School Trips & Tours to Glasgow

School Trips & Tours to Glasgow

With Glasgow being the largest city in Scotland, there is always plenty going on to build your school visit around. Housing one of Europe’s largest civic art collections, the city has a fantastic mix of world-class museums, galleries and award-winning visitor attractions. School trips to Glasgow wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and many of the galleries in the city are free to visit. Plus, don't forget to take in the iconic architecture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh during your tour.

We offer the following fascinating school trips to Glasgow:

 

Top Attractions

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

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Dating back to 1901, Kelvingrove Art Gallery is one of Europe's great art collections and a favourite destination for art and design students. The gallery is amongst the top three free-to-enter visitor attractions in Scotland, and one of the most visited museums in the United Kingdom outside of London. Pupils can explore the 22 galleries on offer, featuring everything from impressive artworks to artefacts from Ancient Egypt.

We also offer two engaging workshops at the gallery for students on school trips to Glasgow: Practical Art and Design and Critical Journeys in Art. Both allow students to develop their artistic skills and practise analysing techniques, processes and concepts.

Riverside Museum

Glasgow’s widely acclaimed transport institution, the Riverside Museum houses over 3,000 objects for your pupils to examine. With exhibits including everything from skateboards and cars to paintings, there are plenty of interactive displays to grab your students’ attention. This fascinating collection gives pupils a unique insight into what life was like in Glasgow in the mid-20th century.

Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA)

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Located in the heart of Glasgow, the GoMA contains four galleries and five exhibition spaces for your students to explore. Comprising of collections from both local and international artists, the displays cover a wide variety of mediums, from painting to photography. We can arrange the Critical Journeys in Contemporary Art workshop for your students to get to grips with their subject, with sessions allowing them to explore the materials, ideas and contexts which shaped the pieces on show.

 

Accommodation

Glasgow has a number of good quality branded hostels and hotels which are suitable for school groups. These include Premier Inns, Travel Lodges and Ibis hotels, all of which are in the heart of the city, or very close to it. Get in touch with one of our destination specialists for more information about all our accommodation options, suitable for a range of budgets.

 

Dining

For your school trip to Glasgow, we provide you with a board basis that suits your needs, from Bed and Breakfast to Full Board. There’s also a range of popular local restaurants you can dine at for lunch or dinner, all of which we can book on your behalf.

 

Hidden Gems

The People's Palace

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Situated in Glasgow’s historic Glasgow Green, the People’s Palace is a great resource for students looking to uncover Glasgow’s social history. Using historic artefacts, paintings, prints and photographs, the palace tells the story of the city’s residents from 1750 right up to the present day, allowing students to delve into the social context of the artwork on display.

St. Mungo Museum 

Glasgow school trips to the award-winning St. Mungo Museum allow students to take a minute out of the thriving city to examine the array of stunning artworks and artefacts on display. Named after Glasgow’s patron saint, the museum explores the influence of religion on people’s lives throughout history.

 

Why WST?

At WST, our team of in-house specialists will work with you to design a school trip to Glasgow that suits your preferences, budget, and meets your specific learning objectives. Here are just a few reasons why you can have confidence in WST as a school travel provider:

  • We’ve won Best School Tour Operator at the School Travel Awards two years running, an accolade voted for by teachers
  • We’re the only school travel provider to hold a Government Standard Customer Service Excellent Award
  • All our destinations have been visited by our destination experts, ensuring they can always offer you first-hand advice when helping you select your study visits
  • We have a 24-hour emergency response service, so that should you encounter any problems on your school trip to Glasgow, we can solve them as soon as you need us to

If you’d like to book a brilliant school trip to Glasgow with us, get in touch with one of our friendly travel team today who will be happy to help.