Visitors to Glasgow may at first be overwhelmed by the variety of things to do and see here. There are many different attractions for tourists to choose from, whether they want to visit museums, learn more at the science center, or see the artwork of native Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
This city has a huge variety of museums, so you are sure to find a place that will be interesting to you. To learn all about the history of Glasgow and Scotland, you can visit places such as the People's Palace, which details daily life in Glasgow throughout history. It has items of interest for both children and adults, so it's a great family place. The Tall Ship at the harbour is a good place to go if you are interested in learning about the city's sailing history. You can tour a real, restored tall ship, the Glenlee, and learn all about it. The Tall Ship is a fun, educational experience for both children and adults.
If you are interested in art, there are quite a few museums with a variety of artistic offers. For contemporary art, stop by the Gallery of Modern Art. Here you will find a beautiful building which holds contemporary art from local people in Scotland as well as people of international fame from around the world. Another good option for contemporary art is the CCA, which has film, video, and sound art, as well as more traditional art forms.
Fans of Charles Rennie Mackintosh have several options while visiting this city. You can visit The Mackintosh House, where you can get a glimpse of the house that the artist lived and worked in. Also try to visit The Lighthouse, which was designed by Mackintosh, and the Glasgow School of Art, where he attended school. If you're a big fan and really want to see all of the important places relating to this artist, you can also get The Mackintosh Trail Ticket, which gives you entry to all of the attractions relating to him, as well as unlimited rides on the city buses for the day.
The Glasgow Science Centre is another great place to go for anyone interested in science, technology, or how the world works. They have over 300 exhibits and attractions at the science center, many of which are interactive or hands on. The science center also has an IMAX theatre, so you would be able to spend the whole day in this one building if you wanted to.