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Tall Ship At The Riverside Museum

The SV ‘Glenlee’ (built in1896) is a beautifully restored ‘tall ship’ and one of only five Clydebuilt sailing ships left afloat in the World. The SV ‘Glenlee’ is the only ship of this type left in UK. It is owned by The Clyde Maritime Trust who operates a programme of events throughout the year including […]

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Opened in Spring 2011, replaced Glasgow’s Museum of Transport (now closed), which was Scotland’s second-most popular free attraction. The new Transport Museum was designed by award winning architects Zaha Hadid Few cities have had such a profound impact upon transport and technology as Glasgow. The landmark Riverside Museum Project gives the city a purpose-built venue […]

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The Fossil Grove, Victoria Park, Whiteinch

If I had been around a few Hundreds or so million years ago I would be telling you about the delights of living in a vast tropical forest. No doubt I would also be warning you to keep your eyes peeled in case you stumble across the 2-metre long centipede-like animals that roamed around the […]

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery And Museum

The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is world renowned for the quality of its international art collection which includes Impressionists and Italian and Dutch Renaissance paintings. Without question it houses one of Scotlands finest civic Art collections. My personal favourites can be found in the Glasgow Room where you will find works by the Glasgow […]

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Temporary Closure of Mackintosh House

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  The Hunterian’s Mackintosh House will close for a short period of refurbishment from Tuesday 21 November 2017.   The Mackintosh House, part of the Hunterian Art Gallery on the University of Glasgow campus, is one of Glasgow’s most popular tourist attractions, welcoming visitors from around the world.   The refurbishment works will include the […]

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The Arlington Baths Club

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Learn to swim at the Arlington Book Week Scotland 2017 – Arlington Baths 28 November – 2 December, 2017 Artchitecture – Collage Exhibition by Marion Gardyne 1 – 17 December, 2017   About the Arlington Baths Club The Arlington Baths Club is one of Glasgow’s hidden gems. It is thought to be the first Victorian […]

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Christmas Art Show, Lillie Gallery, November – December, 2017

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Opening Hours at Lillie Gallery Exhibition launches 10 November, 2017 Tuesday to Saturday (Closed Sunday and Monday) 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. closed for lunch 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Exhibition and gifts for sale. 

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Archifon IV, Cryptic Sonica, University of Glasgow Chapel 1 – 5 November, 2017

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One part video game, one part holographic display, one part gigantic musical instrument: Floex and Initiwill bring the interior of the Memorial Chapel to life as you’ve never seen it before. Elements of the architecture are primed to respond to the beams from laser pointers handled by the audience: statues might suddenly sing when light strikes them, or […]

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The Hunterian Museum

Gilbert Scott Building, University of Glasgow After almost two years of closure, the Hunterian Museum re-opens on 16 September, 2011 and features a new permanent gallery, ‘The Antonine Wall: Rome’s Final Frontier’. From 10 September, The Hunterian will move to new visitor friendly opening hours, including Sunday opening. Current exhibitions: Colour, Rhythm and Form: J. […]

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Scotland’s Own Coinage, The Hunterian, From 3 October 2017

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All change – new Scottish coin exhibition reveals Hunterian treasures Scotland’s Own Coinage From 3 October 2017 Hunterian Museum Admission free (Above: James III Groat. Below: James VI Hat Piece) A new exhibition dedicated to the history of Scottish coinage is now open at The Hunterian. Scotland’s Own Coinage is the first major exhibition at […]

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Neil Clements’ Electric Eye, The Hunterian – runs until 8 October, 2017

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Admission Free. This exhibition at the Hunterian Art Gallery presents paintings and sculptures by Glasgow-based artist Neil Clements (b. 1982, Belfast). Neil Clements: Electric Eye continues The Hunterian’s innovative programme of contemporary art displays, and features new works made especially for this context. Clements’ work often echoes the abstract formal strategies of modernist art. He […]

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Byres Road: Glasgow West End

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Byres Road is often described as the “the main artery flowing through the heart of the area” – let’s just say that here the heart beats strongest. It is not the most beautiful part of the West End but it’s busy, vibrant and holds many attractions. People come here with a purpose – to work […]

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Alphonse Mucha In Quest of Beauty 8 October 2016 – 19 February, 2017

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  Exhibition ends 19 February, 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum The exhibition explores the work and legacy of the Czech painter and decorative artist Alphonse Mucha (1860–1939). Through his stylish andbeautiful theatrical and advertising posters, the exhibition examines how ‘le style Mucha’ evolved and became synonymous with the international Art Nouveau style. It also examines […]

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New Year Brushstokes, Thistle Gallery 2017

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New Year Brushstrokes …… An exciting and vibrant mixed rotational show to kick off the year Entering its third year the Thistl Gallery  remain true to their  original aim of offering a dynamic range of Scottish Contemporary Art, which is both affordable and accessible but never predictable! In the process they have now established themselves […]

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Unwrapped: Christmas Exhibition at Thistle Gallery, 5 November – 24 December, 2016

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Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art, 56 Park Rd, Glasgow G4 9JF 0141 334 3444 www.thistle-gallery.com/ Unique Gifts – ‘Unwrapped’ Thistle Gallery’s much anticipated Christmas Exhibition runs from November 5th until December 24th with an exceptional array of unique and bespoke gifts …..from some of our leading Scottish contemporary artists. Whether it’s a painting, jewellery, ceramics, […]

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh – films at The Lighthouse – Mackintosh Month, 1 – 30 October, 2016

