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Glasgow - Arts & Culture

On a Glasgow city break you'll be amazed by the staggering amount of arts and culture venues. The city is a treasure trove of museums and galleries as well as some fabulous performing arts venues. Below, you'll find the top ten arts and culture experiences to take in during your Glasgow city break.

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art
This unique museum explores the importance of religion in people's lives across the world and across time. Every major religion is represented with the aim of a more harmonious outlook on the world.

Hunterian Art Gallery
A vast array of subjects are exhibited in this unique set of museums spread across four diverse locations. Each museum showcases different collections including zoology and anatomy. .* Due to unforeseen work taking place there may be limited access to collections over the next few months.* Visit the Hunterian Art Gallery website.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
Kelvingrove is a very special museum. The building is stunning and thanks to a recent multi-million pound refurbishment, the art and artefacts are shown off to even fuller effect. A collection of some of the most important art and museum pieces in the country - including the famous Dali painting Christ of St John of the Cross - this is a place you simply have to visit.

The Burrell Collection
One man's stunning collection, preserved for the nation. From classical paintings to rare ceramics - and a wealth of other oddities - this collection has to be seen to be believed..

Gallery of Modern Art
Showcasing talent from Scotland and beyond, Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) has regular exhibitions from internationally renowned artists as well as up and coming young stars.

World Pipe Band Championships & Piping Live! 
8,000 pipes and drums, 200 bands, 1 world champion! Each year in August, Glasgow witnesses titanic battles between an international line-up of pipe bands challenging for the world championship. With Highland Dancing, Drum Major Competitions and European Highland Games, The Worlds is a day of vibrant colours, passionate music and intense competition. For more information go to World Pipe Band Championships wesbite.