Glasgow Science Centre

LOCATION

GLASGOW, GLASGOW

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Our View

The centre is home to many entertaining and exciting attractions and contains hundreds of interactive exhibits over 2 acres of science floors. Highlights include the Planetarium and the 127 metre Glasgow Tower, a remarkable free-standing structure that gives breathtaking views of the city (check availability before visiting). GSC presents the world of science, technology, engineering and maths in new and exciting ways.

Glasgow Science Centre
50 Pacific Quay, GLASGOW, G51 1EA

Features

Children
  • Suitable for children of all ages
Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Fully accessible
  • Facilities: Induction loops, limited supply of wheelchairs for use on site
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, Apr-29 Oct, daily 10-5; 30 Oct-Mar, Wed-Fri 10-3, Sat-Sun 10-5. Closed 20 Sep

About the area

Discover Glasgow

Scotland’s biggest city is also arguably its youngest. Glasgow may have been founded some 1,500 years ago, but most of what you see today is much more recent. The nightlife is legendary, ranging from a lively clubbing scene to Scottish traditional music in lively bars and pubs. The city claims to be Scotland’s sporting capital, a claim which was reinforced when it was chosen to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Football is as much a local obsession as anywhere in Scotland, with all clubs maintaining a keen rivalry.

Glasgow can claim to be one of Scotland’s most ethnically diverse cities, and it has been since the 19th century. Glasgow’s industrial boom created huge demand for labour at a time when both the Scottish Highlands and Ireland were suffering extreme poverty and even famine, so tens of thousands of people migrated to work in Glasgow’s mills and shipyards. The city also had a sizeable Jewish community, and in the late 19th century, large numbers of Italians migrated to the city. About a century later, Glasgow attracted migrants from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, and as a result you’ll find some of the best Asian food in Scotland here.

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