Hidden Gems

If you're always on the look out for the new and unusual, take a look at some of the hidden gems off the beaten track in Glasgow!

The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall


Founded in 1857, the Britannia quickly became the most popular place of amusement and entertainment in the city, with 1500 people cramming themselves onto the wooden benches for every show. Today, the auditorium is the world's oldest surviving music hall and holds regular viewings, exhibitions, bazaars and traditional music shows.

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre


The Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC) is a store for the collections of the museums when they're not on display at venues across the city. With the purpose built facility housing around 1.4 million objects, book a tour today to discover some amazing unseen objects!

Glasgow Necropolis


The Necropolis is a one of Europe's most significant cemeteries, full of wonderful architecture, sculptures and fascinating stories. Located adjacent to Glasgow Cathedral, the Necropolis was modelled after the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris, and is a must-visit for those looking for something a little bit different.



Tucked away behind Tramway, The Hidden Gardens are not only a tranquil retreat in the city's Southside but also a community space where a variety of events are held.  

Holmwood House


Holmwood House is a magnificent 19th century villa built by Alexander 'Greek' Thomson for local businessman James Cooper and is located next to Linn Park in the city's southside.

Make sure you organise a tour to truly appreciate the history of the house. 

Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre


Founded in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1989, the Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre was brought to the Trongate 103 in 1996 by Eduard Bersudsky. The theatre brings inanimate objects to life, as sculptured pieces of scrap and tiny carved figures perform humorous and tragic stories of the human spirit, set to haunting music.



Located in an archway in Glasgow's Yorkhill district, SWG3 (aka the Studio Warehouse) houses artists' studios, a gallery, a gig venue and even occasional bar, used to showcase the work of new artists, launch parties, and much more. With something on all the time, take a look at their schedule and get yourself along!