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1. Visit the Gallery of Modern Art
One of the best museums in Glasgow is the Gallery of Modern Art. Go here for artworks by both local as well as international artists. You can find here temporary exhibitions, so every time you are in Glasgow there will be something new. And best of all, just like all other museums in Glasgow, you can visit for free.
2. Do a free walking tour
What is a better way to explore a city than with a local showing you around? Do a free walking tour! During the tour you can learn a lot about the history, culture and architecture of the city. A walk I would recommend can be found here. They have trips every day of the year.
3. See the People's Palace and Winter Gardens
Here you can learn about the story of Glasgow and its people during a period of more than 250 years. There are many items on display here, including paintings, prints, and historic objects. But not only the museum is amazing, also the garden surrounding the museum is awesome!
4. Go to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
No trip to Glasgow is complete without visiting Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. It is one of Scotland's most popular sights. You can find all kinds of objects in its collection, ranging from paintings by old masters to sculptures to old eqyptian artifacts. Since there is really a lot to see here, it's one of the best free things to do in Glasgow!
5. Relax at Pollok Country Park
Wanting to relax a bit? Then head to the Pollok Country Park. It is one of the best parks there and a perfect place to hike, go for a run, or just sit down.
6. See the cathedral
The Cathedral of Glasgow can be visited for free. It is the oldest building in Glasgow and the oldest cathedral in Scotland. Also, the University of Glasgow was founded here in the year 1451. Furthermore, the history that is connected with the cathedral is worth visiting it in itself, but also the cathedral is very special.
7. Go to the botanical gardens
Want to see nature while in the city? Then go to the Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Here you find a large range of different types of plants, herbs and other flora. The botanical gardens are just a perfect place to stroll through.
8. See the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery
Here, at the Hunterian Museum you can find all kinds of objects. Objects you can find here include paintings by old masters, objects from ancient Egypt, coins and medals, many insects, sculptures, and much more.
9. Go to a free festival
Once every year, you can enjoy the East End Free Festival for free! You find here music, live performances, and comedy. Although it is free, you will need a ticket, so make sure to get one beforehand!
10. Go to the Riverside Museum
At the Riverside Museum you find a a museum dedicated to transport. You find here all kinds of objects relating to transport, including locomotives, cars, skateboards, and much more. Moreover, like all museums in Scotland, you can visit for free!
11. Stroll through Klevingrove Park
Another great park to stroll through is Klevingrove Park. Go here after or before visiting the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum as the museum is located here.
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