History all around!
Glasgow is steeped in history – it's in the very fabric of the city.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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
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.
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.