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Kelvingrove Museum © Copyright Visit Scotland Museums and Galleries

A huge choice here, from the newly restored Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum to the innovative Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) right in the heart of the city, with Charles Rennie Mackintosh prominent at the Hunterian.

Museums & Galleries in Glasgow

Glasgow Science Centre © Copyright Glasgow Science Centre Family Fun

The Glasgow Science Centre is huge. 300 separate exhibits - three floors of hands-on stuff for children, plus a planetarium and an awesome IMAX Cinema.

Shopping Mall © Copyright Visit Scotland Shopping

From the High Street names of the Buchanan Galleries to the speciality shops of Prince's Square and the Merchant City, shopping is an essential Glasgow pastime.

Shopping in Glasgow

Gig on the Green © Copyright Visit Scotland Glasgow Green

The real Glasgow is at the People’s Palace, on Glasgow Green - a record of the city’s everyday folk. It backs on to the Winter Gardens, a Victorian glasshouse.

City Chambers © Copyright Visit Scotland Second City of The Empire

The confident Victorian entrepreneurs created the ‘downtown’ Glasgow seen today, symbolised by the wonderfully ornate City Chambers. Glasgow has been described as the ‘Greatest Victorian city in the world’.

Pipe Championship © Copyright Visit Scotland Festivals & Events

It's non-stop concert, festival and cultural happening - from Celtic Connections, musical celebrations to the buzz of the Glasgow Art Fair.

Events in Glasgow

Glasgow Cathedral © Copyright HS Cathedral Town »

Glasgow Cathedral was at the old heart of Glasgow until expansion moved the city centre westwards.

House for an Art Lover © Copyright Visit Scotland Charles Rennie MacIntosh »

Born in Glasgow, Mackintosh was an architect who influenced European design, but only in more recent times has he achieved recognition in his own country.

Hampden Football Stadium © Copyright Scottish Football Museum Old Firm »

Football has a high profile in Glasgow. Historically, the city had an important role to play in the formation of the modern game.