History & heritage

History all around!

History all around!

Glasgow is steeped in history – it's in the very fabric of the city.

Glasgow Mackintosh

Glasgow Mackintosh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was an architect, designer and artist, was one of Scotland’s most influential creative figures. Glasgow Mackintosh lets you plan a great day out while visiting some iconic Mackintosh buildings.

Holmwood House

Holmwood

Holmwood House has been described as Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson’s finest domestic design. It was built in 1857-8 for James Couper, a local businessman and many rooms are richly ornamented in wood, plaster and marble.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum is one of Scotland’s most popular free attractions. The museum has 22 themed galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects, brought together from across Glasgows’ rich and varied collection.

People’s Palace

People's Place

The People’s Palace tells the story of the people and city of Glasgow from 1750 to the end of the 20th century. Explore the city’s social history through a wealth of historic artefacts, paintings, photographs, and film.

Pollok House

Pollok House

The interiors of Pollok House are fabulous and visitors will be delighted by the furnishings, silverware and amazing collection of paintings here. It is hard to believe it is only a few miles away from the city centre.

Provand’s Lordship

Provand's Lordship

Provand’s Lordship, which was built in 1471, is one of only four surviving medieval buildings in Glasgow. Beautifully preserved, the “auld hoose” is furnished with a fine selection of 17th-century Scottish furniture.

Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum

The multi-award winning Riverside Museum is home to over 3,000 objects that detail Glasgow’s rich past from its days as maritime powerhouse to a glimpse into daily Glasgow life in the early to mid 20th Century.

Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum

Royal Highland Fusiliers

View 330 years of history and see the Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum’s unique collection of uniforms, paintings, medals, library and archive which portrays the life of the regiment from 1678 to the present day.

Scotland Street School Museum

_Scotland Street School Museum

Scotland Street School was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh between 1903-1906 for the School Board of Glasgow. As a museum it tells the story of 100 years of education in Scotland, from the late 19th to the 20th century.

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life

St Mungos

The St Mungo Museum of Religious Life is a haven of tranquillity in a bustling city. The displays, artefacts and stunning works of art explore the importance of religion in peoples’ lives across the world and time.

The Glasgow Police Museum

The Glasgow Police Museum

The exhibits in the Glasgow Police Historical Exhibition provide a historical insight into the people, events and other factors which contributed to the founding, development and progress of Britain’s first Police force.

The National Piping Centre

The National Piping Centre

The Great Highland Bagpipe is perhaps the best known of Scotland’s musical instruments, the centre serves as the world centre for excellence in the promotion and study of the Great Highland Bagpipe.

The Scottish Football Museum

Scottish Football Museum

An ideal day out for families, avid football fans and novices eager to gain knowledge of Scottish football. It’s home to the world’s most impressive national collection of football related objects, memorabilia and ephemera.

The Tall Ship

The Tall Ship

The Tall Ship is a beautifully restored Victorian sailing ship, one of many that were built in Glasgow’s shipyards. Explore the interior that is now a museum with maritime exhibitions and learn about the history of the ship and shipyard.

The Tenement House

The Tenement House

A typical Victorian flat of 1892 where little has changed since the early 20th century. It retains many of its original fittings, including the magnificent kitchen range, the bed recesses and many fascinating family items.

Titan Crane

Titan Crane

The Titan Crane is Scotland’s most unusual visitors attraction, it is all that remains of the once famous John Browns shipyard. Visitors can take tours that last approximately 1 hour and there is an exhibition and shop.

University of Glasgow Tours

University of Glasgow Tours

The University of Glasgow Tours will take you on a fascinating journey around some of the university’s most significant spots. Founded in 1451, the university is the fourth oldest in the English-speaking world.