Art Gallery & Museum, Kelvingrove Argyle Street, 287 2699. Mon-Thu & Sat 10am-5pm; Fri & Sun 11am—5pm. Free. This fine example of late Victorian architecture houses a permanent collection of work by such names as Rembrandt, Botticelli, Whistler and Cadell, plus numerous historical artefacts and animal displays. For temporary exhibitions sec Glasgow Art listings, page 69

Burrell Collection

2060 Pollokshaws Road, 287 2550. Mon—Thu & Sat IOam—Spm; Fri & Sun llam—5pm. Free. Sir William Burrell’s world famous collection of beautiful art objects from around the globe, housed in a specially designed, award-winning building.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

730 Great Western Road. 334 2422. Daily 11am—4pm. Free. This 19th century garden and glasshouses are home to an interesting and educational selection of plants, as well as featuring in the film Jade.

Glasgow Cathedral

Cathedral Street, 552 8198. Mon—Fri 9.30am—1pm & 2—4pm; Sun 2—4pm. Free. A stone-built church has stood on this site since 1136 and the lower church contains the shrine of St Mungo, who died in 1603; however most of the present building dates from the 13th or 15th centuries, the most notable exception being the stained-glass windows, renowned as one of the finest post-war collections in the country. Sunday services take place at 11am and 6.30pm and there are daily prayers at noon. Oh, and the necropolis is well worth a wander round as well.

. Glasgow Zoopark

Calderpark, Uddingston, 771 1185. Daily 9.30am—4pm (last admission 2.30pm). £3.10 (£2.65). A popular haunt on school trips, Glasgow Zoopark boasts a varied collection of animals, from lions to guinea pigs, as well as a well-stocked reptile house. There is also a full programme of interactive events, such as snake-handling and birds of prey flying displays, plus Children’s Farm, amusements and an orienteering course.

House For An Art Lover

Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, 353 4773. £3.50 (£2.50). For opening times, call info line 0141 353 4449. Art Lover’s Cafe and shop open 10am-5pm daily. lnitially designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for a competition in 1901, this unfinished work has been completed by modern-day architects and designers in true Mackintosh style. For temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art listings, page 69.

Hunterian Art Gallery

University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, 330 5431. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5pm. Free. Home to the university’s collection of flat art and sculpture as well as changing exhibitions, the gallery also features a recreation of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow house which contains a host of original furnishings. For temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art listings, page 69.

Hunterian Museum

University Avenue, 330 4221. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5pm. Free. Dating from 1807, the Hunterian is Scotland’s oldest public museum - it lost its artworks in 1980 with the opening of the purpose-built art gallery in the grounds, but it is still home to a collection of the university’s treasures.

Museum Of Transport Kelvin Hall, 1 Burnhouse Road, 287 2720. Mon—Thu & Sat lOam—Spm; Fri &

Sun 11am—5pm. Free. A museum crammed with buses. trams, fire engines. ships and other paraphernalia. devoted to the history of transport. Permanent exhibitions include Shipbuilding On The River Clyde. a large mural by David McFarlane; Walking Dram, an interactive sculpture by Stephen Healy; and Victims Of Transport by Justin Carter. For temporary exhibitions. see Glasgow Art listings, page 69.

People's Palace & Winter Garden Glasgow Green, 554 0223. Mon—Thu 6’; Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun llam—Spm. Glasgow’s best-loved institution has recently undergone a major facelift to celebrate its centenary year. The new displays are set out thematically with subjects including The Patter, Visions Of The City and Crime And Punishment. For temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art listings, page 69.

Scotland Street School Museum Museum Of Education, 225 Scotland Street. 2870500. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun 11am—5pm. Free. Designed in 1904 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and now home to archive material on education in Scotland front 1872 onwards. Reconstructed classrooms give a flavour of Victorian, Edwardian, World War 11 and 1960s school days.