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Part of Mackintosh Month at The Lighthouse  Come along to The Lighthouse and see the new films they have sourced for their permanent exhibition on Charles Rennie Mackintosh. These films provide more insight into Mackintosh’s deisgns and offer rare glimpses into restricted or lost parts of Mackintosh buildings. The films play throughout the day – […]

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Rare Sunflower Andirons now on display at The Hunterian, University of Glasgow

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The Hunterian is now (6 October, 2016) home to a pair of exceptionally rare gilded brass andirons designed by English architect and designer Thomas Jeckyll. The Sunflower Andirons were purchased by The Hunterian with the assistance of the Art Fund and National Fund for Acquisitions and are now on display in the Hunterian Art Gallery. […]

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Kitchenism Exhibition 01 Oct – 28 Nov, 2016 The Lighthouse

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Kitchenism 01 Oct – 28 Nov Review Gallery Maggie Keswick Jencks and her husband Charles developed the idea of ”kitchenism” as a key element of the Maggie’s Centre experience. The kitchen is the social hub of every centre and the kitchen table is the focal point for social interraction; a place for people to sit, […]

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New Hunterian Exhibition Tells The Erskine Story 23 September 2016 – 8 January, 2017

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  In War and Peace: The Erskine Story 23 September 2016 – 8 January 2017 Hunterian Museum Admission free A new exhibition opening this week at the University of Glasgow’s Hunterian Museum celebrates the centenary of Erskine Hospital, 100 years after its foundation in 1916. In War and Peace: The Erskine Story tells of Scotland’s […]

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Macintosh Plans amongst the first treasures at The Hunterian in Kelvin Hall

Yesterday, Monday 19 September 2016, Jim and I went along to the media photo call at The Hunterian in the newly refurbished Kelvin Hall.   It was thrilling to see Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s plans for Glasgow School of Art, which he drew in 1907. It was also fascianting to meet and chat with the very enthusiastic […]

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Kelvin Hotel, Glasgow – at the heart of the Real West End

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Kelvin Hotel, 15 Buckingham Terrace, Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8EB Telephone: 0141 339 7143 Web: www.kelvinhotel.com Book: Book online About the Rooms at the Kelvin Book directly for the best rate The Kelvin is offering a 30% discount when booking 3 or more nights when staying during 1 November 2017 – 28th February 2018. […]

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Three Bedroom Upper Conversion Flat For Sale, Glasgow West End

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996 Great Western Road, Kelvinside, Glasgow, G12 0NS Offers Over £255,000 Spacious 3-bedroom upper conversion flat within a substantial Detached Blonde Sandstone Villa. Located in a tree lined street just off Great Western Road, the building was designed by John Honeyman circa 1875 and further improved by William Leiper circa 1907.  The flat boasts flexible […]

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Finnieston is fantastic, but it’s time for the city fathers to chip in with a facelift By Alan Gordon

Our Forum is a goldmine of information about Finnieston and the Hidden Lane.  Finnieston is a Glasgow phenomenon. There are no two ways about it. The strip described by a commentator recently as having been “the West End’s delinquent older brother” has settled down and started earning a living. In the buzzing, bustling Argyle Street corridor […]

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Art Galleries and Museums in Glasgow’s West End

Hunterian Art Gallery University of Glasgow, Library, Univesity Avenue, G12 The Hunterian Art Gallery is my favourite gallery in the West End. This gallery contains paintings, prints and drawings by many of the ‘big names’ like Rembrandt (1606-69), James McNeill Whistler(1834-1903), August Rodin (1840-1871) and Tinteretto (1518-94). Personal favourites include paintings by Francis Cadell ( […]

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Pat’s Guide to the Buildings, Architecture and History in Glasgow’s West End

Up until the 1840s Glasgow’s West End consisted of open countryside, isolated farmhouses and the country dwellings of Glasgows most wealthy citizens. The completion of the Great Western Road and the re-location of the Botanic Gardens to the Kelvinside Estate in the early 1840s was the catalyst for rapid change to the character of the […]

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The Hunterian at the Kelvin Hall, New Museum District for Glasgow

The Hunterian at Kelvin Hall New Museum District For Glasgow The multi-million pound revamp of the iconic Kelvin Hall in the city’s west end, will be completed in summer 2016 and opened to the public in September. The Hunterian Museum at the University of Glasgow, with over 1.3 million objects in its collections will benefit […]

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University of Glasgow – Plans for a World Changing Campus

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Exhibition Wolfson Medical Centre The University of Glasgow is about to reach a major milestone in the journey to invest in its World Changing Campus at Gilmorehill.  A Masterplan has been designed for the existing campus and the Western Infirmary site, which the University takes over from the beginning of April, 2016. The University intends […]

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Paul Smith, Book Signing at The Lighthouse Wednesday 24 February, 2016.

Paul Smith set to return to Glasgow for event and book signing Britain’s foremost designer, Paul Smith, will travel to Glasgow later this month to talk to design students and young designers as well hold a public book signing.   On Wednesday, 24 February, Paul will return to The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Design and […]

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Glasgow Accommodation: Queensgate Apartments

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Glasgow Self-catering Accommodation: Queensgate Apartments A choice of two lovely, comfortable, self-catering accommodations on Glasgow’s west side.  Queensgate Garden Apartment The apartment has one bedroom and sleeps three.  With a private entrance in a historic townhouse in Glasgow’s popular West End, it is close to lively Byres Road with its shops, restaurants and cafes, Glasgow […]

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