Museums and Exhibitions
Find out all about the history of Scotland's favourite sport at Scotland's national stadium! There are 14 galleries to enjoy during a visit including the notable 'Hall of Fame' charting Scotland's best national players and the Stadium Tour that allows you to visit areas of the stadium normally closed to the public like the players' tunnel. Children under 5 can visit free and tickets are available at a discount for concessions.
Venue website: Hampden Experience
Services: 5, 6, 7/A, 31, 34, 34A, 74, 75, 90
University of Glasgow & Visitor Centre, Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery
Glasgow University Campus on University Avenue is the oldest campus in the City and the main building is a beautiful example of neo-Gothic architecture. The visitor centre provides visitors with a wealth of information on the history and present times of the University.
The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery are both housed on the main campus. Both have extensive collections with the museum highlighting 4500 years of evolution and the Art Gallery hosting work by Rembrandt and Pissaro amongst others.
The Mackintosh Church
The only Church designed by the famous Charles Rennie MacKintosh is in the West End of Glasgow and is now the headquarters of the Charles Rennie MacKintosh Society. A must see for all fans of his work.
Venue website: The Mackintosh Church
Services: 60/60A, 61
The Auld Kirk Museum
The Auld Kirk and its graveyard are Grade A listed and together form one of the finest and oldest sites in the town of Kirkintilloch. The church was built in 1644 to replace the twelfth century St Ninian's Church beside the Old Aisle Graveyard, in the south-eastern quarter of Kirkintilloch. The site at Kirkintilloch Cross had previously been occupied by a fourteenth century Chapel to the Virgin Mary. The building is of Greek cruciform plan, with a steeply pitched roof and crow-stepped gables. Some of the older features, such as the raked balconies and their pews, remain, but the pews in the 'body of the kirk' have been removed.
Venue website: The Auld Kirk Museum
Services: X85, X87, 88, 89
Clydebank Museum is situated beside the shipyard where many of the famous liners of the Clyde were built. The museum collections include local, social and industrial history artefacts relating to life in Clydebank both past and present and to shipbuilding and engineering in a town which became world famous for building ships.
Venue website: Clydebank Museum
Services: 1/1A/1B/1D/1E, 2, 6, 60, 81, M60
Gallery of Modern Art
GoMA is the second most visited contemporary art gallery outside London, offering a thought-provoking programme of temporary exhibitions and workshops. GoMA displays work by local and international artists as well as addressing contemporary social issues through its major biannual projects.
Venue website:Gallery of Modern Art
Services: All of First's city centre services pass within short walking distance of GoMA
The Burrell Collection
The Burrell Collection, a collection of over 9000 works of art bequeathed to the City of Glasgow by Sir William Burrell and his wife Constance, is housed in a purpose built gallery in the heart of Pollok Country Park.
Visitors to the collection will view a range of medieval art, tapestries, alabasters, stained glass and English oak furniture, European paintings, including works by Degas and Cézanne, an important collection of Islamic art, and modern sculpture including works by Epstein and Rodin.
Venue website:The Burrell Collection
Services: 3, 34, 34A, 57, 57A
Low Parks Museum and Hamilton Mausoleum
Low Parks Museum and Hamilton Mausoleum are a fascinating insight into this part of the Clyde Valley with entertaining and informative displays about the history of South Lanarkshire.
David Livingstone Centre
The David Livingstone Centre celebrates the life and work of David Livingstone the famous missionary and explorer. The tenement building where David was born has been turned into a museum and sits in over 20 acres of parkland offering visitors a unique insight into the man and his explorations.
Venue website: David Livingstone Centre
Services: 205, 230, 263, 267
Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre
Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre is a large multi purpose arts and entertainment facility located in Motherwell. With two spaces, the venue plays host to a variety of events, including theatre, comedy, live music and dance, as well as conferences, award ceremonies and dinner dances. The annual pantomime is a highlight of the what’s on programme; with over 40,000 visitors attending the theatre over the festive period each year.
Website: Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre
Services: 201, 240, 241, 242, 244, 254, 266, 355, X11
North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre
Motherwell Heritage Centre is a distinctive building in the modern style which first opened its doors in November 1996. The main feature of the centre is its 'Technopolis' multi-media display on the heritage of the area from the days of the Romans, through the rise and fall of local heavy industries to the era of present day Motherwell.