Springburn Museum

Atlas Square, Ayr Street, 557 1405. Tue—Fri 10.30am—5pm; Sat mam-4.30pm. Free. By use of photographs and artefacts. arts and crafts, the museum brings to life the social and industrial history of the north of Glasgow illustrated by two permanent exhibitions Made In The North and Springburn Park, Yesterday, Today/1nd Tomorrow.

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life And Art

2 Castle Street, 553 2557. Mon—Thu 6’; Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun 11am—5pm. Free. A museum of world faiths, featuring a Zen garden, priceless art works front the world’s six major religions. Dali’s Christ OfSaintJo/tn Of The Cross and the story of religion itt Scotland through words and pictures. For temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art listings, page 69.

Creatures of the night join together for a good old knees up at the ’Vampires of the New Millennium' gathering. If you've been surpress- ing the urge to get kitted out in some gothic garb, before lunging at the nearest pretty young neck, then the wait is over. Not only can you choose from a selection of devilishly good ’blood' cocktails (just tomato juice, we hope) you might even win a prize as the most nattin dressed vampire in the place.

{a Thu 20 Jan, 8pm, Republic Bier Hal/e, 550 7278.



Charity Events

The Village Reconstruction Meal Tue 25 Jan, 7.30pm. £14.95. Suruchi. 14a Nicolson Street. 5566583. Doing some good while enjoying delicious lrtdiart food is the name of the game here. as the Scottish branch of \'RO holds a fundraising meal to aid reconstructiort of their first Scottish sponsored village in Andhra Pradeslt.


A Century Of Farm Power Sat 22-Sun 23 Jan. Sat noon—5pm; Sun 9.30am—4.30pnt. £3 (£1). Royal lligltland Centre, lngliston. 333 3036. Featuring 200 vintage exhibits. this exhibition looks at the changes which ltave takett place iii the world of farnt rttacltinery over the last hundred years, with demonstrations by Clydesdale llorses artd everything front tractiort engines to combine ltarvesters on display. Sing along now. . . ‘l’ve got a brand new combine ‘arvester.’

Antique 8: Collector's Fair Sat 29 Jart, 10am—5pm. Meadowbank Sports Centre. 139 London Road. 661 5351. Scotfairs are the organisers behind this sale of antiques artd goodies for your home.


Where Do We Go From Here? Wed 26 Jan, 10.30am. £1. Open Door. 420 Morningside Road, 229 1020. Tlte Morningside Justice And Peace Group’s talk this week is given by Ulrich Loening. Director Enteritus. C.l-l.E. Edinburgh Goldsmiths And The Assay Office Wed 26 Jart. 12.30pm. Free. llurttly House. 142 Cartongate. 529 4143. George Dalgleislt frortt the National Museums of Scotland gives a lunchtime talk. Edinburgh’s Transport Choices Wed 2 Feb, 10.30am. £1. Open Door. 420 Mornittgside Road. 229 1020. What does the future hold for Edinburgh‘s roads and railways? John Saunders, Special Projects Manager at the City of Edinburgh Council will talk about the options at this week’s meeting of the Morningside Justice And Peace Group.

Other Events

Life Under Siege Thu 20 Jan, Thu 27 Jan. Thu 3 Feb. l0am—4pm. £6.50 (£2—£5). Edinburgh Castle. 225 9846. There’s ntore to the Castle than suits of armour. you cart witness Alba Adventure Company‘s living history demonstration which recreates the time of the Jacobite uprising.

All For The Prince Fri 21 Jart. Fri 28 Jatt. 10am—4pm. £6.50 (£2—£5). Edinburgh Castle, 225 9846. Evert ntore drama in a spectacular settirtg as the Jacobite redcoats attd lligltlartd clans do battle irt this exciting re-enactntent from Alba Adventure Contparty.


Brass Rubbing Centre

Cltalmers Close. Royal Mile, 556 4364. Mort—Sat l0am-5pm. Free, but there is a charge for ntakittg a rubbittg. Situated in the apse of a Gotltic church dating back to 1460. the centre ltouses a selection of church brasses and ancient Pictish replicas - as well as lots of crayons so you can get rubbittg.


