown from a small grassroots project into the main hub for information by, for and about women in Scotland and it is visited and enjoyed by people from around the world and around the corner. Based in an awarding-winning building in Glasgow's East End, GWL is open to all and has a presence across Scotland through their National programme of events and activities. Glasgow Women's Library was a finalist for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018. In the spring and summer months, GWL run their popular Women's Heritage Walks around Glasgow.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Library
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
  • 1 local recommends
Library
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
“Your bus stop to/from Glasgow Int Airport (Service number 77). Library also offers a peaceful place to work - and free wifi.”
  • 2 locals recommend