Glasgow is Scotland’s cultural powerhouse and is home to more than 20 world-class museums and art galleries; and is proud to have Europe’s largest civic arts collection with works by Van Gogh, Degas and Monet all available to view free-of-charge in venues around the city.
Click here to download a guide to Glasgow's museums.
City of Innovation
In the UK, Glasgow has the largest academic community outside London, with world leading research in life sciences, engineering, science and technology.
With the largest medical physics research division in the world, Europe’s largest hospital (the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital) and the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre (BWoSCC), the UK’s most advanced NHS cancer centre, Glasgow offers an ideal location for meetings in the field of medical research.
The majority of the city's stores can be found in the city centre in a square mile around Buchanan Street, a pedestrian boulevard lined with architectural gems, busking bagpipers and stores such as Russell & Bromley, Diesel, Bench and Zara. Details of the shops can be found here.
Shops in the city centre are generally open Monday to Friday until at least 7pm and from 10am until 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Late night shopping is on Thursdays, with many stores open until 8pm.