Camera Obscura

Castlehill. Royal Mile. 226 3709. Mort-Sun 10am—5prtt.£.‘~.95 (£1.95—£3.15): family ticket £11.50. Pick tip a pedestrian itt your ltartd at this attraction. vv htch gives visitors a real—time. 360’ image if tlte city. There is also art exhibition devoted to ltolographs attd photography on the lower lloors.

Deep-Sea World

North Queensferry. 01383 411880. Mort—Fri 11arn—5prn; Sat-Sun 10am 6pm. £6.15 (£3.55~£—1.25). Famous for its uttderwater tunnel, which brings visitors face to face with a huge collection of tislt native to ottr coastlines. Deep-Sea World also ltouses art .-\ma/.onian rain forest display. a touch-pool and educational facilities. lixpert staff are oit haitd to answer questions and. thanks to tire latest communications technology. visitors cart even talk to divers as they feed the animals itt the aquarium.

Dynamic Earth

llolyrood Road. 550 7800. Wed Sun 10ant—5pm. £5.95 (£3.50); family ticket £16.50. With volcartocs erupting beneatlt your feet. a tropical rainstorm pouring down. earthquakes artd tidal waves at every turn, the history of the eartlt ltas rtever been tttore interesting. Edinburgh‘s brand new visitor attraction uses stunning new developments irt interactive technology to piece together the history of the planet, creating a tltorougltly tttoderrt way to step back irt tirtte.

Edinburgh Castle

Castlehill. 225 98-16. Daily 9.30arrt-5pm (last admission 4.15pm). £6 (£2—£5). Altltouglt rttuclt of the castle's medieval character was lost when it was converted into barracks iii the 19th century, corttinuirtg excavations aim to redress this. Other attractions include Jarttes l\”s famous cannon. .‘vlons Meg, lots of military silverware and. of course. The Stone Of Destiny, used to crowrt Scottish kings sirtce time began.

Edinburgh Zoo Corstorpltirte Road. 334 9171. Daily 9am—5pm. £6.80 (£3.80—£4.80); family ticket £19—£23.50. Widely accepted as one of the finest zoos itt Britain. there's plenty here to while away art afternoon. or even a wltole day if you take your titne. The penguin parade at 2pm is a rttust arid the newly-built African plains afford a fantastic view of tlte city.

Gorgie City Farm

51 Gorgie Road. 337 4202. Daily 9.30am—4pm. Free. Set tip irt 1982 on a derelict council rubbish site. the farrtt is now home to a ltost of farntyard animals artd equipment. as well as organic artd herb garderts.

Museum Of Childhood 42 lliglt Street. 529 4142. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Free. Founded itt 1955. the museum ltas five public galleries with all ntartrter of arcltive ntaterial artd old toys relatirtg to cltildltood througlt the ages. From antique dolls to 19811s computer games. there’s plenty here to send you off on a trip dovv rt memory latte.

Caledonian Brewery

Slateford Road, 623 8066. Tours Mort-Fri. llant. 12.30pm 8; 2.30pm. The award-winning Caledonian Brewery. still going strong after 100 years. will let you into the secrets behind the crafting of their fine ales. The tour takes you through the brewing process, from cruslting the malt to brewing in the open coppers, culminating in a free beer of your choice in the sample cellar. Private evening and weekend tours available, call for details.

Museum Of Scotland

Chambers Street. 247 4219. Mort—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun noon—5pm; Tue 10am-8pm. £3 (£1.50--chi1drert uttder 18 free). Devoted solely to the history arid heritage of Scotland, the building contains five thematically-arrangcd exhibitions, moving frortt pre-history. through the Industrial Revolutiort. to the presertt day. at which point national heroes such as Billy Connolly and Elaine C. Smith get involved.

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