Glasgow Museums launch new travel trade packages for 2024

Glasgow Museums Travel Trade Packages 2023

Glasgow Museums have launched a series of exclusive travel trade packages for 2024, which include Kelvingrove, The Burrell Collection and Riverside Museums.

The Burrell Collection

The Burrell Collection

The world-renowned Burrell Collection in Glasgow opened its doors to the public in 1983. Located in lush green landscape of Pollok Country Park, this unique collection of art and antiques contains thousands of objects collected over a lifetime by Sir William Burrell. This private collection, donated to the city of Glasgow in 1944, includes medieval and Renaissance art, Chinese ceramics, and ancient artefacts. The Burrell Collection is also home to an extensive library and archive of rare books and manuscripts from across the globe. Named after its founder, Sir William Burrell, the collection has grown over the years providing visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to explore and appreciate the diverse beauty of art and culture.

The museum is offering a series of guided tours, including specialist and VIP curator insights tours, allowing visitors to discover the secrets of the Burrell Collection, tour the collection stores and walk amongst the stacks of paintings, furniture, stained glass, and large Chinese ceramics normally hidden from view. Guests are welcome to stay on and peruse the public galleries at their own pace.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

The architecture of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a landmark within Glasgow’s west end. Opened in 1901, the museum boasts 22 galleries and is a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike. From art to animals, Ancient Egypt to Charles Rennie Mackintosh, there is something for everyone. The rich array of artwork on display is one of the finest collections in Europe ranging from classic European art to contemporary Scottish works. Guests will marvel at the varied selection of artefacts from around the world, including Egyptian mummies, armour and weapons, Asian and African artefacts, natural history specimens and so much more.

Guests start their guided tour through some of the 22 galleries with the museum’s must-see objects front and centre. The knowledgeable guides will offer insights into the building, and its architecture and touch on some of the details of the iconic pieces and collections. Guests will have the opportunity to journey back to the Art Nouveau era and experience the Charles Rennie Mackintosh tearoom interior, witness the birth of modernism in Scottish paintings with works by the Glasgow Boys, see the French-influenced Scottish Colourists and marvel at the works of the surrealist painter Salvador Dali.

Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum

The award-winning Riverside Museum sits on the banks of the River Clyde in Glasgow. Housed in a purpose-built, modern structure designed by acclaimed architect Dame Zaha Hadid, the museum celebrates the history of transport and travel. The 3,000-strong collection reflects the important part Glasgow has played worldwide through its contributions to heavy industries like shipbuilding, train manufacturing and engineering. Visitors can explore the interactive exhibits, travel down a Victorian cobbled street, see a wide range of artefacts, from trains and trams to rare vintage cars, classic motorcycles, 18th-century boats hewn from tree trunks to a diverse collection of model ships.

Guests will have the opportunity to learn about Glasgow’s remarkable history as witnessed through a variety of modes of transport. This tour highlights the gems visitors won’t want to miss, be it the huge South African steam locomotive or the ‘Wall of Cars’ or even the horse-drawn tram. Glasgow has a proud history of producing ships, trains and contributing to engineering projects worldwide.

Click here to learn more about the travel trade packages for 2024.