Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of Scotland’s most popular free attractions. It has been a favourite with Glasgow residents and visitors since it opened in 1901.

The museum has 22 themed galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects, brought together from across Glasgow Museums’ rich and varied collection, which is a Recognised Collection of National Significance. The displays are extensive and wide-ranging, including:

  • Dutch Old Masters and French Impressionists including one of the largest and finest collections of 17th century Dutch and Flemish art in the UK
  • Scottish Art including galleries dedicated to the Glasgow Boys and Scottish Colourists and the newly acquired Glasgow Fair’ by John Knox (1776/8-1845)
  • Salvador Dali’s Christ of St John of the Cross
  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style – a gallery dedicated to one of Glasgow’s style movement which was the UK’s contribution to Art Nouveau
  • Natural history including dinosaurs and other prehistoric mammals
  • Ancient Egypt – this collection is of national significance, featuring several objects of unique importance linked to historical figures
  • Scottish history and archaeology including a wealth of material relating to the early settlements across Scotland and life on St Kilda

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Other Local Events

The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Only a short walk from Mercure Glasgow City, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall is one of Scotland’s most prestigious venues and world renowned classical, jazz, pop, rock and folk artists take to its stages for nearly 250 performances each year.

SSE Hydro

SSE Hydro

The SSE Hydro officially opened in September 2013.This amazing venue is hosting over 100 unique shows and performances each year with over one million visitors. The SSE Hydro retains its position as one of the top arenas globally, ranking third in the Pollstar ‘Top 100 Worldwide Arena Venues’ list.

2019 brings some of the biggest names in music, including Take That, The Vamps, Olly Murs, Michael Buble, Westlife, Rita Ora, Little Mix, Kiss and Rod Stewart.

It’s only a four minute train journey from Glasgow Central (low level). Glasgow Central Station is a short walk from Mercure Glasgow City Hotel, making our hotel the perfect choice for your stay.

SEC – Scottish Event Campus

SEC – Scottish Event Campus

The SEC music highlights in 2019 are the Piano Guys and Il Divo. The SEC also holds various international conferences. Book a room with us, ready for your visit!

Glasgow Queen Street station and Glasgow Central Station are within short walking distance from Mercure Glasgow City. If you are attending an event, exhibition, show or concert at the SEC it’s only a four minute direct train journey from Glasgow Central Station (low level). Plan your journey here.

 

 

Hampden Park

Hampden Park

Hampden Park is Scotland’s National Stadium. Check the link for all forthcoming sporting events and concerts.

The highlights of 2019 include the Football EURO 2020 qualifiers with Scotland taking on Croatia, Russia, Belgium, San Marino and Kazakhstan.

In June, it’s time to get the party started with P!NK on her Beautiful Trauma World Tour.

The stadium is a five minute walk from Mount Florida Station and King’s Park Station. Trains to both stations run from Glasgow Central which is less than 10 minutes walk from the hotel.

 

TRNSMT Festival

TRNSMT Festival, 12th-14th July 2019

TRNSMT Festival brings a lineup of current artists spread over 3 days, with live acts on two different stages.

The extensive line up includes Stormzy, Years & Years, Mabel, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Bastille, Sigrid, George Ezra, Snow Patrol and Jess Glynne.

TRNSMT Festival is held on Glasgow Green, just a 15 minute walk from the hotel.

 

Emirates Arena

Emirates Arena

Get ready for all the sports action at the Emirates Arena including the Glasgow 2019 Athletics.

Take the 7 minute train ride from Glasgow Central Station to Dalmarnock Station.

Glasgow Central Station is only a short walk from Mercure Glasgow City Hotel, making our hotel the perfect choice for your stay.

The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, Glasgow

The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel

The multi-award winning Riverside Museum is home to over 3,000 objects that detail Glasgow’s rich past from its days as maritime powerhouse to a glimpse into daily Glasgow life in the early to mid 20th Century.

Amongst the objects on display are everything from skateboards to locomotives, paintings to prams, velocipedes to voiturettes, vintage cars to a stormtrooper, there really is something to delight visitors of all ages.

There are regular guided tours of the museum. To find out more about them, see the Plan Your Visit page.

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Piping Life with the World Pipe Band Championships

Piping Life with the World Pipe Band Championships, 10th-18th August 2019

In August, the Glasgow International Piping Festival returns to Glagsow Green and will feature the World Pipe Band Championships, running for two days – 16th & 17th August.

Glasgow Green is only 15 minutes’ walk from the hotel. Rooms available, book with us today!