Glasgow Zoopark Calderpark, Uddingston. Glasgow, 77] 1185. Daily 9.30iim—4pm (last admission 2.30pm). £4.60 (£2.70). 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 Bellahousion Park. 10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow, 353 4773. £3.50 (£2.50). For opening times, call info line 0141 353 4449. Art Lover’s (‘afe and Shop open 10am-5pm daily. initially 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 llillhead Street, Glasgow, 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.
University Avenue, Glasgow, 330 4221. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5pm. Free. Dating from 1807, the llunterian 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.
A museum crammed with buses, trams. f'ire 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: ll'alking Drum, an interactive sculpture by Stephen Healy; and Victims 0] Transport by Justin Caner. For temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art listings, page 69.
People's Palace 81 Winter Garden Glasgow Green, Glasgow, 554 0223. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun Ham—5pm. 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, Glasgow, 287 0500. Mon-Thu & Sat lOam—Spm; Fri & Sun 11am—5pm. Free. Designed in 1904 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and now home to archive material on education in Scotland from 1872 onwards. Reconstructed classrooms give a ﬂavour of Victorian, Edwardian, World War 11 and 1960s school days.
I Springburn Museum
Atlas Square, Ayr Street, Glasgow, 557 1405. Tue—Fri 10.30am—5pm; Sat 10am—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, TodayAnd Tomorrow.
158 lngram Street, Glasgow, 552 8391. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Free. Built by the philanthropic llutcheson brothers in the 19th century, the hall has recently been completely refurbished to give a taste of its former glory. The site also includes a ten-minute audio-visual display about the Merchant City. Note - viewing is subject to functions in the main hall.
Mugdock Country Park
Craigallan Road, Milngavie, Glasgow, 956 6100. Free. This country park on the north east side of the city has a full programme of ranger activities as well as numerous woodland paths and walkways. The visitor centre is open 9am—5pm every day of the year. Call for more details on the opening times of the gift shop and crafts unit, or fora full itinerary of countryside events.
Museum Of Transport Kelvin Hall, 1 Btirnhouse Road, Glasgow, 287 2720. Mon—~Thu ck Sat 10am—5pm; Fri .5: Sun 1 1am-5pm. Free.
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life And Art
2 Castle Street, Glasgow, 553 2557. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri a: Sun 11am—5pm. Free. A museum of world faiths, featuring a Zen garden. priceless art works from the world‘s six major religions, Dali’s Christ OfSuintJohn Of The Cross and the story of religion in Scotland through words and pictures. For temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art listings, page 69.
The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour
100 Stobcross Road, Glasgow, 339 0631. Wed 1 1am—4pm. £3.50 (£2.95); family tickets £6.95-£9.95. Find out about Glasgow‘s maritime heritage on-board the S.V. Glenlee, the only Clyde-built sailing ship still afloat in the UK. Visitors can explore the boat or talk to the crew, and there‘s a range of children‘s
activities. On-shore, there is a restaurant
in the restored Pumphouse as well as a permanent exhibition space. For temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art
_ listings, page 69.
WISH YOU WERE HERE . . . Visit this exhibition full of facts (and photos) of world destinations and plan for that holiday of a lifetime or a quick trot around the globe.The Holida and Travel Show, Fri 11-Sun 13 Feb. [6
(£4). SECC, Finnieston Quay, 287 777.
ON YOUR DOORSTEP
Everything you ever wanted to know about
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You've climbed the Scott Monument, hauled yourself up Arthur's Seat and admired the View from Calton Hill, but until you’ve had a 360 degree View of Auld Reekie from Camera Obscura, you really haven't seen the full picture. Originally owned by opticran Maria Theresa Short almost 150 years ago, the Camera Obscura (Latin for 'darkened room') uses a periscope fitted With a mirror which tilts and rotates to reflect light down three sets of lenses onto a white concave table, 28 feet below. The effect of all this technology is to enable you to View the world outSIde in spectacular detail, watching people gorng about their business — in short, it's a 19th century CCTV system. Alternatively, it could be seen as a historical and Visual gUide to Edinburgh, cheaper than a bus tour, and less exhausting than walking. Throughout the display, your helpful gurde imparts many amusmg and informative facts about the city, from Sean Connery's link to Edinburgh Art School to the unsavoury practice of drowning Witches in the Nor' Loch. And if you want to look further than the City limits you can head out onto the rooftop balcony, fitted With telescopes, which give excellent Views out over the Firth of Forth (a word of adVice — don't go when it's cloudy or overcast as the
Obscura works best in bright daylight).
Back indoors there are three exhibitions, all linked by the common theme of photography. Old Edinburgh places images of the 19th century next to present day photos where landmarks stay the same but trams, street vendors and Victorian fashions are radically replaced. Pinhole Photography shows snaps taken With cameras made from everything from biscwt tins to Coke cans. But the most exoting exhibition IS definiter Amazing Holography, which features a multitude of animals and impliments looming out at you in menacing fashion.
For the pre-TV world of the 18605, the movrng images of the Camera Obscura were seen as a magical phenomenon, but even today they evoke a sense of marvel. And no matter what age you are, picking up a pedestrian in your hand is always gorng to raise a smile. (Loursa Pearson)
Fun factor 4/5 Informative S/r,
Value for money 4/5 Added extras Gift shop.
How you get there It’s just next door to Edinburgh Castle - look for the Outlook
Tower (pictured). How much it costs £3.95 (£1 95—8. 15).
When it’s Open lOam—Spm (later opening in summer).
1.: Camera Obscura, Cast/ehi'll, 226 3709.
Candlemas Fair Sat 5 Feb, 10am—noon. St Mary’s Parish Church, The Sidegate, lladdington, 01620 823738. A fundraising event for The Friends of St Mary's, featuring craft, food and horticulture stalls. as well as the opportunity to visit the bell tower and
watch the pealing of the church bells.
Scottish Alternative Health Exhibition Fri 4—Sat 5 Feb, Sat 10am—6pm; Sun 1 1am—6pm. £4 (£2.50). Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street, 220 4349. Shamanism and aera- photography are just some of the
alternative issues covered in this
exhibition’s 120 stands.
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