Things to do: Glasgow in one day
Plan your day in Glasgow with this route of the best museums and galleries in the city.
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10am: begin your day at the University of Glasgow: Library Special Collections, among the foremost resources in Scotland for academic teaching and research. Opening times vary – it is advised that you contact Special Collections in advance.
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11am: next, take a three-minute walk to the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Scotland's first public museum, opened at the university in 1807. Its founder, Dr William Hunter, was a pioneering obstetrician and teacher and his vast and varied private collection forms the cornerstone of the museum today.
12pm: walk 10 minutes to Kelingrove Art Gallery via Argyle Street. Its 22 galleries house around 8,000 objects of international significance including a permanent collection of Egyptian antiquities and European art. Try out the KG Café downstairs for lunch!
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2pm: then take a bus from opposite Blantrye street to the Gallery of Modern Art (stop before Drury Street). Explore the most visited modern art gallery in Scotland, which focuses on artists whose concerns, influences and interests are shared by those living in Glasgow.
3.30pm: lastly, hop on the train from Glasgow Central station (11 minute walk from GoMA) and travel for 16 minutes to Pollokshields East station, which is very close to Tramway. This internationally acclaimed art space presents contemporary arts projects in its galleries and performances spaces.