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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a museum and art gallery in Glasgow, Scotland. The building houses one of Europe's great civic art collections. It is located on Argyle Street, in the West End of the city, on the banks of the River Kelvin. It is adjacent to Kelvingrove Park and is situated immediately beneath the main campus of the University of Glasgow on Gilmorehill. The museum's collections came mainly from the McLellan Galleries and from the old Kelvingrove House Museum in Kelvingrove Park. It has one of the finest collections of arms and armour in the world and a vast natural history collection. The art collection includes many outstanding European artworks, including works by the Old Masters, French Impressionists, Dutch Renaissance, Scottish Colourists and proponents of the Glasgow School. The museum houses Christ of Saint John of the Cross by Salvador Dalí. Admission is free.

For more information please contact Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG, Tel: +44 90)141 276 9599, E-mail:
museums@glasgowlife.org.uk

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Main entrance of the Kelvingrove Museum
Photograph © Zhi Yong Lee

Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre is a visitor attraction located on the south bank of the River Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland. It is a purpose-built science centre composed of three principal buildings which are the Science Mall, an IMAX cinema and the Glasgow Tower. The Science Mall is a titanium-clad crescent shape structure that houses three floors of over 250 interactive science-learning exhibits, a Science Show Theatre and the Glasgow Science Centre Planetarium. The planetarium contains a Zeiss optical-mechanical projector that projects images of the night sky onto a 15m diameter dome. The IMAX cinema is the first and currently only IMAX cinema to have been built in Scotland. At 127 metres tall the Glasgow Tower is currently the tallest tower in Scotland. It holds a Guinness World Record for being the tallest tower in the world in which the whole structure is capable of rotating 360 degrees.

For more information please contact Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1EA, Tel: +44 (0)141 420 5000, E-mail:
admin@glasgowsciencecentre.org

Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre
Photograph © Finlay McWalter

People's Palace

The People's Palace and Winter Gardens in Glasgow, Scotland is a museum and glasshouse situated in Glasgow Green. The People's Palace was intended to provide a cultural centre for the people. Since the 1940s, it has been the museum of social history for the city of Glasgow, and tells the story of the people and the city from 1750 to the present day. The collections and displays reflect the changing face of the city and the different experiences of Glaswegians at home, work and leisure. Current displays (as of March 2009) include glimpses of typical Glasgow history such as life in a 'single end' (a one-room tenement home), going to 'The Steamie' (the communal laundry), nights out at 'The Dancing' in the famous Barrowland Ballroom and trips 'Doon The Watter' (down the firth of Clyde) on steamers such as the Waverly.

For more information and enquiries please contact People's Palace and Winter Gardens, Glasgow Green, Glasgow, G40 1AT, Tel: +44 (0)141 276 0788, E-mail:
museums@glasgowlife.org.uk

The People's Palace

Front view of the People's Palace
Photograph © Finlay McWalter

Burrell Collection

The Burrell Collection is an art collection in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. It is situated in Pollok Country Park on the south side of the city. The nearest railway station to the Burrell Collection is Pollokshaws West (approximately 10 minutes walk), with trains to Glasgow Central normally operating four times per hour (three times per hour on Sundays). The Burrell contains an important collection of medieval art including stained glass and tapestries, oak furniture, medieval weapons and armour, Islamic art, artefacts from ancient Egypt and China, Impressionist works by Degas and Cézanne, modern sculpture and a whole host of other artefacts from around the world, all collected by one man.

For more information and enquiries please contact The Burrell Collection, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G43 1AT, Tel: (0)141 287 2550, E-mail:
museums@glasgowlife.org.uk

Burrell Collection

Burrell Collection building in Pollok Country Park in Glasgow
Photograph © Finlay McWalter









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