The best museums in Glasgow in December 2023

These are the top 20 best museums in Glasgow, Scotland, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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Looking for the best museums in Glasgow? These are the best ones:

  1. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum1

    Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

    The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a museum and art gallery in Glasgow, situated adjacent to Kelvingrove Park. The museum houses an impressive collection of arms and armour and a vast natural history collection. The art collection includes works by some Old Masters such as Rembrandt van Rijn,
  2. Riverside Museum2

    Riverside Museum

    The Riverside Museum (Glasgow Museum of Transport) is home to over 3,000 objects that detail Glasgow’s rich past from its days as maritime powerhouse to a glimpse into daily Glasgow life in the early to mid 20th Century. ​Amongst the objects on display are everything from skateboards to locomotives,
  3. Glasgow Science Centre3

    Glasgow Science Centre

    The Glasgow Science Centre is a visitor attraction that is composed of three main buildings: the Science Mall, the Glasgow Tower and the IMAX cinema. Its mission is to be a brdige between citizens and science and technology and to inspire people of all ages to explore and understand the world around
  4. Burrell Collection4

    Burrell Collection

    The Burrell Collection is a museum/art collection in Glasgow. The Burrell Collection consists of objects collected by Sir William Burrell, a wealthy Glaswegian shipping magnate. It includes an important collection of medieval art including stained glass and tapestries, oak furniture, medieval weapon
  5. People's Palace and Winter Gardens5

    People's Palace and Winter Gardens

    The People's Palace and Winter Gardens is a museum and glasshouse. When it was opened in 1898 it was intended to provide a cultural centre for the people. Now it tells the story of Glasgow and gives visitors an insight into how Glaswegians lived, worked and played in years gone by.
  6. The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery6

    The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

    The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery is the oldest museum in Scotland. The museum features objects relating to William Hunter and his collections from Roman Scotland, geology (he Begg Collection of fossils donated by James Livingstone Begg), ethnography, ancient Egypt, scientific instruments (from L
  7. The Tall Ship at Riverside7

    The Tall Ship at Riverside

    The Tall Ship at Riverside is a museum in Glasgow. The museum features exhibits related to Social History and Maritime.
  8. The Tenement House8

    The Tenement House

    The Tenement House is a museum of everyday history in Glasgow that depicts early 20th-century Glasgow life. In the museum visitors can discover quirky items from black horsehair chairs, scrubbed kitchen range, household medicines and the recess beds to the working doorbell and gaslights.
  9. Scotland Street School Museum9

    Scotland Street School Museum

    Scotland Street School Museum is a museum in Glasgow was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh between 1903-1906. The museum tells the story of 100 years of education in Scotland, from the late 19th century to the late 20th century.
  10. Glasgow Police Museum10

    Glasgow Police Museum

    The Glasgow Police Museum is the museum of Britain’s first police force, from 1800 to 1975. Founded under the Glasgow Police Act of 1800. The exhibits in the Glasgow Police Historical Exhibition provide a historical insight into the people, events and other factors which contributed to the found
  11. Provand's Lordship11

    Provand's Lordship

    The Provand's Lordship of Glasgow is a medieval historic house museum. It is the oldest remaining house in Glasgow, built in 1471. The house is furnished with a collection of seventeenth-century Scottish furniture donated by Sir William Burrell and the museum features exhibits related to: decorative
  12. Scottish Football Museum12

    Scottish Football Museum

    The Scottish Football Museum is Scotland's national museum of football that houses over 2000 football memorabilia, including the world's oldest cap and match ticket from 1872; and the world's oldest national still existing trophy, the Scottish Cup. Visitors are also able to visit the underground roa
  13. St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art13

    St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

    St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art is a museum in Glasgow that opened in 1993. The museum building emulates a medieval style. The museum features exhibits related to: all the world's major religions and includes a Zen garden and a sculpture showing Islamic calligraphy.
  14. Pollok House14

    Pollok House

    Pollok House is a museum in Glasgow and is the ancestral home of the Stirling Maxwell family that was built in 1752. The museum features exhibits related to Fine Art, Architecture, Social History, Decorative and Applied Art (glass, silverware, porcelain and antique furniture) and Religion. It includ
  15. Holmwood House15

    Holmwood House

    Holmwood House is Alexander 'Greek' Thomson's finest domestic design. This family home was built in 1857-8 for James Couper who, with his brother Robert, owned Millholm Paper Mills on the banks of the River Cart. The house stood in what was then the village of Cathcart. The architectural style of th
  16. Fossil Grove16

    Fossil Grove

    Fossil Grove is a museum in Glasgow. The museum features exhibits related to: natural sciences.
  17. Glasgow Museums Resource Centre17

    Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

    The Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC) is the store for the museums' collections when they are not on display at their venues. The main collections stored at the Glasgow Museums Resource Centre are Art and Painting, Arms and Armour, Natural History, Technology and World Cultures.
  18. National Piping Centre and Museum18

    National Piping Centre and Museum

    At the National Piping Centre visitors can see and hear the heritage of the Great Highland Bagpipe. The museum holds three hundred years of piping heritage. Consisting of artefacts from the rich collections of National Museums of Scotland.
  19. Fairfield Heritage Centre19

    Fairfield Heritage Centre

    Fairfield Heritage is a community museum dedicated to telling the story of Govan’s outstanding role in world shipbuilding. Please come and visit us and enjoy the very building that was once the headquarters of the greatest shipbuilding enterprise in the world, the Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineeri
  20. GoMA20


    GoMA is a museum in Glasgow. The museum features exhibits related to: photography, film and media, fine art and performing arts.

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