Thing To Do In Glasgow
Glasgow remains one of the top cities not just in Scotland but all over Europe. It’s a city rich with history and culture and home to popular institutions as Scottish Opera, National Theatre of Scotland, Scottish Ballet, amongst many others. Once in Glasgow, you can explore its breathtaking variety of architecture, shopping, entertainment, music, dining and so much more.
Seeing that’s there’s a great deal to do and see in Glasgow, let’s now mention some of them that you might want to check out.
KelvingroveArt Gallery and Museum
Glasgow is known to have one of the most diverse collections of art all over Europe and at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, you will encounter multiple varieties of art from different cultures and places including French, Italian, and Dutch. Inside you will get to see over 20 themed cutting edge galleries that display about 8000 different objects. And besides being home to a collection of breathtaking art, the building itself is impressive. It’s a mixture of Victorian and contemporary styles. The place also has a museum for kids aged five years and under.
Botanic Gardens is the ideal place you will want to find yourself when you want to explore woodland corpses, different plant collections, or enjoy riverside walks. The Gardens also houses the famous Kibble Palace, a striking glasshouse that was designed by John Kibble and in which you will get to explore tree ferns. There’s also a tea room just near the Kibble Palace and also a children’s play area. The Botanic Gardens is a free attraction and it’s open daily.
St Mungo, the founding father of Glasgow built this breathtaking cathedral hundreds of years ago. The cathedral itself was consecrated back in the 1100s. However, it was completed almost 300 years later. But what really delights many about this ancient church building is the architecture behind it as well as the legends surrounding its founder. So much was their influence that the city’s coat of arms actually has symbols that directly relate to St. Mungo legends. Entry to this cathedral is free and its open daily.
Glasgow Science Centre
At the Glasgow Science Centre, you can get to watch live science shows, interesting and informative workshops for students plus the ever incredible IMAX theatre. This means you can come here to watch recent blockbuster offerings. The centre also comprises the Glasgow tower, a magnificent structure that was designed to rank as the world’s tallest freely-rotating tower.
Riverside Museum prides itself in having won a European Museum of the year award in 2013. Being a museum of transport and travel, expect to see things such as steam trains, trolley buses, vintage cars and motorbikes, old cycles and planes, and Glasgow trams. In addition to that, there’s the Glasgow Street which has subway stations, shops, and a pub. The museum is free and it’s a great place for family and kids as well.