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Crowned the European City of Culture in 1990 and UK City of Architecture and Design in 1999, Glasgow is highly acclaimed for its artistic and architectural excellence at a global level and testimony to this is clearly evident in each of Glasgow's Art Galleries.
Visitors have the opportunity to absorb some of Europe's most exquisite collections and portfolios that cover the whole spectrum of the history of art. This includes an eclectic repertoire from ancient Egyptian and Roman Art at the Burrell Collection to cutting-edge digital and visual arts at the Lighthouse, Gallery of Modern Art and commercial galleries that cordially invite you to browse.
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Visitors have the opportunity to absorb some of Europe's most exquisite collections and portfolios that cover the whole spectrum of the history of art. This includes an eclectic repertoire from ancient Egyptian and Roman Art at the Burrell Collection to cutting-edge digital and visual arts at the Lighthouse, Gallery of Modern Art and commercial galleries that cordially invite you to browse.

A mere 2 minute walk from the Charing Cross Guesthouse on Renfrew Street, The Glasgow School of Art ranks as one of the finest examples of artistic achievement in Glasgow as it proudly presents both creativity from its students and graduates and architectural innovation, courtesy of Glasgow's most accomplished and experimental architects of all-time, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Visitors are provided with comprehensive guided tours on certain days that give a close up to the intricate exterior and interior designs and an explanation of the history behind the motifs and features that adorn this magnificent edifice dating from 1898 - 1909.

To capture the essence of Glasgow's long established architecture and design scene, The Lighthouse Gallery is aptly housed in a Mackintosh's first commissioned projects and serves as an important forum for the city's existing and emerging artists. As Scotland's leading centre for contemporary architecture and design, The Lighthouse presents an eclectic programme of temporary exhibitions from glass and ceramics to digital arts and various architectural styles associated with a particular period, designer or geographical region. Why not venture up to the top floor (floor 6) where you will be welcomed to a superb 360 degrees panoramic view across Central Glasgow's changing cityscape.

Fine Art is equally well represented in Glasgow's public art galleries, commercial galleries and exhibition spaces, the most notable of which are the Kelvingrove Art Galleries and Museum, Glasgow's premiere showcase of fine art and the St Mungo's Museum of Religious Life and Art where you will be awe-struck with its vivid, decorative collection of stain glass and Salvador Dali's most acclaimed masterpieces 'Christ of St John of The Cross'.

Nestling amidst 361 acres of beautiful parkland in Glasgow's South Side, The Burrell Collection certainly merits a day to appreciate some of the most decorative artefacts and ancient treasures in Glasgow, gifted to the city and its people by local industrialist and world traveller, Sir William Burrell. His exuberant collection reaches over 9,000, a large proportion of which is dedicated to fine art from France, Holland, Italy, Spain and Germany. The French Medieval Tapestries are a must see!

As one of Europe's foremost cultural destinations, Glasgow offers a rich and eclectic programme of exhibitions and events dedicated to all artistic genres, the most significant of which is the weeklong Glasgow Arts Fair that has been running successfully since its inception in April 1995. No matter what your inclination is in the arts arena, you are guaranteed to find something that will draw you close in admiration at Glasgow's stunning collection of art galleries and museums.


Glasgow Gallery of
Modern Art
Royal Exchange Square
Tel: (+44) 0141 229 1996
Glasgow School of Art 167 Renfrew Street
Tel: (+44) 0141 353 4500
Kelvingrove Art Gallery
and Museum
Argyle Street
Tel: 0141 287 2699
McLelland Galleries

270 Sauchiehall Street
Tel: 0141 565 4137
The Burrell Collection

2060 Pollockshaws Road
Tel: 0141 649 7151


Auld Kirk Musuem

The Cross, Kirkintilloch
Tel: 0141 578 0144
Clydebuilt Maritime
Heritage Centre

Braehead Shopping Centre,
Kings Inch Rd
Tel: 0141 886 1013
Hunterian Museum

Main/Gilbert-Scott Building,
University Avenue, Glasgow University
Tel: 0141 330 4221

Provand's Lordship

Castle Street
Tel: 0141 552 8819

Scotland Street
School Museum

225 Scotland Street
Tel: 0141 287 0500
Scottish Football
Museum
The National Stadium,
Hampden Park
Tel: 0141 616 6100
St. Mungo Museum of
Religious Life & Art
2 Castle St
Tel: 0141 553 2557

The Scottish Jewish
Archives Centre

Garnethill Synagogue, 127 Hill St
Tel: 0141 332 4911

The Tenement House

145 Buccleuch Street, Garnethill
Tel: 0141 333 0183.

Transport Museum

1 Bunhouse Street
Tel: 0141 287 2720

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