School trips to Glasgow offer students the opportunity to explore this exciting Scottish city with a rich artistic heritage!
Glasgow school trips are most popular among art groups but can work really well for a number of subjects. Whatever your reason for visiting Glasgow, our school travel experts will work closely with you to create a tailor-made itinerary that will bring your curriculum to life and leave your students feeling inspired.
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Why visit Glasgow?
Explore a vibrant city
Glasgow is Scotland’s most populous city and really bloomed during the Industrial Revolution, when it became a hub for chemicals, textiles and engineering. In fact, the city became so important that it was, essentially, the British Empire’s second city during most of the Victorian and Edwardian periods.
Glasgow is, without a doubt, one of the UK’s most exciting cities. There’s plenty of culture to discover here, from art galleries and museums to live music and theatre, all waiting to be discovered.
And, if you have time, make sure you enjoy some retail therapy while you’re in Glasgow – people come from all over Scotland to spend their money in here, whether it’s in luxury boutiques, huge department stores, or quirky independent shops.
One thing’s for certain, choosing to visit Glasgow on your next school trip will provide your students with a better understanding of the rich diversity that we have here in the UK. They’ll love exploring this buzzing Scottish city and all it has to offer.
Incredible artistic heritage
It should be no surprise that Glasgow is home to some of the best museums and art galleries in the UK and was designated European Capital of Culture in 1990. This makes it a fantastic choice for school groups keen to learn more about British and Scottish culture, and a really exciting choice for school art groups.
Indeed, a school art trip to Glasgow will provide your students with plenty of inspiration for their own portfolios, as they explore attractions including the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Hunterian and GoMA.
At the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, your students can learn more about the Glasgow School and, in particular, the group of artists known as the Glasgow Boys, as the museum has a large collection of their work. They’ll see how this group were inspired by Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting to capture the character of Scotland in beautifully colourful ways.
Your students will also have the opportunity to learn about another important figure in the Glasgow School, renowned architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. At the Lighthouse, your students can explore a fantastic exhibition dedicated to his life and work.