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Top 6 Museums Glasgow

1. Riverside Museum

After opening its doors to the public in 2011, Glasgow’s Riverside Museum has received both a positive and negative response from critics, concerning its unusual architectural style. Intended as a symbol of modern Clyneside rising from the post-industrial wasteland that was once the shipyards, the zig-zag style building is 7,500 square metres in size and made completely out of metal and glass. Designed by the architect Zaha Hadid, the building won the European Museum of the Year award in 2013. So hop in your Easirent hire car and head to the Riverside Museum to see what all the fuss is about, if nothing else.

2. The Scottish Football Museum

Calling all football fans – the Scottish Football Museum is a collection of football paraphernalia and mementos dedicated to Scottish football. Scotland is a country that is immensely proud of its footballing history, and if you’re looking to learn all about it than you’ve come to the right place. Take the whole family along and discover the heritage of modern Scottish football.

3. The People’s Palace

Located in Calton, just a short drive in your Easirent hire car from our Glasgow city centre depot, The People’s Palace is made up of an ornate sandstone museum and a beautiful adjoining glasshouse. Dedicated to teaching the people all about the history of Glasgow, the People’s Palace utilises artefacts, prints, films, paintings and displays to teach visitors all about how Glaswegians lived their lives in days gone by.

4. Scotland Street School Museum

Transport yourself back in time to 19th century and immerse yourself in the educational system of the time. Fans of social history will find this experience especially interesting, and the building is a fine example of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s architecture. A brilliant example of the strict conditions of a 19th century classroom, this immersive historical experience is certainly unforgettable.

5. Provand’s Lordship

Dating back to 1471, Provand’s Lordship is a fine example of a late medieval building and is the oldest surviving building of its kind in Glasgow. Now a Grade A listed monument, Provand’s Lordship gives the perfect insight to what life was like during he reign of King James III. The house is perfectly preserved and is now kept as a museum for guests from all over the world. So make sure that you pay it a visit while you’re in Glasgow.

6. The Mackintosh House

The Mackintosh House is located just a short drive in your Easirent hire car from our Glasgow city centre depot and is a brilliant recreation of the interior of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh’s house. If you’re a fan of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, then this is the perfect place for you – immerse yourself in the heritage of the world famous architect and designer.