Scotland: Glasgow’s Art Treasures featuring the Burrell Collection14th Jun 2024
Re-opened in March 2022 after an ambitious refurbishment, Glasgow’s Burrell Collection allows visitors for the first time to explore all three floors in the building, set out as galleries, visible stores and special exhibition spaces. This incredible collection holds treasures from all over the world, including 5,000 year-old porcelain from China, paintings by renowned French artists including Manet, Cézanne and Degas and medieval artefacts such as stained glass, armour and tapestries.
We will also take the opportunity to discover some of Glasgow’s other great art treasures, such as those housed within the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, where notable works of art from across Britain and Europe are featured alongside a diverse collection of exhibits. Nearby is the Hunterian, Scotland’s oldest public museum and home to over a million items, including some outstanding works of art.
Housed in a magnificent neo-classical building in the centre of Glasgow is the Gallery of Modern Art, a world class art museum which borrows and collects artworks from all around the world, while at Holmwood House we explore the classical elegance of Alexander ‘Greek’ Thompson’s finest domestic creation. Our tour concludes at the House for an Art Lover, built in the 1990s to a design by Charles Rennie Mackintosh from 1901.
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What to Expect
- Explore the newly refurbished Burrell Collection
- Visit Scotland’s oldest public museum
- Discover one delight after another at Kelvingrove
- See world class art (and a Glasgow icon) at the Gallery of Modern Art
- Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s design brought to life at the House for an Art Lover
|To be advised
|Aberdeen - Opposite Denburn Car Park behind library where Spa Street meets Skene Street
|Stonehaven - Market Square
|Forfar - Bus stop off the A90, near MacDonalds
|Dundee - Outside Discovery Point
|Perth - Broxden Park & Ride, A93
|Kinross - Moto Services on M90
|Dunfermline - Halbeath Park & Ride, Jct 3, M90
|Edinburgh - Outside Reception of the Delta by Marriott Hotel, Glasgow Road
|Glasgow - Bus stop on North Hanover Street, opposite Queen Street Station
** Please note that all timings are approximate and subject to change. Final timings and pick-up points will be confirmed with your joining instructions approximately 10 days prior to departure. **
Day by Day Itinerary
We depart from our designated pick-up points and travel to Glasgow, where we begin with a visit to the Gallery of Modern Art, housed in an impressive neo-classical building in Royal Exchange Square. It was originally built in 1778 as the townhouse of a wealthy merchant, later becoming first a bank and then the Royal Exchange. Since 1996 it has been home to the Gallery of Modern Art, which borrows, collects and displays contemporary artworks from around the world an ever-changing series of exhibits across its four galleries.
Outside the museum sits one of Glasgow’s iconic landmarks, the equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington, upon whose head there invariably sits a traffic cone, and there will be a photo opportunity here before we depart for our hotel, where dinner is served in the evening.