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Museums and attractions are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue.
■ BURRELL COLLECTION 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 287 2550, glasgowlife.org.uk/museums Mon–Thu & Sat 10am–5pm; Fri & Sun 11am–5pm. Free. In the heart of Pollok Country Park is this collection of art, including work by Degas, Rodin and Cézanne, as well as ancient and medieval artifacts. It is named after shipping tycoon Sir William Burrell, who amassed much of its collection of over 8000 objects in his own lifetime. ■ GLASGOW BOTANIC GARDENS 730 Great Western Road, 339 6964, glasgowbotanicgardens.com Gardens open daily 7am–dusk; glasshouses open daily 10am–4.15pm; tea room 10am–dusk. Free. A great place to relax in summer or take a brisk walk in winter, with a programme of events including stargazing, gardening talks and even theatre. Also look out for exotics and exhibitions in Kibble Palace Glasshouse and the vegetable, herb and flower gardens.
■ GLASGOW NECROPOLIS 50 Cathedral Square, 552 3145, glasgownecropolis.org Daily 7am–dusk. Free. Standing on a hill behind Glasgow Cathedral, the necropolis is the city’s own Père Lachaise with an obelisk to John Knox, Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s first solo work and breathtaking views to boot. Tours are offered by the Friends of Glasgow Necropolis, advance booking essential.
■ GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART 167 Renfrew Street, 566 1472, gsa. ac.uk/visit-gsa/gsa-shop Interpretation space & shop open daily 10am–5pm and tours depart 11am–3pm. Tours £9.75 (£8; under 18s £4.75; under 5s free). Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s astounding architectural masterpiece (and still a working art school) can be viewed throughout the year, with daily tours led by current students offering an in-depth look at the building’s design.
■ GLASGOW SCIENCE CENTRE 50 Pacific Quay, 420 5000, gsc.org.uk Daily 10am–5pm. £9.95 (£7.95; under 3s free); Planetarium, Glasgow Tower or IMAX Science films £2.50 extra. The home of Scotland’s first IMAX cinema, as well as fun exhibits, science shows, workshops and talks. BodyWorks Until 2018. An exhibition all about how your body works, with the chance to run in a giant hamster wheel and become a ‘snot ninja’ (lovely). Compare your physiological stats with other visitors and find out about all the latest scientific research into your very own body. ■ HUNTERIAN MUSEUM & ART GALLERY 82 Hillhead Street, 330 4221 (museum) / 330 5434 (gallery), gla.ac.uk/hunterian Tue–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun 11am–4pm; closed Mon. Free; Mackintosh House £5 (£3; under 18s free). Scotland’s oldest public museum, founded in 1807, houses collections relating to science, medicine, archaeology, geology and more, as well as art by Charles Rennie Mackintosh (including the Mackintosh House – the reassembled interior of his home) and James McNeill Whistler. Scottish Gold £6.50 (£4.50). A major new exhibition looking at Scottish gold and gold mining, bringing together gold nuggets and artefacts, from torcs found at Law Farm in Moray to Scottish coinage, medals and racing cups.
■ KELVINGROVE ART GALLERY & MUSEUM Argyle Street, 276 9599, glasgowlife. org.uk/museums Mon–Thu & Sat 10am–5pm; Fri & Sun 11am–5pm. Free. Twenty-two collections and over 8000 artifacts, from natural history, armour and weaponry to art from many different eras and touring exhibitions, all housed in a grand red sandstone building on the banks of the River Kelvin. See Visual Art section for more exhibition details. ■ NATIONAL PIPING CENTRE 30–34 McPhater Street, 353 0220, thepipingcentre.co.uk Mon–Fri 9am–5pm; Sat 9am–1pm; closed Sun. £4.50 (£3.50; under 16s £2.50; family £11). Home to the Museum of Piping as well as a reference library, shop and restaurant.
