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Free Things to Do in Glasgow

Free Things to Do in Glasgow
Written by Lottie

Are you looking for a fun day out in Glasgow that doesn’t cost a lot?
Here’s our handy guide with some super lovely spots!
From galleries, museums and lots more to do and see,
The best part is these activities are all completely free!

The Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery

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As one of the most visited free attractions in Scotland, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is sure to give you and your family a great day out. There are 22 state-of-the-art galleries with themes ranging from Scottish Art, Salvador Dali and French Impressionists to natural history, ancient Egypt and world cultures. There is so much to see and do that you’ll be spoilt for choice! Find out more.

Pollok Country Park


Bring the family to Glasgow’s largest park with over 361 acres to explore! There’s a children’s play area for them to let off steam and lots of beautiful plants and trees to be admired. You can take a walk through the Woodland Garden, see the Clydesdale Horses, make friends with the Highland cattle, walk along the river or enjoy a picnic at one of the many picnic sites. Find out more.

The Hunterian

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The Hunterian is Scotland’s oldest public museum, which was founded in 1807. It’s also home to one of the largest collections outside the National Museums and is one of the leading university museums in the UK and its collections have been Recognised as a Collection of National Significance! Find out more.

The Glasgow Botanical Gardens


The Glasgow Botanical Gardens are beautiful and make a great place to take the family for a walk. As you walk through the gardens, you’ll marvel at the gorgeous designs and plant collections. The restored Kibble Palace was designed by John Kibble and is a stunning sight. There’s an array of plant collections and even some tropical ponds. Find out more.

The Tallship at Riverside

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The beautiful Tallship is one of many that were originally built in Glasgow’s shipyards and is one of the few surviving today. Bring the family here to explore the refurbished interior that is now a museum. You can grab an audio guide which is a fun way to learn all about its history! There’s also a mini cinema and an under 5s play area in the cargo hold. This is such a great attraction you won’t believe that it’s free! Find out more.

Tollcross Children’s farm


Tollcross Children’s Farm is a wonderful place to take the kids for a couple of hours. You’ll see a random mix of adorable animals, including horses, peacocks, llamas, sheep, pigs and a pair of lovebirds. Learn all about the animal world, the life of insects and also see the story of Cock Robin in 3D! Find out more.

Riverside Museum

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The Riverside Museum houses some of the most amazing displays about transport! There’s plenty to see with its many displays from the past, present and future. There are over 3,000 objects in total for you to admire. The building was designed by the famous architect Zaha Hadid and is a wonder in its own right. Find out more.

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