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Visiting Glasgow this weekend

Visiting Glasgow this weekend but didn't realise Museums etc are shut !! Not really a shopper - so after advice for places to visit instead
Thanks Neil

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The Climate Conference ends tomorrow, Friday, the 12th in Glasgow. I don't know if that will affect your plans at all (unless you're there because of it!)

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It does, but many of the Museum attractions don't re-open until Monday

Cheers Neil

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It appears (from a glance at the museum's website) that the Hunterian is open.

I enjoyed tracking down Glasgow's Charles Rennie Mackintosh buildings. The Glasgow School of Art remains closed following two absolutely disastrous fires, but the House for an Art Lover is open; check here for hours: There seem to be special events scheduled for Friday and Saturday afternoon, so it's only open in the morning on those days.

Alternatively, you could hop on a train to Helensburgh and see the Hill House. I believe there are two train stations in Helensburgh. It's worth checking Google Maps to see which is closest to the Hill House; even so, there will be a bit of a walk. I don't know whether there are city buses.

The Botanic Garden in Glasgow is supposed to be nice. I walked past it but didn't have time to go inside. Weather-dependent for normal human beings, I'd say.

The Glasgow Necropolis was an interesting place to wander on a day with nice weather. It's up on a hill, so I guess it could be sort of miserable on a cold, wet, windy day.

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Is the Cathedral open? what about Provend's Lordship across the road. I can't find any mention of temporary closure because of COP26.