Culture of Scotland: Castles and Architecture of Glasgow – Day 3: Museums as a way to get to know the city

Today the day will be filled with visits to various museums which together will help to get a picture of the city and its history. You will also see a house that seems to have disappeared from the pages of works by Charlotte Bronte.
Culture of Scotland: Castles and Architecture of Glasgow

Trip duration: 8 days

Anastasia Omelchuk

People's Palace

History Museums

The People’s Palace and the adjacent Winter Garden are a museum and a greenhouse. They were opened in 1898 by Count Rosebery. At that time, this area was considered to be very unfavorable, and the People’s Palace was designed to improve the general environment, as well as to provide residents with a new cultural center. The architecture of this palace deserves special attention. It is made in classic style with some elements of Baroque. Initially, there were reading rooms and lounges on the first floor of the building, a museum on the second, and an art gallery on the third. But in the 40s of the 20th century, the palace became a museum of history.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Art Galleries

The building in the Spanish Baroque style was built in 1901 from the traditional Glasgow architecture of red sandstone. The opening of the gallery was held in preparation for the International Exhibition in Glasgow. The basis of the Kelvingrove art collection was a collection of paintings, which was transferred to the museum from the McLellan Gallery. There is a city legend that the building was built backwards, and the architect jumped off one of the towers when he saw that the facades were intertwined. However, this is just a myth.

Glasgow Science Centre

Science Museums

The opening of the national center took place in 2001. The complex has interactive exhibits from different scientific areas, here you can dive into the fascinating world of modern digital technologies, as well as chemistry, physics, astronomy and medicine. The ground floor of the building occupies the largest planetarium in Great Britain, where you will see stars as they appear before astronauts in the windows of the international space station. Under the dome of the sky you can see 9,000 celestial bodies.


Seafood Restaurants

It is worth visiting Crabshakk to try delicious scallops on the grill, squid with pepper and anchovies. Many guests recommend ordering good pudding, panna cotta and affogato for the dessert. Customers love the amazing service and believe that prices are attractive.

Pollok House


Back in 1752 in the southern part of Glasgow, the famous Scottish architect William Adam erected a luxurious estate in the Georgian style. For two centuries, it served as the family nest of the Maxwell family, and in 1966 it was acquired by the National Trust of Scotland. This house seems to have disappeared from the pages of Jane Austen's novels or the Bronte sisters. Visitors will see here an exhibition of Spanish painting, figurines of porcelain, silver and glass. The real attraction of the green park is an old beech, numbering more than a quarter century.

Queen's Park


Queens - a park in Scotland, designed by Joseph Paxton and founded in 1857. Queen's Park was presented in a variety of English beauties and luxury. In the park, surrounded by amazing trees and flowers, there is a large lake, near which tourists and city residents feed waterfowl every day.

Two Fat Ladies


This place is famous for its amazing scallops, fish and smoked haddock chowder. For dessert, take a good ice cream and delicious pudding. In this place you should order wine, as it is good here. Most of the guests think that the staff is friendly. According to visitors, the service is excellent. You will appreciate the calm atmosphere and first-class interior.