Art & Design Trips to Glasgow

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  • Secondary School

Key Highlights

  • Visit the highly impressive Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
  • Visit the Gallery of Modern Art
  • Visit to the Lighthouse, Scotland's Centre for Design and Architecture
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Housing one of Europe’s largest civic art collections, the city has a fantastic mix of world-class museums, galleries and award-winning visitor attractions, perfect for Art and Design school trips. Including visits to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and Riverside Museum, with many free to visit. Don't forget to take in some attractions and architecture created by iconic architect and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

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Day 1
Morning

Depart school and arrive in Glasgow late morning/midday

Afternoon

Visit the highly impressive Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum and enjoy a half day curriculum 'Critical Journey's workshop on your chosen theme

Evening

Enjoy an evening meal out at Hard Rock Café

Day 2
Morning

Visit the Gallery of Modern Art followed by a stop at the Lighthouse:Scotland's Centre for Design and Architecture

Afternoon

Spend some last minute free time after your museum visits in the city centre before departing on your coach back to school

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Educational Visits In Glasgow

Other Study Visits

  • Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA)
    GoMA collects and borrows work that highlights the interests, influences and working methods artists from around the world share with those from Glasgow. As the centre for Glasgow’s modern art collection, its changing displays are inspired by what the City owns. WST can pre-book one of the below educational workshops for school groups.
  • Workshop: Critical Journeys in Contemporary Art at GoMA
    The learners will produce their own research and ideas sketch book to reflect on back in class. All digital documentation will be put on a disc for the teachers to use.
  • Riverside Museum
    The multi-award winning Riverside Museum is home to over 3,000 objects that detail Glasgow’s rich past from its days as maritime powerhouse to a glimpse into daily Glasgow life in the early to mid 20th Century.
  • The Lighthouse, Scotland's Centre for Design and Architecture
    This visitor centre, exhibition space and events venue is situated in the heart of Glasgow, just off the Style Mile. The Lighthouse acts as a beacon for the creative industries in Scotland and promotes design and architecture through a vibrant programme of exhibitions and events. The Lighthouse was the first public commission completed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and is the perfect place consider his work
  • The People's Palace
    The People’s Palace, set in historic Glasgow Green, tells the story of the people and city of Glasgow from 1750 to the end of the 20th century.
  • St Mungo Museum
    The award-winning St Mungo Museum is a haven of tranquillity in a bustling city. This museum is named after Glasgow's patron saint, who brought the Christian faith to Scotland in the 6th century

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Other Cultural Visits

  • The Hunterian
    The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow is one of the world's leading university museums and galleries and one of Scotland's greatest cultural assets. Located in Glasgow's west end, The Hunterian first opened in 1807, making it Scotland's oldest public museum.

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