■ PEOPLE’S PALACE & WINTER GARDENS Glasgow Green, 276 0788, glasgowlife. org.uk/museums Palace open Tue–Thu & Sat 10am–5pm; Fri & Sun 11am–5pm; closed Mon; Winter Gardens open daily 10am–5pm. Free. Located on Glasgow Green, the Palace gives an insight into how the people of Glasgow lived from the 1750s to the late 20th century, while next door the Winter Gardens house exotic plants and a café. Red Road: Past, Present, Future Until Feb 2014. Glasgow’s iconic Red Road flats have been demolished to make room for a new skyline. The high-rise development’s residents look back over 50 years, tracing its impact on the city and their community through artwork and commentary.
■ POLLOK HOUSE 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 0844 493 2202, nts.org.uk/property/pollok-house Daily 10am–5pm (last entry 4.30pm). £6.50 (£5; family £11.50–£16.50). Set within Pollok Country Park, this 18th-century house holds one of the best collections of Spanish art in the UK, as well as traditional Edwardian furniture and decoration.
■ PROVAND’S LORDSHIP 3 Castle Street, 276 1625, glasgowlife. org.uk/museums Tue–Thu & Sat 10am–5pm; Fri & Sun 11am–5pm; closed Mon. Free. The oldest house in Glasgow, and one of only four surviving medieval buildings. Restored to its 17th- century finest, there is also a medicinal garden with the intriguing Tontine Faces stone masks.
Hadid. The recently acquired South African locomotive is the
largest exhibit in the Glasgow Museums’ collection.
■ SCOTLAND STREET SCHOOL MUSEUM 225 Scotland Street, 287 0500, glasgowlife.org.uk/museums Tue–Thu & Sat 10am–5pm; Fri & Sun 11am–5pm; closed Mon. Free. Another wonderful building designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the museum details the history of the country’s education system from the time of Queen Victoria right through to the swinging 60s.
■ THE SCOTTISH FOOTBALL MUSEUM Hampden Park, 616 6139, scottishfootballmuseum.org.uk Mon–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun 11am–5pm. Stadium tour £7 (£3.50); museum entry £6 (£3); combined ticket £10 (£5). Located inside Scotland’s national football stadium
GREAT DAYS OUT
■ RIVERSIDE MUSEUM 100 Pointhouse Place, 287 2720, glasgowlife.org. uk/museums Mon–Thu & Sat 10am–5pm; Fri & Sun 11am–5pm. Free. A rebooted version of the Transport Museum housed in a cutting edge piece of architecture by Zaha
GLASGOW YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL Various venues, Glasgow, Sun 2–Wed 12 Feb
You might not think it at first glance, but the Glasgow Youth Film Festival isn’t just for children and teens. Now in its sixth year, the ten-day event attracts audiences of all ages to see its showcase of films about young people. Aside from the movies, the festival’s young curators have also organised an imaginative mix of events, workshops and masterclasses. For a creative, behind-the-scenes look at the film industry, there’s the Movie Poster Design Workshop (Sat 8 Feb, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) and Zombie Make-Up Workshop (Tue 11 Feb, Platform), while Scotland Loves Anime returns for another mystery anime premiere, complete with a Cosplay Red Carpet Parade (Sun 9 Feb, GFT – see preview, page 64).
For those keen on learning their mise-en-scène from their tracking shot, GMAC Film Academy’s Reimagining Gregory’s Girl (Sun 9 Feb, GFT) has young filmmakers screening and discussing their reinterpretations of the cult Scottish film. There’s also the Pop-Up! Festival Panel (Sun 9 Feb, GMAC), where experts give advice on how to hold your very own film screening just about anywhere.
If television is more your thing, then How to Get Started in TV (Tue 11 Feb, Albany Centre) is a no-brainer, and those looking to be the next John Grierson should probably check out Documentary Skills with David Street (Sun 9 Feb, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland). There’s also a special talk from the cast and crew of E4’s My Mad Fat Diary (Fri 7 Feb, GFT, pictured above), including BAFTA-winner Sharon Rooney, and a Comedy Writing Masterclass (Wed 5 Feb, Albany Centre) with Burnistoun star Rab Florence, neither of which you’ll want to miss.
Finally, after the closing gala, German tragi-comedy I Feel Like Disco (Wed 12 Feb, GFT), there’s live music from local bands, including headliners Inuit (Wed 12 Feb, Scottish Youth Theatre), bringing this year’s festival to a suitably teenage angst-ridden end. (Nina Glencross)
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