At these galleries you will see works from artists such as Van Gough, Picasso and Henry Raeburn. There is also the Museum on the Mound in Edinburgh’s city. The museum takes a fresh look at the technology, crime, trade and security behind money.
Glasgow is home to many museums and art galleries, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum being Scotland’s most popular free visitor attraction. It displays an astonishing 8,000 objects and has 22 themed state of the art galleries. Sir Roger the stuffed Asian elephant is one of Kelvingrove’s oldest and best loved exhibits.
One of the newest additions to Glasgow’s museum scene is The Riverside Museum, Scotland’s Museum of Transport and Travel. You can see over 3,000 exhibits and also take a walk down a recreated Glasgow street from 1895 to 1930.
In Glasgow’s Pollock Park area, you will discover The Burrell Collection. It ranges exhibits from work by major artists such a Degas and Rodin to important examples of late medieval Chinese and Islamic art, as well as artefacts from ancient civilisation and much more.
Glasgow is also home to The Glasgow School of Art which is Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s living legacy. Tours can be taken around the artist and architects former school.
The Mitchell library in Glasgow is one of the largest public reference libraries in Europe and is home to over one and a half million titles including works by and about the Scots poet and author Robert Burns.
In Perth you will discover one of the oldest museums in the UK and is home to over half a million exhibits of national interest and also houses work ranging from Warhol to Beatrix Potter.
The Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum covers five main attractions throughout the city including Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen Maritime Museum, The Tollbooth Museum, Cowdray Hall and Provost Skene’s House. Across there you can discover fine art, archaeology, maritime history, science technology and industry.
The McManus houses in Dundee presents an impressive collection of art. The McManus has been at the heart of art and culture in the city since opening in 1867 and voted Dundee’s best loved building in 2000.
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