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Some of the Free Entry places in GLASGOW & AYRSHIRE that you can visit without paying for a ticket – all you need is the knowledge

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The Burrell Collection
Pollok Country Park,
2060 Pollokshaws Road,
Glasgow, G43 1AT

Sir William Burrell and his wife, Constance, Lady Burrell, gifted his collection of over 9,000 works of art to Glasgow, the city acquired one of the greatest collections.

Open: Mon to Thur and Sat 10.00 - 17.00 / Fri and Sun 11.00 - 17.00

Admission is Free!

Tel: 0141 287 2550
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E-mail: museums@glasgowlife.org.uk


Fossil Grove
Victoria Park, Glasgow,
G14 1BN

An ancient forest, around 330 million years old. Scottish National Heritage has designated the grove a site of Special Scientific Interest. These fossilised tree stumps were discovered in 1887 when an old quarry was being landscaped
Admission is Free!

Tel: 0141 287 2000
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Gallery Of Modern Art
Royal Exchange Square,
Glasgow, G1 3AH

The second most visited contemporary art gallery outside London
Admission is Free!

Tel: 0141 229 1996
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Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, 200 Woodhead Road, South Nitshill Industrial Estate,
Glasgow G53 7NN

Free Kids Things & Stuff To Do in Glasgow.Daily Tours - Join a whistlestop tour of highlights across the collections - a great introduction for the first time visitor!

Themed Tours - Our regular themed tours focus on particular areas of the collections, including art and human history.

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre is Free to visit - but please book in advance

Open: Tue to Thur and Sat 10.00 - 17.00, Fri and Sun 11.00 - 17.00

Family Tours - Join a tour especially for families with children -part of the monthly Family Friendly Sun.

E-mail: gmrcbookings@glasgowlife.org.uk

Tel: 0141 276 9300



Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Argyle Street, Glasgow,G3 8AG

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is Scotland's most visited Free attraction.

Kelvingrove has 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects.

The collections are extensive, wide-ranging and internationally-significant. They include: natural history, arms and armour, art from many art movements and periods of history, and much more.

They even have a real Spitfire!

Kelvingrove welcomes families with children, and its displays have been designed with children in mind. There are lots of interactives throughout the museum that will appeal to younger audiences.

The RBS Exhibition Gallery and the community exhibition space both have a running programme of temporary exhibitions and displays.

Admission is Free!

Please note that some temporary exhibitions are subject to an entry fee.

Tel: 0141 287 2699

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E-mail: museums@glasgowlife.org.uk


Martyrs' School, Parson Street,
Glasgow, G4 0PX

Tel: 0141 271 8301

While not a museum as such, much of this magnificent example of Mackintosh's early work is open to the public, while other parts are now used as offices for Glasgow Museums staff. Inside the building you can admire the fine tile work and spectacular roof trusses. The iron work of the balconies is particularly fine. The exterior is distinguished by the balance of the walls and windows, and the detailing of the red sandstone.

Please note: Martyrs' School is now open by appointment only.
Admission is Free!

To book a visit, please contact St Mungo Museum
Tel: 0141 553 2557.
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McLellan Galleries
270 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3EH

Admission is Free!

Tel: 0141 565 4137

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Museum of Transport - Riverside Museum
100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, G3 8RS

The Museum of Transport is CLOSED. The Riverside Museum, Glasgow's new museum of transport and travel, opens on 21 June 2011.

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Tel: 0141 287 2720

Web: www.glasgowmuseums.com


Paisley Abbey
Abbey Close, Paisley,
Nr Glasgow, PA1 1JG

Founded in 1163 as a Monastery of the Cluniac Order.

Mon - Sat 10.00 - 1530 & Sun services

Admission is Free!

Tel: 0141 889 7654
Fax: 0141 887 3929
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Paisley Museum and Art Galleries
High Street, Paisley
Nr Glasgow, PA1 2BA

The best collection of Paisley Shawls in the world, a selection of which are always on display. The first municipally funded Museum in Scotland. The 1871 building is a fine example of Victorian architecture.

Open Tues to Sat 1000 to 1700
Sun 1400 to 1700
Public Holidays 1000 to 1700

Admission is Free!

Tel: 01418 893 151
Fax: 01418 899 240
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Also responsible for:
Coats Observatory
Renfrew Community Museum
Lochwinnoch Community Museum



People's Palace and Winter Gardens
Glasgow - Glasgow Green, Glasgow G40 1AT

Free Fun Things To Do - GlasgowThe People’s Palace, set in historic Glasgow Green, tells the story of the people and city of Glasgow from 1750 to the end of the 20th century.

Explore the city’s social history through a wealth of historic artefacts, paintings, prints and photographs, film and interactive computer displays. Get a wonderful insight into how Glaswegians lived, worked and played in years gone by.

