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There are art galleries and museums dotted throughout Glasgow. Some of them are small, private collections, while others are large, and host some of the UK's more famous works. The main advantage of visiting these places in Glasgow is that you will find most of them do not require an admission fee. They are, of course, happy to try and sell you merchandise to make up for this, and occasionally have third party exhibits, which will require an admission fee. Again, only a select few have been mentioned in this page, and there are many other places to see.

The Burrell Collection - Located in beautiful Pollock Park in the southside of the city, this small collection is on display to the public throughout the year. It hosts the works that William Burrell collected throughout his travels to the East, Egypt, etc. and has some unusual pieces on display. Admission is free. Tel:(0141) 649 7151

Pollock House - Again located in Pollock Park, this victorian house, belonging to the Maxwell family, displays works of art from the families collection and includes many paintings of spanish vessels. Admission is free during the winter months. Tel:(0141)616 6410

Glasgow art gallery & Museum - This huge building, located in Kelvingrove, has a variety of exhibits. The natural history of Scotland is on display, as well as some fine examples of historic armour and weaponry. There are also some magnificent paintings on display, and many interactive displays to keep the kids entertained. Admission is free. Tel:(0141) 287 2699.

Museum of transport - A great place for kids of all ages, the museum of transport, located in Kelvinhall, provides a glimpse into the history of all types of transportation. There a variety of exhibits, and also a 1930's themed area with shop fronts, streets, and cars from the era. Free Admission. Tel:(0141)287 2720

People's palace - named for the working class folk of the city, this museum, which can be found in Glasgow green, recounts the lives and history of the residents of Glasgow. There are exhibits showing everything from cartoons to film which help gain a better perspective of the city's past and the people that made it the city it has become. Free Admission. Tel:(0141)554 0223.

Modern art gallery - Glasgow's newest exhibit, the modern art gallery, located on Queen St.,hosts works of art by still living artists. Everything from sculpture to painting can be seen here, and there are also live stage shows featuring dance and music quite often. Admission is free. Tel:(0141) 229 1996.

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