I recently visited Glasgow to watch some of the Commonwealth Games events, and to take in a new city. My issue with the city (and I make no apologies for this) is that there is little to see, given two free afternoons (particularly when many roads are closed because of sports events, the city is packed with sporting tourists and there are loads of building works going on). Having visited Edinburgh less than a year before, Glasgow's industrial nature contrasts markedly with the capital's historic friendliness.
Having said that, one of the things on my list to see was the Tenement House. Inhabited by one lady for over 50 years. When she moved out, and later passed away, the apartment had changed little, with many of the fixtures and fittings her original belongs from decades of collecting.
It is not the largest museum in the world - it is a tenement, after all - but the four rooms downstairs given an interesting insight into the owner's life, while the tenement itself is a real eye-opener. While I connected 'tenement' to squalor and disorder, this is, in fact, a spacious, middle-class home.
If you're only in the city for a short time, I would definitely recommend this little gem.
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