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Museum of Transport
Museum of Transport

Museum of Transport

Distance from Glasgow Prestwick Airport: 15.3mi / 24.6km

Kelvin Hall 1 Bunhouse Road , Glasgow , G3 8DP
+44 141 287 2720
Trams, buses, ships, circus caravans, bikes and automobiles – they’re all here to see in what is reputedly Britain’s best transport museum. As well as various well-preserved modes of transport, the museum also contains a recreated 1950s street, a whole room full of delicate models of Glasgow-built ships, an old-fashioned underground station and a small cinema showing short historical documentaries about life in Glasgow.

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

Distance from Glasgow Prestwick Airport: 33.4mi / 53.8km

2 Castle Street , Glasgow , G4 0RH
+44 141 553 2557
Castle Street contains a wealth of medieval attractions and the multi-faith St Mungo Museum is one of them. The museum chronicles the world’s major religions and when it was inaugurated it generated a good deal of controversy, no surprise in a city noted for its sectarian tendencies. It has fascinating sculptures, pictures and displays on religious practices and festivals such as the Mexican Day of the Dead, as well as interactive exhibits on the effects of religion on Glasgow life. Nevertheless the most notable exhibit is Dali’s awesome Christ of St John of the Cross.

Glasgow Science Centre

Distance from Glasgow Prestwick Airport: 31.3mi / 50.4km

50 Pacific Quay , Glasgow (Scotland)
+44 0141 420 5000
Glasgow’s Science Centre is located on the banks of the Clyde River across from the Exhibition and Convention Centre, which includes the modern looking building called the Armadillo. You can get there easily from the city centre by bus, subway, or taxi. It is open every day during the summer, but check if you want to go on Mondays because it is not always open on Monday during the rest of the year.
The Science Centre includes a number of venues, the Science Mall, an IMAX theatre, and the Glasgow tower. Admission varies depending on whether you want to go to one attraction or two or more.

Glasgow Cathedral
Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral

Distance from Glasgow Prestwick Airport: 33.6mi / 54.1km

Castle Street , Glasgow , G4 0RH
+44 141 552 6891
In 543 AD, Glasgow’s patron saint St Mungo founded this cathedral on the site of a Christian burial ground. It is Scotland’s oldest medieval church and now houses the Church of Scotland.
The first stone church on this site was established in 1136 by Bishop Achaius and King David I, but was destroyed by fire and rebuilt in 1197. The present building is in the Gothic ‘First Pointed’ style and dates from the 13th century. Bishop William de Bondington (1233-1258) supervised the initial work but the cathedral was not completed until 200 years later.
Approximately 550 years ago, Glasgow University was founded in the sacristy of the upper church, which also houses the nave and choir, while in the suitably solemn lower church you can visit the shrine of St Mungo.

People’s Palace and Winter Gardens

Distance from Glasgow Prestwick Airport: 33.6mi / 54.1km

Greendyke Street Glasgow Green , Glasgow (Scotland) , G1 5DB
+44 (141) 554 0223
Poised majestically on the fringes of Glasgow Green, the People’s Palace tells the colourful tales of the ordinary folk of Glasgow past. A monument to the daily hardship of life in industrial and wartime Glasgow, the somewhat ageing displays chart the varied fortunes and heritage of a richly cultured working class city.
Whilst the visuals are in part looking a little tired, the informative style of presentation is sure to capture the interest of all ages.
Adjoining the Palace are the small but attractive Winter Gardens with an excellent cafe suitably located amidst the botanic wonders.
However, the real piece de resistance is the Doulton Fountain which stands proudly over the newly landscaped entrance. This working terracotta fountain is unique and the only surviving example of its type in the world.

Pollok House

Distance from Glasgow Prestwick Airport: 28.6mi / 46km

Pollok Country Park 2060 Pollokshaws Road , Glasgow , G43 1AT
+44 141 616 6410
Set in the attractive Pollok Country Park, this 18th century Palladian mansion houses the Stirling Maxwell collection of paintings. Sixteenth and 17th century art by El Greco, Signorelli, Murillo, William Blake and Goya hang in the museum, whilst 18th and 19th century artefacts and furniture can also be viewed. Afterwards, you can wander around the beautifully tended gardens, enjoy a snack in the restaurant and browse in the gift shop.

Provand’s Lordship

Distance from Glasgow Prestwick Airport: 33.4mi / 53.8km

3 Castle Street , Glasgow , G4 0RH
+44 141 552 8819
Situated adjacent to Glasgow Cathedral is Provand’s Lordship, the oldest surviving medieval house in Glasgow. Built in 1471 as the manse for the St Nicholas Hospital, the house is believed to have been used by Mary, Queen of Scots in 1566 during a visit to Glasgow to see Lord Darnley. Its name derives from the 19th century, when it was occupied by the Lord of Provand. These days, it operates as a museum and houses a collection of medieval furniture and artefacts spread over three floors. At the rear is a tranquil medieval herb garden which is accessible to wheelchair users.