Best Free Things to Do in Glasgow

THE 10 BEST Free Things to Do in Glasgow

Best Free Things to Do in Glasgow

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  • Arvid0680
    Stockholm, Sweden1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic museum, would definitely return! Friendly staff made the gallery very easy to navigate. A must visit for the first time in Glasgow
    Written 11 July 2024
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  • Angie S
    Greenlaw, UK3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum with lots to see and loads of interactive displays. Some things are best seen from upstairs but we didn't mind that at all. Food in cafe was a wee bit expensive but it was delicious and worth the money, however if your on a budget there's plenty of areas for you to eat a pack lunch. The parking was difficult to sort out but overall great day worth the drive out.
    Written 8 July 2024
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  • Molly P
    50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the time, so make sure you carve out lots of it. The history and reverence of the Necropolis rivals that of the Cathedral, and is located conveniently behind it. Definitely a hike and meant for those who can handle elevation and rough terrain. Beautiful memorials and such interesting history available.
    Written 5 July 2024
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  • Ashley G
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Scott Gilbert building was simply amazing. Staff were helpful directing us where to go, and when we got to the cloisters, as Outlander fans it was magical. The museum was also very quirky.
    Written 7 June 2024
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  • JN65
    Liverpool, UK359 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well presented, great fun, informative, also free to enter & unfussy and unpretentious (all unlike Kew), joyfully immersive in parts, loads to see, we loved wandering about here plus it's in the West End so near great bars, restaurants, museums etc.
    Written 24 June 2024
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  • JN65
    Liverpool, UK359 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you enjoy visiting cathedrals, there's plenty to like about this one with lots of historical, architectural and design interest.
    Written 11 July 2024
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  • Rachael T
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of shops and restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes. Some lovely buildings and shop fronts. I enjoyed an evening stroll when it was quieter after dinner.
    Written 3 April 2024
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  • Jean Paul
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went to the Burrel today, it is fairly local to me but I had not been since it had re opened after the refurb. I went as they have a Degas exhibit on and it in its self is great and gives you a chance to see many paintings and sculptures.
    Whilst I was there there was a call for a free tour about to start, the museum itself is also free and on a glorious day like today and it being in the centre of the beautiful Pollock park it was a win win win. The tour was guided by volunteer Alister and he was pleasant, funny and full of knowledge. It started as a day that I went to see some famous paintings and ended as a great day out and I only saw a snippet of the things there and with 3000 items on display and another 6000 in storage that get dropped into the collection through time, this is a must visit when in Glasgow. All museums in Glasgow are free but this one is hands down the best amazing art and archaeology as well as items from one of Scotland's best known collectors, it is a must visit and when all it will cost you is the parking if you choose to park in the park (5.50 for four hours) then it is a no brainer. Also have a great gift shop and nice cafe in the Burrel.
    Written 8 July 2024
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  • Tess Smith
    Etchingham, UK8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day out, beautiful grounds and adorable highland cows! Nice to just walk around for a few hours and get out of central Glasgow, was £10 in an Uber each way .
    Written 28 June 2024
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  • Heather B
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a tour of the city chambers with our college, we explored most of the grounds and admired the grand rooms and paintings, we also learned from workers there.
    Written 10 June 2024
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  • star35rose
    Birmingham, UK108 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We arrived in Glasgow and were heading for the university and the kids wanted to play. So we took a detour and stumbled across this. Really lovely views, especially when the weather is nice
    Park is great for the kids
    Written 31 May 2024
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  • Anne K
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a superb meal in the prancing stag restaurant glasgow. It was a taster menu for burns night. My husband had the main selection and l had on the most part with some vegetarian option . They also had a selection of wines to compliment the dishes at very reasonable additional price£22. I would thouroughly reccommend this restaurant. The staff were great very helpful definitely a place to visit.
    Written 25 January 2024
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  • Oscardog16
    Adelaide, Australia1,952 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place for an insight into police transformation over the years and finding out about crimes that were committed in earlier years. It was interesting to learn that Glasgow City was the first organised police service in the Commonwealth and one of the Chief Constables invented the checker band pattern for police hats. Volunteers look after the museum and are friendly and very knowledgeable.
    Written 14 July 2024
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  • Cammy S
    Hamilton, UK175 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a brilliant day out seeing this stunning building. Plenty to wander around inside and great for history. Shame that it is closing its doors for four years due to refurbishment. Definitely would highly recommend it well worth another visit when it opens up again.
    Written 28 April 2024
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  • JN65
    Liverpool, UK359 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A free museum inside Glasgow University and run by the Uni.
    It was ok, mainly science/natural history/anatomy etc based.
    For us, the 4-star is a bit generous.
    It is worth a look if you're in the area/or have a special interest in the things at the core of its collections/or if you really love museums and want to leave no stone unturned. But if time is limited, I'd definitely devote it to the Kelvingrove instead...
    Written 23 June 2024
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