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Glasgow off the beaten path

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Glasgow off the beaten path
Dig a little deeper and explore some of Glasgow's neighbourhoods as well as the city centre. There are real gems just waiting to be discovered; some are close at hand and others are a short ride away.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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The Burrell Collection
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The Burrell Collection

This museum houses the private collection of Sir William Burrell.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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House for an Art Lover
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House for an Art Lover

Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1901 and built in the attractive setting of Bellahouston Park in the 1990s, House for an Art Lover allows the visitor an insight into Mackintosh's renowned talent not just as an architect, but as a an artist, designer and pioneer of the Modern Movement. The venue runs regular arts themed events and is home to the popular Art Lover's Cafe.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre
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Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre

Hundreds of carved figures and pieces of old scrap perform an incredible choreography to haunting music and synchronised light, telling the funny and tragic stories of the human spirit as it struggles against the relentless circles of life and death. SHARMANKA (Russian for Barrel-Organ) was founded by sculptor-mechanic Eduard Bersudsky and theatre director Tatyana Jakovskaya in... More

Hundreds of carved figures and pieces of old scrap perform an incredible choreography to haunting music and synchronised light, telling the funny and tragic stories of the human spirit as it struggles against the relentless circles of life and death. SHARMANKA (Russian for Barrel-Organ) was founded by sculptor-mechanic Eduard Bersudsky and theatre director Tatyana Jakovskaya in St.Petersburg (Russia) in 1989. Audiences in many countries have been fascinated by its magic, and based in Glasgow since 1996 it has gained a reputation as one of the city's hidden treasures. Unique art and craft for thought and entertainment for any age. Main show (45 min)- Wed-Sun 3pm, Adults£5, conc £4, children age 4-12 - free. There are additional shows on Mon and Tue in May-September. Full show (70 min) - Sun & Thu 7pm.(Adults £8, conc £6) Advance booking is essential Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Britannia Panopticon  Music Hall
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Britannia Panopticon Music Hall

Britannia Panopticon is the worlds oldest surviving music hall. It opened in 1857 above a pub called the Britannia Vaults and it served the working classes who made Glasgow the Industrial Capital of the World. For over 80 years Britannia entertained, and in addition to being a music hall, the building also accommodated early cinema, wax works, carnival amusements, freak show and... More

Britannia Panopticon is the worlds oldest surviving music hall. It opened in 1857 above a pub called the Britannia Vaults and it served the working classes who made Glasgow the Industrial Capital of the World. For over 80 years Britannia entertained, and in addition to being a music hall, the building also accommodated early cinema, wax works, carnival amusements, freak show and basement zoo.Famous debut performances include Stan Laurel in 1906 and Jack Buchanan in 1911. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from noon - 4pm (unless a show is programmed) from April - November for general viewing.Britannia Panopticon is also open for music hall shows, silent movie and Laurel & Hardy film nights, marts, festivals and other events. Admission is generally free (we charge to get back out). Please donate when you visit to help us raise money to conserve this wonderful historic survivor from the heyday of music hall and early cinema. Britannia Panopticon is also available for private hire (conditions apply). Less

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Auchentoshan Distillery
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Auchentoshan Distillery

Take a guided tour of a traditional Scottish whisky distillery.

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Hampden Park
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Hampden Park

Home to the Scottish Football Museum and the Scottish Football Hall of Fame, Hampden Park is open 7 days a week (subject to events). Tours of the stadium are available and there is ample free parking.

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The Lighthouse
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The Lighthouse

Spanning six floors, The Lighthouse provides an unrivaled opportunity to experience architecture and design through a changing program of world-class exhibitions, award winning education and lifelong learning projects, broad ranging events program and networking opportunities. Climb the Mackintosh Tower for stunning views across the city, indulge yourself in the latest designer products... More

Spanning six floors, The Lighthouse provides an unrivaled opportunity to experience architecture and design through a changing program of world-class exhibitions, award winning education and lifelong learning projects, broad ranging events program and networking opportunities. Climb the Mackintosh Tower for stunning views across the city, indulge yourself in the latest designer products at The Lighthouse Shop, or simply relax in the doocot, our rooftop cafe/bar. Less

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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