The majority of Glasgow’s top attractions are cost-free. But there are also gardens, parks, murals, and self-guided walking tours on heritage trails, in addition to museums and art galleries.
1. Burrell Collection
Sir William Burrell, a trader from Glasgow, amassed approximately 9,000 items of treasure, works of art, and exotic objects, which are now housed in the Burrell Collection.
The Red Ballet Skirts by Degas and The Thinker by Rodin are among the highlights. There is a ton of space to explore in the nearby Pollok Country Park, which has play spaces, bike routes, and more.
2. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
This stunning museum and art gallery is located in Glasgow’s west end. In one of the top museums in Scotland, you may quietly peruse the magnificent collections of art, natural history, and much more.
3. Riverside Museum
On the banks of the River Clyde, this distinguished transportation museum is jam-packed with artefacts and engaging exhibits. Learning about everything from the history of shipbuilding in Glasgow to trains and Stormtroopers will be fun for the entire family.
4. Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA)
GoMA, located in Glasgow’s Royal Exchange Square, offers a thought-provoking schedule of temporary exhibitions, artist events, and displays of local and foreign artwork. The building’s history is chronicled in a permanent exhibit that you shouldn’t miss.
5. Glasgow City Chambers
One of the most renowned structures in the city is Glasgow City Chambers, which was finished in 1888 and had a view of George Square. The Glasgow City Council has had its headquarters there for more than a century. The City Chambers can be toured, and tours are offered twice daily at 10.30 and 2.30.
6. Glasgow Police Museum
Learn more about the country’s first police force. The Glasgow Police Historical Exhibition’s exhibits offer a glimpse into the individuals, occasions, and other elements that helped shape and advance the City of Glasgow Police from 1779 to 1975.
7. Glasgow Cathedral
This historic cathedral, which marks Glasgow’s beginnings, is a short distance from the city’s centre and makes for the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle. The cathedral is the only building that survived the Reformation in 1560 on the Scottish mainland.
8. People’s Palace and Winter Gardens
The People’s Palace is a play that chronicles the history of Glasgow and its inhabitants from 1750 to the present day and is set in the iconic Glasgow Green. A variety of historical relics, works of art, including paintings, prints and photographs, films, and interactive computer displays, allow visitors to discover the social history of the city.
9. Queen’s Park
A variety of sporting facilities, including a boating pond, a nature pond, and quiet strolling paths, are available in Queen’s Park. Be on the lookout for the Poetry Rose Garden, the aviary, the pet home, and the exhibition glasshouses.
10. City Centre Mural Trail
Glasgow’s incredible street art is gathered together in the mural trail. See Sam Bates, aka Smug,’s St. Mungo Mural on Glasgow High Street. Glasgow’s patron saint, Mungo, is depicted in this image wearing contemporary clothing and with a robin perched on his finger.
11. Glasgow Necropolis Heritage Trail
This is one of Glasgow City Council’s many historic path itineraries. The Glasgow Necropolis Heritage Trail begins at the St. Mungo’s Museum of Religious Life and Art in the Cathedral precincts and lasts around 1 hour and 45 minutes. The Necropolis also offers daily guided excursions.