Top heritage things to do in Glasgow

With 22 galleries displaying more than 8,000 objects, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum features collections to intrigue everyone. From natural history and arms and armour to art from a range of art movements and periods of history.

The Riverside Museum is in a spectacular waterfront building and sits by a berthed Tall Ship that you can also explore. The building itself is a work of art designed by the late Zaha Hadid. Inside you can see all sorts of early cars, buses and trams.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh fans must pay a visit to House for An Art Lover, set within the grounds of Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park. Inspired by the designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the space combines art gallery and exhibition space.

Magnificent Glasgow Cathedral is one of Scotland’s most impressive medieval buildings. Even more impressive is that it is the only cathedral on the Scottish mainland to survive the Reformation of 1560 intact.

Scotland has a clutch of re-enactment groups, the oldest of which is the Glasgow Vikings, who stage regular living history events and battles using traditional historic weaponry including Dane axes, daggers and spears.

At The Hunterian Museum amid Glasgow University’s campus, you can visit the Mackintosh House that was transferred here in its entirety for safe-keeping. See all the design features that Charles Rennie Mackintosh incorporated into his beautiful home.

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