Things to do: Glasgow in one day

Published 22 August 2016

Plan your day in Glasgow with this route of the best museums and galleries in the city.


University of Glasgow Library Special Collections

  • Strathclyde
  • Free to all

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.


Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

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.


Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

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!


Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA)

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.

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