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Glasgow is a cultural beacon, with the creative community inspiring and exhibiting works of art, educating others in craft skills, and listening to the spoken word, be it song, poem, lecture, or laughter.




Vast collection in country park setting

Often features new and exciting graduates' work

Innovate studio that promotes pioneering work

Modern masterpieces houses in iconic building

New venue for cross-artform exhibitions

Gallery for artists, architects and craftmakers

Scotland's oldest museum with vast collection

Extensive collections spread over 22 galleries

Scotland's Centre for Design & Architecture

Offers diverse and dynamic works in East End

Georgian tenement block home to many artists

Its immense space caters to large installations

Promotes the history of the bagpipe

Social history museum and exotic gardens

Showcasing vintage interactive public transport

Museum devoted to religious life and art

Museum of education in Mackintosh building

Promotes Scotland proud footballing past

Multi-discipline arts facility and exhibition space

Various creative organisations under one roof

Moving image arts exhibition space

Basement level gallery with themed exhibitions

Drama workshops and summer allotment outreach programs

Offers a number of paper craft and fabric workshops

Tango and Street Fit classes, and Acro-Contemporary workshops

Offer a wide variety of leisure courses in all disciplines of art

East End art studios with life drawing classes

Café with occasional drawing and painting classes

Drawing, painting and craft classes along with flower arranging

Periodically offers up belly dancing classes

A host of music, performance and craft classes available

Learn the skills behind making puppets and masks

Acting and dance training for ages 3 through to 25

Creative movement classes and Parkour drop in sessions

Experts in Astronomy give one lecture per month, usually on the third Thursday

Host a number of book and poetry readings throughout the year

Occasionally holds a poetry evening for amateur poets

Offer a number of public lectures in the Boyd Orr Building of the University of Glasgow

Friday Lecture Series by major figures within contemporary art, design, and architecture

Wide-ranging programme of events including book groups, author talks and exhibitions

Public lecture series on a wide variety of subjects including Human Rights, Politics and Business

Glasgow’s two branches offer author discussions, readings and book signings

Dedicated to promoting experimental modern art

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If you know of a venue that is not on our list, please send us a message with the details.

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Social history museum and exotic gardens

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