Posts Tagged ‘ Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ’

The Dippy Effect

Apr 24th, 2019 | By

Who would have thought that a skeleton of a prehistoric monster would be such a big visitor attraction?

Making the Glasgow Style

Mar 29th, 2019 | By

For just a short few decades, the group flourished but the style they created has remained popular ever since.

Attractions outside London

Mar 29th, 2019 | By
interior of the National Museum

Wednesday’s story about which attractions received the most visitors was very London-centric since the top ten venues are all in London. In Scotland, the National Museum of Scotland was the most visited attraction (11th place) outside London with a 3% increase and 2,227,773 visits. In 12th position was Edinburgh Castle with a 2% increase (2,111,578) – continuing to be the most visited paid for attraction in Scotland. The Scottish National Gallery (in 16th place) saw a 9% increase to 1,739,128. One Scottish attraction that has
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Transport and Art in Glasgow

Apr 17th, 2010 | By

This is the last weekend when you can visit the Museum of Transport in Glasgow. It closes at he end of tomorrow after 46 years sitting on the site of the old Coplawhill tramworks which closed in 1962. Now begins the task of transferring the exhibits to the new Riverside Museum which opens next Spring. All through this weekend there are plenty of activities and even trips on some of the classic buses of the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust.
Tomorrow, the final day, has been given a carnival atmosphere when there will music, dance and comedy alongside the exhibits. The events kick off at 11am on Sunday and runs till 4.30pm.

Britain’s Attractions in 2009

Mar 9th, 2010 | By

The figures for what we visited last year have been released by ALVA, the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions. Between their 42 members, they are responsible for nearly 1,600 different attractions. But not every attraction is a member and not every member provides figures so there could be more popular places around.
Last year more of us visited their attractions than ever before. The figures were up by nearly 11% over 2009 which may not be that surprising given that 2009 was a year when more of us holidayed at home.
Rather obviously, those that didn’t make an entry charge filled the top 5 positions with the British Museum being the leading attraction in the country with over 5.5 million visits.