Top free things to do in Glasgow

Look out for the Wellington Statue in Glasgow. Erected in 1844 it celebrates Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. But there’s something unusual about it – since the 1980s, jokers have adorned the Duke with a hat of sorts.

The Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum on the edge of Glasgow’s city centre is massive and will easily keep you occupied for a day if you want to! It’s one of the best museums in the UK, and entry is free.

The comprehensive vintage transport collections are free to see at the striking Riverside Museum on Glasgow’s waterfront. Admire the Tall Ship moored outside, too. All free entry.

At The People’s Palace you can discover Glasgow’s history and the story of its people all the way back to 1750. It’s free admission.

The medieval Glasgow Cathedral is a stunning place to visit for free. Then head up to the Necropolis Victorian garden cemetery on the hill beyond – from here you can get magnificent views back over the city.

Amid Glasgow University’s campus, you can visit the delightful little gems of the Hunterian Art Gallery, Hunterian Zoology Museum, and the Country Surgeon Micro Museum, all for free.

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