In the adjacent Winter Gardens you can wander among the exotic palms and plants or enjoy a coffee or lunch at the café. Outside, you can admire the restored Doulton Fountain and relax in the attractive surroundings of Glasgow Green, the oldest public space in Glasgow.

Admission is Free!

Open: Mon CLOSED, Tue to Thur and Sat 10.00 - 17.00 / Fri and Sun 11.00 - 17.00

The Winter Gardens is open 10.00 - 17.00 daily

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Tel: 0141 276 0788

E-mail: museums@glasgowlife.org.uk


Pollok House
GLASGOW

Admission is Free!

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Provand's Lordship
GLASGOW

Admission is Free!

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Scotland Street School Museum
GLASGOW

Admission is Free!

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St Mungo Museum Of Religious Life And Art, 2 Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH

St Mungo Museum Of Religious Life And Art galleries are full of displays, artefacts and stunning works of art. They explore the importance of religion in peoples’ lives across the world and across time.

The venue aims to promote understanding and respect between people of different faiths and of none, and offers something for everyone.

You can find out more about some of the world’s major religions, and the story of religion in the west of Scotland. Or you can relax in the museum café, which opens out into the first Zen garden in Britain.

St Mungo's Free exhibition is thought-provoking and upllifting.

Open: Mon CLOSED, Tue to Thur and Sat 10.00 - 17.00 / Fri and Sun 11.00 - 17.00

Admission is Free!

Tel: 0141 276 1625

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E-mail: museums@glasgowlife.org.uk



The attractions, museums, galleries are listed by region

Every effort has been made to make sure that the information contained in this Directory is accurate. Do be aware, however, that conditions can change at short notice and that telephone numbers and personalities may change also.



Below this line, in the grey area, we are adding alternative days out to the Free listings that DoFreeStuff is renowned for. This is to help you plan your family days out. The attractions listed below make a charge for admission!


 

Collins Gallery
Uni of Strathclyde, 22 Richmond Street, Glasgow, G1 1XQ
Tel: 0141 548 2558, Send Email


The Hill House
Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh, Glasgow, G84 9AJ
Tel: 01436 673 900, Visit Website


Holmwood House
61-63 Netherlee, Cathcart, Glasgow, G44 3YG
Tel: 0141 637 2129, Visit Website


House for an Art Lover
Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow, G41 5BW
Tel: 0141 353 4770,
Visit Website


Hutchesons' Hall
158 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 1EJ
Tel: 0141 552 8391,
Visit Website


Museum of Scottish Country Life
Wester Kittochside, Philipshill Road, East Kilbride, Glasgow, G76 9HR
Tel: 01355 224 181,
Visit Website


Pollok House
Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road,
Glasgow, G43 1AT
Tel: 0141 616 6410,
Visit Website


Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour
100 Stobcross Road, Glasgow, G3 8QQ
Tel: 0141 339 0631


The Tenement House
145 Buccleuch Street, Garnethill,
Glasgow, G3 6QN
Tel: 0141 333 0183,
Visit Website


Weavers Cottage
The Cross, Kilbarchan, Glasgow, PA10 2JG
Tel: 01505 705 588,
Visit Website


Bachelor's Club
Sandgate Street, Tarbolton, Ayrshire & Arran, KA5 5RB
Tel: 01292 541 940,
Visit Website


Blairquhan Castle
Estate Office, Maybole,
Ayrshire & Arran, KA19 7LZ
Tel: 01655 770 239, Send Email


Brodick Castle Gardens and Country Park
Brodick, Ayrshire & Arran, KA27 8HY
Tel: 01770 302 202, Send
Email


Culzean Castle & Country Park
Maybole, Ayrshire & Arran, KA17 8LE
Tel: 01655 884 455, Visit Website


Isle of Arran Distillery
Lochranza, Arran, Ayrshire & Arran, KA27 8HJ
Tel: 01770 830 264, Send
Email


Kelburn Castle and Country Centre
Kelburn Estate, Fairlie,
Ayrshire & Arran, KA29 0BE
Tel: 0475 568 685,
Visit Website


Scottish Maritime Museum
Harbourside, Irvine, Ayrshire & Arran, KA12 8QE
Tel: 01294 278 283, Send
Email


Souter Johnnie's Cottage
Main Road, Kirkoswald,
Ayrshire & Arran, KA19 8HY
Tel: 01655 760 603, Visit Website


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Every effort has been made to make sure that the information contained in this Directory is accurate. Do be aware, however, that conditions of entry etc. can change at short notice and that telephone numbers and personalities may change also. We are very grateful to all who have contributed listings, who have provided details and additional images for use on www.DoFreeStuff.com. No responsibility can be accepted for errors. Please advise us of any corrections to be incorporated in the next update.

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