14 Aug Art Around Town: A Visitors Guide to Art Galleries in Glasgow
Beauty and art are certainly something that are in the eye of the beholder. A visit to Glasgow should (in our opinion) includes stopping by at least one of our many art galleries or museums. Simply put, our city has a long history of art and culture. Everyone is sure to find something to enjoy from traditional Scottish paintings to modern and contemporary art.
We’ve ‘curated’ a collection of our favourite galleries below to help you plan your stay-
Gallery of Modern Art
We are only a couple of minutes’ walk from the gallery located at Royal Exchange Square. Open daily, admission is free to access the four galleries, however special exhibitions or events may require tickets. Check in advance.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery
The most frequently visited and largest museum in Glasgow, it really is worth the visit. Sculptures, painting, decorative arts all housed in a stunningly beautiful building. If you’ve time to spare, enjoy the adjoining park before or after your visit.
The Burrell Collection
A little way outside the city in Pollak County Park, this gallery boasts a collection of more than 8,000 pieces gifted to the city by Sir William Burrell in 1944. Recently open after an extensive refurbishment you’ll find art by Rodin, Degas and others alongside a wide range of Chinese and Islamic art.
Hunterian Art Gallery
Housed in the University of Glasgow, there are several permanent and visiting exhibitions to enjoy. The oldest museum in the city has no less than a million items including meteorites and Mackintosh. Admission is free apart from certain special exhibitions, and it is family friendly.
There are several other galleries and museums worthy of your time, and when you check in at the Brunswick Hotel, we will be more than happy to give you guidance on the best galleries to visit. With so many to choose from including small and independent galleries that showcase the best of local talent, you can be sure to a few to interest you.