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Glasgow Museum Buildings : Architecture

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Glasgow Museum Buildings

We’ve selected the principal examples of Glasgow Museum Buildings, Strathclyde. We cover completed Glasgow museums and also new building designs throughout Strathclyde.

Featured Museum Buildings in Glasgow

Glasgow Transport Museum
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Riverside Museum Building Glasgow
photo © Keith Hunter

The Riverside Museum building is charcaterised by its irregular squiggle roofline, reminding us of the ripples on the River clyde but also of the sawtooth roof of the Govan shipyard across the river to the southwest. The curious thing though is that despite the riverside location and the city’s huge maritime heritage the building doesn’t have enough ships for me. Yes there is a lovely one outside, and there are some revolving on a circuit high up, but I would like to see more in the body of the kirk please!

The Burrell Museum
Design: Barry Gasson et al
Burrell Museum Glasgow
photo © Adrian Welch

This is Glasgow’s major attraction, located south west of the city. The Collection was amassed by wealthy industrialist Sir William Burrell – a ship owner and art collector – and gathered in his house in Northumbria, just over the border into England. This famous Glasgow museum building opened in 1983 and is in Pollok Country Park.

Key Museums in Glasgow:

House for an Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, south west Glasgow
Design: Charles Rennie Mackintosh
House for an Art Lover
photo © Adrian Welch

Charles Rennie Mackintosh building constructed in 1996 to his original plans in Bellahouston Park, close to the Burrell Museum. The building was designed in 1901 and resulted from a German competition design. Graham Roxburgh and architect Professor Andy Macmillan were instrumental in creating Rennie Mackintosh’s House.

Kelvingrove Gallery & Museum
Design: BDP – Building Design Partnership
Kelvingrove Museum Glasgow
photo : David Barbour / BDP

The most visited museum in the UK outside London. The building opened in 1901 and is Category ‘A’ listed. The sandstone building is a strong example of late Victorian architecture. A fantastic collection of art can be found in the galleries – including pieces by Botticelli, Rembrandt and Whistler.

Glasgow Museum of Religion, Castle Street / Cathedral Square
Design: Ian Begg (latterly né Begg Architects)
St Mungo Museum Glasgow
photo © Adrian Welch

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Featured Museum Buildings in Strathclyde:

National Museum of Rural Life, Kittochside, East Kilbride
Architect: Page & Park Architects
National Museum of Rural Life
image from Page & Park Architects

National Museum of Rural Life
An intriguing collection in a beguiling building. Most people will arrive at the National Museum of Rural Life by car no doubt, in which case they are greeted by a sombre barn-like facade with a simple bridge to the powerfrul entrance. The entry is guarded by huge symmetrical timber-boarded doors, and the bridge deals with the steep fall to the south. Materials inside are rustic in type and expression with two types of brick, dull grey concrete beams and purlins and timber block floors.

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