Pollok Country Park, Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G43 1AT
Museums and Art Galleries
In the heart of Pollok Country Park, this award-winning building houses a unique collection in a beautiful woodland setting. Our displays range from work by major artists including Rodin, Degas and Cézanne, to important examples of late medieval art, Chinese and Islamic art, Ancient Civilizations and more. Visit The Burrell to see an astonishing range of beautiful objects from around the world.
The collection is named after its donor, the shipping magnate Sir William Burrell. It’s one of the greatest collections ever created by one person, comprising over 8000 objects. The Burrell regularly hosts temporary exhibitions, and runs an extensive programme of events and activities for both adults and families with children
Gallery of Modern Art
The Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) is the most visited modern art gallery in Scotland. Housed in an iconic building located in the heart of Glasgow, which it shares with the city centre library, GoMA plays an important part in the city’s rich heritage which continues today. For over 100 years the building was a centre for business and commercial exchange where information and goods were traded. GoMA continues that philosophy of exchange by being a centre for people to gather, discuss and learn, inspired by the art it collects and shows.
Because Glasgow is world famous for the artists that live and study here, GoMA collects and borrows work that highlights the interests, influences and working methods artists from around the world share with those from Glasgow. As the centre for Glasgow’s modern art collection, its changing displays are inspired by what the City owns. GoMA ‘s public programme uses modern art for an exchange of powerful ideas about life and human experiences. Artists’ talks, workshops, projects and regular family activities, offer people of all ages a chance to explore and realise their own artistic potential. The Library at GoMA, houses a café, free internet access terminals, and an extensive collection of art and design books alongside its general books for loan.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is Scotlands moust visited FREE attraction. It has 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects. The collections are extensive, wide-ranging and internationally-significant. They include: natural history arms and armour art from many art movements and periods of history, and much more. ?We even have a real Spitfire! Kelvingrove welcomes families with children, and its displays have been designed with children in mind.
There are lots of interactives throughout the museum that will appeal to younger audiences. The RBS Exhibition Gallery and the community exhibition space both have a running programme of temporary exhibitions and displays. Please note that some temporary exhibitions are subject to an entry fee. Visitors to Kelvingrove can enjoy its cafés and shops, and make use of its Study Centre and Library to find out more about Glasgow Museums’ collections and carry out research online.
Mansefield Studios Pottery & Gallery
Mansefield Studios is a pottery studio and craft gallery showcasing superb quality ceramics, jewellery, photography, paintings, textiles and other traditional crafts. Found in the heart of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, overlooking Loch Long and the Arrochar Alps, Mansefield Studios is a few minutes drive from Loch Lomond, and just 45 minutes from the centre of Glasgow. Tom Butcher designs a range of sculptural pieces and an ever-expanding range of rustic functional tableware at Mansefield Studios.
As well as Tom's pottery, the Gallery offers a wide range of quality Scottish craft and gifts including alpaca knitwear, lamsbwool textiles, tweed cushions and handbags, jewellery, photography and spa skin care. Brands we stock include Samantha Holmes alpaca knitwear, Yungi lambswool scarfs, cushion & throws, Little House of Tweed cushions, Pure Lochside organic spa skincare, Glenalmond Tweed handbags and trapper hats, Rosie Brown Jewellery, & a whole lot more.... The Gallery is open Monday - Saturday 10.30am - 5.30pm.