list.co.uk/aroundtown MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS
Museums and attractions are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. GLASGOW
■ 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 artefacts. 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–6pm; tea room 10am–4.15pm. 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.
■ 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 164 Renfrew Street, 566 1472, gsa.ac.uk/ visit-gsa/gsa-shop Interpretation space & shop open daily 9.45am–5.15pm and building tours depart 10am–4.30pm. 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, glasgowsciencecentre.org Daily 10am–5pm. £10.50 (£8.50; 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 Until Sun 15 Jun. £5 (£3). A major new exhibition looking at Scottish gold and gold mining, bringing together gold nuggets and artifacts, 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;
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GLASGOW SCIENCE FESTIVAL
We select the standout events at this year’s festival. 1. Game For Debate These three debates will investigate sub- jects on the intersection of sport and science: Is Elite Sport Good for You? (Thu 5 Jun); Why Are Different Nations Good at Sports? (Mon 9 Jun); and Why Are We a Nation of Couch Potatoes? (Wed 11 Jun). Sir Charles Wilson Build- ing, University of Glasgow.
2. Zombie Science: Brain of the Dead Not entirely serious but grounded in proper science, this pub-based talk from the Zombie Institute for Theoretical Studies will take you inside the brain of the undead. Admiral Bar, Thu 5 Jun. 3. Hangover Hypothesis Bring your hangover along to find out what science says is the best and most effective hair of the dog. A bloody mary and a full cooked breakfast are included in the price of a ticket. DRAM!, Sat 7 Jun.
4. Jaws Discover the science behind the film with this screening of the Spielberg classic and a Q&A afterwards with three marine biologists from the University of Glasgow. Glasgow Film Theatre, Tue 10 Jun. 5. The Ugly Animal Preser- vation Society Laugh at na- ture’s least fortunate beasts, with a night of comedy and blobfishes which will make you glad you weren’t born on the ocean floor. Stand Comedy Club, Sun 8 Jun. (David Pollock) ■ Glasgow Science Festival, various venues, Glasgow, Thu 5– Sun 15 Jun.
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STREETLAND FESTIVAL 2014 Glasgow-based arts organisation Streetland hosts its annual Streetland Festival in June. With the aim of bringing the Govanhill community together in a creative atmosphere centred on their own streets and communal spaces, the festival features a range of entertainment, performances and activities. Music, poetry, sculpture, art and installations all take over the streets of Govanhill, along with history walks and a celebration of the arrival of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in the city. (James Howe) ■ Govanhill, Glasgow, Sat 7 Jun.
medieval buildings. Restored to its 17th century finest, there is also a medicinal garden with the intriguing Tontine Faces stone masks. ■ 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 Hadid. The recently acquired South African locomotive is the largest exhibit in the Glasgow Museums’ collection. Adventurers Until Mar 2015. See and learn about the machines that have been the choice mode of transport for rebels, hellraisers and anyone wanting to annoy their mother.
■ 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
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. How Glasgow Flourished, 1714– 1837 Until Sun 17 Aug. Major exhibition looking at the rise of Glasgow up to the beginning of Victoria’s reign, growing from a provincial town to one of the great industrial and commercial hubs of the British Empire. ■ 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.
■ 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