See one of the finest civic collections in Europe displayed in nine museums across the city. Glasgow Museums offer something for everyone. Whether you want to find out more about an artist, come with your class to see how we used to live, see the latest in contemporary art, or simply meet a friend for coffee, there is a museum for you.
Admission to all our museums is free, most have café facilities and a shop, and we warmly welcome children. A small entry charge may apply to some temporary exhibitions.
Experience Scotland’s most visited modern art gallery at the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) in Glasgow’s Royal Exchange Square and see world class art from around the globe.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is Glasgow’s favourite visitor attraction, with stunning architecture and a family friendly atmosphere. Explore the 22 galleries to discover everything from Ancient Egypt to art and animals.
The People’s Palace* and Winter Gardens documents Glasgow’s social history. Learn more about how the people of Glasgow lived, worked and played in the past and present.
Riverside Museum is Glasgow’s award winning transport museum. Experience displays featuring over 3000 objects, with everything from scooters and skateboards to Stormtroopers. Walk through the streets of Glasgow and visit the subway or climb aboard a train and get a real feel for the public transport of the past. Learn about Glasgow’s rich shipbuilding history, explore the car and motorbike walls and help put out a fire with our interactive fire engine.
Scotland Street School Museum* tells the story of 100 years of education in Scotland. Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh between 1903 and 1906, Scotland Street School is packed full of stunning original features and has something to admire around every corner.
Named after Glasgow’s patron saint, the St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art is a window into the importance of religion across the world throughout history.
Step back into medieval Glasgow at Provand’s Lordship*. Built in 1471, Provand’s Lordship is one of only four medieval buildings that still survive in Glasgow today. See the stunning selection of 17th-century historic furniture and royal portraits that furnish the “auld hoose” and get a glimpse at what life was like in medieval times.
The Burrell Collection is temporarily closed until 2020 for major refurbishment and redisplay.
UPDATE ON REOPENING:
Although not all venues will be reopening straight away, some of our absolute favourites have been opening up since Monday 26th April ✨✨
Monday 26th April: Gallery of Modern Art, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Riverside Museum, Emirates Arena..
Please note: following the Scottish Government announcements that Glasgow will move to Covid Protection Level 2 from Saturday 5th June, Glasgow Club indoor fitness classes are available to book and adult outdoor contact sport will restart!