Free things to do in Glasgow

Adam Redmond
14 May 2019

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Finals tickets sorted, transport all in order, accommodation ticket off, next up – your list of things to do in Glasgow.

Let us help with that. Together with Visit Scotland, we have compiled our Top 5 FREE things to do in Glasgow.

 

Gallery of Modern Art

Bursting with displays from both local and international artists, GoMA’s thought provoking artwork will be a distinct distraction from your weekend rugby intake at the Guinness PRO14 Final in Celtic Park.

You may even see a somewhat abstract installation – the adorning of the Duke of Wellington statue outside the gallery with a traffic cone. Yes, you read that correctly. Apparently, it’s an activity carried out by daring folk for the last 30 years.

 

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Another family friendly venue, the Botanic Gardens features a children’s play area, the magnificent Kibble Palace Glasshouse, a tearoom and a variety of plant collections.

Situated in the heart of Glasgow city, this attraction is easily accessible and close to multiple cafes and eateries.

 

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum was the recent home to Dippy, the natural History Museum’s iconic Diplodocus cast, and also hosts to the Salvador Dali masterpiece ‘Christ of St John of the Cross’. As a family friendly attraction, this venue has been designed with children in mind.

 

City Centre Mural Trail

Strolling the streets of Glasgow you will undoubtedly come across a host of brightly coloured and in some cases extravagant street art.

From the immortalization of one of Glasgow’s infamous sons, Billy Connolly to the city’s very own Panda, there is plenty to make the mind wander and create some insta-worthy snaps.

 

Architectural Wonders

Glasgow is known for it’s Victorian and art nouveau architecture, a lasting statement of the city’s prosperity over the 18th to the 20th century. Its identity also lives within the medieval and gothic remains, although illusive are no less impressive.

 

The Guinness PRO14 Final is one of the most entertaining games in the rugby calendar and takes place in Glasgow’s Celtic Park on May 25. Tickets start at just £25 for adults, £1 for kids. Visit www.pro14rugby.org/finaltickets

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