History Museums in Glasgow

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History Museums in Glasgow

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  • Nicole C
    Birmingham, UK116 contributions
    An enjoyable visit but needed more interpretation especially below decks - large areas were blank.
    Maybe an audio guide ( on phone)
    Written April 23, 2022
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  • vickiebypass
    Stamford, CT191 contributions
    Took a bus to People’s Palace at around noon. It’s in a large park called Glasgow Green and in front of the building is the Doulton fountain which is the largest terra-cotta fountain in the world. Built in the 1870s, it celebrates Victoria and the empire; she’s at the top and there are four sides with a man and woman representing the four areas of the empire: South Africa, India, Canada & Australia. A classic of its type.

    The museum is free and a perfect size. Two floors (the top floor is closed due to roof damage). Appealing variety of themes they used for exhibitions: drinking; World War II; prisons and executions; the steamie (communal laundry); dancing at Barrowlands dance hall; and more. Saw an Andersen air shelter which I’ve read about but had never actually seen; corrugated steel like a beehive, very small inside. Interesting video about tenements and the bustling life of tenements and all the people in each building. Very helpful museum staff.
    Written May 24, 2022
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  • Norman J
    Woking, UK515 contributions
    Set within the University, this is not the largest of museums but its collection of Roman finds from the area of the Antonine Wall is particularly fine
    Written May 9, 2022
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  • Malgorzata
    11,025 contributions
    Scotland Street School was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh between 1903-1906. It is Charles Rennie Mackintosh stunning school building. The proportions of the building are beautiful, and the windows wonderfully illuminate the interior. Now as a museum, it tells the story of 100 years of education in Scotland, from the late 19th century to the late 20th century. Interesting to see classrooms from Victorian times. A very nice place to visit, especially for kids. The entry is free. The employees there are very knowledgeable and welcoming. If you like Charles Renee Mackintosh and are in Glasgow this is a must. Beautiful building and easy enough to get to by the metro.
    Written October 12, 2020
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  • Smithyyy95
    Glasgow, UK8 contributions
    Really interesting if you enjoy football. Found out a lot I never knew and some of the artifacts are really good
    Written March 8, 2022
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  • lafifi2022
    1 contribution
    We loved the guided tour there was so much information and the guides were so passionate. Great to see all the old buses!
    Written February 16, 2022
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  • Nicolastevenson1
    41 contributions
    Springburn as loads of history. I was born and grew up in springburn and it's changed in so many years. The history of springburn is amazing! Now it's gone down hill sadly. The shopping centre doesn't have many shops. Shops open and close down. There are people who fight school kids being rude etc... It used to be a great shopping centre when I was younger. It needs to be up dated. They have shops like farm foods a nice cafe b&ms card factory but apart from that nothing else really.
    The sports centre is good and always busy and there are hair dressers dentists chemist doctors etc.... But from wed-fri that's the day where the area is mostly busy and you need to be extra careful. It's basic for people who are local and who don't want to travel much.

    It's like any other areas good and bad points
    Written June 1, 2016
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  • vessi80
    North Lanarkshire, UK918 contributions
    Many buses from central Glasgow can drop you almost on the doorstep of the famous 'B' Listed Burgh Halls.
    'Doors Open' allowed a fantastic tour. The history of this building is the history of the people of Maryhill and Nicola did them both proud.
    The exterior restoration is a wow and those gates depicting the 'firefighters' are by the sculptor Andy Scott of ' Kelpies' fame. Inside the foyer, one of the original Stephen Adam (super famous stained glass artist )panels 'Canal Boatman' greets you- the other 10 you can view in the massive hall. The splendid Heritage wall has the collection in miniature.
    This is a vibrant community hub so you have pop up museums, events going on and a great cafe space to enjoy. The beautiful Courtyard is enhanced by the huge light filled architectural fusion. Even the staircase is a design statement.
    The Attic is another wee architectural treat with views of the famous 'flats' and the Carnegie Library Sculpture.
    No need for 'Doors Open' to visit. Drop in anytime and call in advance to see if a tour is available. The website gives great detail about the stained glass and the amazing history.
    Grant at reception has loads of info about walking tours and nearby attractions . You're only ten minutes away from the famous Mackintosh Church but visit here first and you've seen something totally magical !
    Written September 22, 2019
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