Glasgow has a magnificent collection of artefacts and interpretations of the city's rich heritage presented at its many museums. The exhibits are somewhat endless ranging from ancient treasures and artefacts from Ancient Egypt to preserved buses, trams and locomotives. To the west of the City Centre, the most treasured and much-loved museums, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, displaying a diverse collection of international significance, including art exhibits and displays of historical and archaeological interest.

Situated in beautiful parkland in Glasgow's South Side, the Burrell Collection is dedicated to exhibiting Sir William Burrell's gift to Glasgow with over 9,000 artefacts from all four corners of the globe. Also in the South Side is Fossil Grove in Victoria Park, Glasgow's most ancient attraction where you can marvel at the fossil remains of a forest around 330 million years old. Or why not visit the Scotland Street School Museum, just south of the River Clyde. Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, it presents the history of education in Scotland as a genuine school experience.

Towards the east of the City Centre the St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art is a unique museum exploring the importance of religion in people's lives across the world. A variety of art and historical exhibits aims to promote understanding and respect between people of different faiths and none. Across the road is Provand's Lordship, the only surviving house from medieval Glasgow, which dates from 1471. Not far from here is the People's Palace & Winter Gardens, where you can learn about the social history of Glasgow from 1750.

Glasgow is also home to a varied selection of independent museums that incur a small entrance fee, particularly National Trust Properties that have been restored to their former glory. Why not discover Glasgow's rich heritage and enjoy one of the informative and lively guided tours available at Glasgow Museums, many of which are free of charge.

Local Museums
Hunterian Museum
Main/Gilbert-Scott Building,
University Avenue, Glasgow University
Tel: 0141 330 4221

Provand's Lordship
Castle Street
0141 552 8819

Riverside Museum
100 Pointhouse Place
Tel: 0141 287 2720

Scotland Street School
225 Scotland Street
Tel: 0141 287 0500

St. Mungo Museum
2 Castle St
Tel: 0141 553 2557

The College of Piping
16-24 Otago Street
Tel: 0141 334 3587

The National Piping Centre
30-34 McPhater St
Tel: 0141 353 0220
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