The heyday of the traditional industries such as mining, railways and steel production are also brought to life through foundry and street scenes, glimpses of domestic life, talking figures and 'hands on' interactive technology.
Venue website: North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre
Services: X11, 201, 240, 241, 242, 244, 266, 355
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
Summerlee Museum is situated on a 20 acre site with free admission and all-weather facilities. Situated in Coatbridge, Summerlee Museum is a great day out for all the family. Explore the exhibition hall, home to an amazing array of social history and working machinery; then take a ride on the tram to miners’ row and a visit to the Wee Sweetie Shop, before enjoying a stroll along the canal to create your own adventure at the play park.
Website: Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre
People's Palace and Winter Gardens
The People's Palace in Glasgow Green is Glasgow's social history museum and a chance to see the story of the people and city of Glasgow from 1750 to the present. Visitors can see paintings, prints and photographs displayed alongside a wealth of historic artefacts, film and computer interactives.
Venue website: People's Palace and Winter Gardens
Services: 18, 46, 64, 263
Paisley Abbey was founded when Walter Fitzalan, the High Steward of Scotland, signed a charter at Fotheringay for the founding of a Cluniac monastery on land he owned in Renfrewshire, approximately seven miles from Glasgow. Thirteen monks came from Much Wenlock in Shropshire to set up the priory on the site of an old Celtic church founded by St. Mirin in the 6th century. In 1245, the priory was raised to the status of an Abbey. Today the Abbey is both a place of worship and a visitor attraction in its own right.
Venue website: Paisley Abbey
Glasgow School of Art
From the heritage of Charles Rennie Mackintosh - alumnus, artist, architect and designer - to today's students drawn from around the world, the impact of the GSA and its graduates to the social, cultural and economic life of Glasgow, Scotland and beyond is evident. Visitors are welcome to visit and take part in a tour of the School.
Venue website: Glasgow School of Art
Services: 6, 6A, 7, 7A, 10, 18, 60, 60A, 61, 75
The Lighthouse is Scotland's Centre for Architecture, Design and the City. Spanning six floors, The Lighthouse provides an unrivalled opportunity to experience architecture and design through a changing programme of exhibitions, education and life long learning, networking, events and initiatives.
Venue website: The Lighthouse
Services: All of First's City Centre services pass within short walking distance of The Lighthouse.
The National Piping Centre
The National Piping Centre provides facilities of the very highest quality for both the piping and non-piping fraternity. Visitors and regulars, from both home and abroad, will equally enjoy the experience, whether they come for study, performance, or simply pleasure.
Venue website: The National Piping Centre
Services: 6, 6A, 7, 7A, X8, 9, 9A, 60, 60A, 61, 75, 77
The Glasgow Cathedral has stood in its present location from 1136 and is a fantastic example of architecture within Glasgow's City Centre. The Cathedral welcomes visitors both to view the buildings and to Church services if desired. The St. Mungo Musuem of Religious Life and Art is also across the road from the Cathedral.
Venue website: Glasgow Cathedral
Services: X3, 19, 38, 38A, 38B, 38C, 38E, 57, 57A, X85, X87
Huntershill Village Visitor Centre
The Huntershill Village Visitor Centre centres around the political Martyrs Memorial Cairn to Thomas Muir of Huntershill. Thomas Muir was born in Glasgow in 1765 and was educated in the City first at Glasgow Grammar School and later, at the University of Glasgow. He later became a political reactionary and was tried and convicted of sedition in Scotland in 1793 to be transported to Australia. The Visitor Centre gives visitors the chance to find out more about his remarkable life.
Venue website: Huntershill Village Visitor Centre
Services: 87, 88, 88A, 89, 89B
Scotland Street School Museum
Experience what school was like in Scotland in years gone by. Scotland Street School Museum is also a great destination for Mackintosh enthusiasts as the school was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh between 1903 and 1906.
At the museum you learn about developments in education in Scotland. Displays, audio-visuals and reconstructed and restored classrooms will make your visit an interactive one.
You can listen to and read former pupils' recollections of their schooldays from classroom discipline, evacuation and the Second World War to school uniform and playground activities.
Venue website: Scotland Street School Museum