Fodor's Expert Review Glasgow Science Centre

The Clyde Museum/Gallery

Fun and engaging, this museum for children has three floors packed with games, experiments, and hands-on machines from pendulums to small-scale whirlpools, soundscapes to optical illusions. Its space-age home on the south side of the Clyde has a whole wall of glass looking out on to the river. The BodyWorks exhibition explores every aspect of our physical selves—try and reconstruct a brain. There are daily events and science shows, a lovely play area for under-sevens, a planetarium, an IMAX theater, and the spectacular Glasgow Tower, 400 feet high, from which to survey the whole city from the river to the surrounding hills. Always inquire whether the tower is open—even moderate winds will close it down. Admission is expensive, but the tower and planetarium cost less if you buy all the tickets at the same time.

Museum/Gallery Observatory/Planetarium Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook Family

Quick Facts

50 Pacific Quay
Glasgow, Glasgow City  G51 1EA, Scotland


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: £10.50, planetarium extra £2.50, tower extra £3.50; tower only £6.50, Closed Mon., Tues., and Thurs. Nov.–Mar.

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