Free museums appears to be a UK thing, because all of the big museums in Scotland are free just like the ones in London.

So I’ve been to a ridiculous amount of of them over the last couple of weeks (I’m actually starting to get a bit museumed out).  Still, Glasgow has a couple of museums that are worth mentioning.

The Kelvingrove museum is enormous and impressive, with a really varied collection that includes paintings…

Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow, Scotland

Sculptures…

Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow, Scotland

Historical artifacts…

Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow, Scotland

And more.

Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow, Scotland

And it’s free!  I don’t know how they can afford to do that, but I’m certainly not complaining.

There was also the Riverside Museum, which has a much more single-minded focus (on transportation: mostly cars, trains, and boats), and a really interesting layout.

The Riverside Museum, Glasgow, Scotland

These look like model cars in this picture, but nope, they’re the real deal.

The Riverside Museum, Glasgow, Scotland

Plus, there’s a small recreation of a historical street, including stores you can actually walk into, that’s pretty fascinating.

The Riverside Museum, Glasgow, Scotland

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