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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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Museum of Transport at The Riverside Museum –

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Century of Style: Costume and Colour 1800 – 1899 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum 25 Sept 2015 – 14 February 2016

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Another wonderful exhibition at Kelvingrove 25 September 2015–14 February 2016 Tickets: £5/£3 (with Gift Aid £5.50/£3.30)  under 16s FREE This beautiful exhibition of 19th-century clothing comes from Glasgow Museums’ collection of European costume. Showcasing some rarely seen examples of womenswear, menswear and children’s clothing, it considers how such clothes were made and where they were […]

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Richard Slee: Work and Play, The Tramway 4 Feb– 20 March, 2016.

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Richard See Ceramics Drop In – no ticket required Richard Slee (born Carlisle, 1946) has built a reputation as one of Britain’s most important contemporary ceramic artist. His work challenges conventional notions of ceramic art and demonstrates the fluid boundaries of 21st century ceramic practice. This exhibition covers Slee’s most radical work to date produced […]

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Joan Eardley’s Seated Boy at The Hunterian

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Joan Eardley, Seated Boy, 1955. © Estate of Joan Eardley. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2015. Image © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow 2015. Accepted under the Cultural Gifts Scheme by HM Government and allocated to The Hunterian, 2015. Donated in memory of Dr Mary Catto. The Hunterian is first Scottish gallery to benefit from Cultural […]

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Alasdair Gray, From the Personal to the Universal, Kelvingrove, 11 October, 2014 – 22 February, 2015

Alasdair Gray Life’s Work Retrospective  From the Personal to the Universal Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Opens Saturday 11th October until February 22nd, 2015 Celebration of Alasdair Gray’s work at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is delighted to be staging this major ‘life’s work’ retrospective in celebration of Alasdair Gray’s 80th birthday in December. The […]

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The Lost Tomb of Robert the Bruce, 24 June 2014 – 4 January 2015, Hunterian Museum

Hunterian to reveal the lost tomb of Robert the Bruce The Lost Tomb of Robert the Bruce 24 June 2014 – 4 January 2015 Hunterian Museum, University Avenue, G12 Admission free A special new exhibition at The Hunterian will present the first complete 3D digital model of the long lost tomb of Robert the Bruce […]

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Free entry to The Hunterian Scottish Gold Exhibition

Last two weeks of the stunning Scottish Gold exhibition at the Hunterian Art Gallery. To give more visitors a last chance to see the golden wonders, The Hunterian is offering free entry to the exhibition on the weekends of 7 and 8 and 14 and 15 June. Showcasing beautiful specimens of gold from across Scotland, Scottish Gold […]

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Festival of Museums, 16th – 18th May, 2014

Festival of Museums 16 – 18 May Festival of Museums is an annual three day treat of extraordinary, exciting and surprising events day and night in museums and galleries throughout Scotland. From Gairloch to Glasgow and the Western Isles to Wanlockhead, there’s a packed programe of rip-roaring, inspiring and unusual things going on throughout the […]

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How Glasgow Flourished 1714 – 1837, Kelvingrove Art Gallery until 7th Aug, 2014

FREE temporary exhibition – How Glasgow Flourished 1714 – 1837 Georgians and their influence on the city. Its on now until Sunday 17 August, and its free!  How Glasgow Flourished 1714 – 1837 has paintings and objects which tell the story of the Georgian period in Glasgow, explores how during the Georgian period Glasgow grew […]

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Art Glasgow: Scottish Gold Exhibition, The Hunterian, From 14th March – 15 June

Scottish Gold 14 March – 15 June 2014 Hunterian Art Gallery, University Avenue, G12Admission £5.00/£3.00 This major new exhibition features a spectacular array of Scottish gold items from the Bronze Age to the present. Focussing on the occurrence of gold in Scotland and Scottish gold mining, Scottish Gold offers a unique opportunity to learn about […]

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Outside Inside Exhibition by Alison Cowan

Christo’s Gallery, 595 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 8HX 24th May – 14th June, 2013 As Day Dawns 80 x 40cm Beyond The Pond 70 x 70cm Blossom Canopy 70 x 70cm Blossom Shower 60 x 60cm Blue Vase with Maple Sprigs 40 x 40cm Maple Leaves 70 x 70cm The Thinking Tree 70 x […]

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