Last weekend I visited Glasgow properly for the very first time (Okay, so I’d seen the train station and surrounding areas before on my way to Edinburgh, but even I know that doesn’t count!) And yes, I may have got way overly excited about going. I just love Scotland in general and I was over the moon to go back and watch films all weekend at the Glasgow Film Festival (I wrote two posts on it here and here.)
But when I was not watching films, I had a little bit of downtime. I had already planned to meet up with a friend Saturday evening, but what about Saturday morning?! I wouldn’t say that Glasgow is a very touristy city, not at all, it’s much like Manchester in the way that there aren’t well-known things to do and see but if you live there you can have your pick of galleries, museums, etc. to do on weekends.
The most recommended to me was the Kelvingrove Museum & Art gallery. Free to enter and one of the best free museums I’ve ever visited. The building is beautiful with modern touches and the gallery really does have something for everyone. It splits it’s exhibitions between ‘Life’ and ‘Expression’. In Life you can find Natural history exhibits, Scotland and Glasgow through the ages, and in Expression you can find famous pieces of art mixed in with Scottish and Glasgow focused galleries. It really is a place you can take the kids but also enjoy yourself. I walked around it in two hours but you could realistically be there much, much longer.
Have you ever been to Kelvingrove Art Gallery? Did you like it as much as I did?