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Glasgow Science Centre

50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA, Scotland
0141 420 5000
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Ranked #40 of 177 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Charity and Science attraction in Glasgow, rated 5 stars by VisitScotland, providing programs of entertaining Science theatre, Imax movies,... more » Owner description: Charity and Science attraction in Glasgow, rated 5 stars by VisitScotland, providing programs of entertaining Science theatre, Imax movies, Planetarium, and hands-on interactive science exhibits over three floors, with a charitable aim of entertaining and introducing science to everyone. April 2013 sees the launch of BodyWorks, a major new exhibition. Science Mall and shows admission is approximately £10, with add-on charges for access to the IMAX and the Planetarium. A shop and cafe are free to access. Schools and outreach programs extend the Centre’s work into the community. Car parking and public transport links or a 15 minute walk along the Clyde from the City center. « less
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Paid £10 for entry which was a waste of money. We thought it would be like the Science Museum in London, in actual fact it's really just for kids. Adults on your own? Not worth the money. Bringing the family: They'll love it.

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Hinckley
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We visited here instead of going for a bus tour round Glasgow as it was raining and the kids were a bit bored. I wasnt too bothered but my husband thought it looked fun. As we had a busy weekend planned, I factored in a couple of hours for this trip . . . . but we were there ALL... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Third visit for our 15 year old and first visit for our 10 year old. We thought our eldest would be a bit bored, having seen it all before, but he really enjoyed it. Our youngest LOVED it. Lots of hands on activities, some are old now and unfortunately broken but still there's lots of exhibits to keep you occupied.... More

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troon scotland
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Took our 2 grandchildren yesterday....our first and last visit! Very expensive to get in. OK lots to touch and play with but really just a huge play area...what did they learn or really get out of it? Lovely views but for me pretty boring. Kids had fun though.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Went to the Science Centrer with my grandaughter & son we were happy with the centre and what was available for kids and adults alike. We felt let down by the fact of No discount for children to go up the viewing tower after already having to pay £10:50 for an adult admission with under 16's still being charged £8:50... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This place is a fantastic way to spend a day. It is quite expensive, but we were there for just under 4 hours and didn't get to try everything...only left when thrown out at closing time! Downstairs is more geared towards younger children, under 10, but as an adult I still got a lot out of doing the puzzles etc,... More

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We visited specifically to go up the Tower. It was a great experience with superb views across Glasgow. Staff were pleasant, and I particularly liked that the touch screens were constantly were being sprayed and wiped clean after each use. I have also been to the IMAX there, which was good, but I can't comment about any other part of... More

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Abernethy, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My partner and I visited both in out twenties, thoroughly enjoyed our visit. There plenty to do and see keeping you busy. Learnt a fair bit but mostly enjoyed the fact a lot was interactive. Saw the show, very child based as based as you'd expect but it was good.

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Recently reopened and it's been worth the wait. Views from the tower are spectacular and it is very reasonably priced. A must if you visit the city over the summer.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My kids really like the Glasgow Science Centre. It is very interesting and educational for them. They had mentioned they had went with the school on a trip and they wanted to go again and show us what it was all about. It was good fun and there is a lot for everyone to see alltough the café is expensive... More

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