I had a pleasant day at the Kelvingrove Art gallery in Glasgow, taking in the loveliness of the collections (quite interesting Scottish artists). The exhibits are organized often unexpectedly. The entrance to the museum is free and I recommend it for all ages. Do not miss it!
Beautiful building built in 1829 that housed the Glasgow Stock Exchange. The town hall took over the building after World War II and it was used as a library until 1996, where it was transformed into a Gallery of Modern Art (one of the largest contemporary art galleries outside London). Curiously we found a statue with a traffic cone on its head, I guess the night was interesting, we as we going to the airport early in the morning, we could enjoy the masterpiece of partiers at 6am.
The Riverside Museum tells the story of river transport in Glasgow until June 20, 2011, when the harbor regeneration ended this method of transport. In May 2013, the museum was announced as the winner of the European Museum 2013 competition. The building was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and Buro Happold engineers. It stands in the former location of the A. & J. Inglis shipyard, on the north bank of the River Clyde.
St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art is a museum located in the east of Glasgow, that was completed in 1993. This museum has exhibits of different religions and their traditions and customs in 3 different rooms. The first room presents a variety of religious art objects, with statues of the Hindu god Siva (see the picture). The other two rooms are dedicated to the traditions and religions in Scotland.
The Transport Museum in Glasgow boasts one of the richest collections in Europe. Road, rail and sea transport through the centuries, the museum includes steam locomotives , electrical and horse-drawn trams, buses and underground railroad history coches.La Glasgow is recreated in its own subterráneo.También station shows the history of bicycles and motorcycles.
The social history museum in Glasgow gives you the chance to learn about the history of the people and city of Glasgow from the year 1750 to the present. Visitors can see paintings, prints and photographs as well as a lot of historical objects, films and interactive computer programs.
The Glasgow Science Centre stands on the south side of the River Clyde. It is a science center composed of three main buildings, which are the Science Mall, an IMAX cinema and the Glasgow Tower. The Scottish tourist board, VisitScotland, has awarded it a five-star rating in the category of visitor attraction. Opened in June 2001, the Glasgow Science Centre is part of the ongoing redevelopment of Pacific Quay, an area that was once a loading dock but ceased to be used after the decline of the port of Glasgow, and now holds various museums. The Glasgow Tower was originally designed by architect Richard Horden, working from a plan by Buro Happold.
The Transport Museum shows you different historical bike models, as well as motorcycles, Simcas, trailers, buses, and even upcoming models of trains! You can climb aboard some vehicles, and during the west end festival in June, I even had the opportunity to take a ride on a 70's bus through the neighborhood. An unmissable journey through history!
Martyr's School is one of the first buildings of Glasgow's most famous and influential architect and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928). You can learn more about its architecture and history, and view images online - online at Martyrs school. There are wonderful examples of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's design and architecture throughout Glasgow.
The National Museum of Rural Life has exhibits of fossils that show evidence of the first forms of life and rich collections of artifacts present in other cultures of the world (whale skeletons and small insects, micro chips to Concorde, among others). These are collections that span over millions of years and reach around the world.
It is the first store of public access to the service of the city museum. It is a place built with new storage facilities for the museum and visitor center in the south side of Glasgow. The new facility includes 6,000 square meters of storage space within a controlled environment, and with good collections ranging from artwork to botanical specimens.
The Springburn Museum is an amazing site that you will never forget. It is located in the beautiful city of Glasgow, Scotland. In addition to offering great works, they have managed to have it very organized.
The Pollok House museum, in the city of Glasgow, is located on the Pollok Estate, which has been the home of the Maxwell family since the mid 13th century. The current home is an impressive 18th century mansion. It's full of wonderful collections: Spanish Art, antique furniture, silverware and ceramics. A visit to Pollok House offers a snapshot of traditional upper-class life in a country house, conveniently located just a few minutes from the heart of the city.
The Open Museum (Glasgow) exhibits 4,000 objects from the most varied types and classes, such as a hippo skulls, a triple mousetrap and an ancient Egyptian necklace (among many other objects). It also works in partnership with community groups to produce museum objects. The exhibitions museum staff is always ready to offer advice and support.