Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow


The wonderful city of Glasgow boasts an art scene that will keep all art aficionados busy for days. Explore the Gallery of Modern art (GoMA), The Lighthouse and Glasgow School of Art, all within walking distance of Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow and enjoy both international and local contributions.

What’s on at Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA)

Displaying works by both international and local artists, GoMA’s five exhibition spaces offer a wide variety of works along with the building’s library and tourist information centre. Experience the thought provoking programme of exhibitions and events.
  • Visit Stones Steeped in History, a permanent display charting the history of its iconic neoclassical building
  • Explore how collections are built, artworks are commissioned and exhibitions are organized at the TASTE! Exhibit
  • Enjoy a break and a bite at the GoMA Café
Plan your visit

GoMA is just a 10-minute walk from the hotel
  • Opening hours:
Monday – Wednesday & Saturday:         10:00 – 17:00
Thursday:                                             10:00 – 20:00
Friday and Sunday:                                11:00 – 17:00   
  • Admission is free

What to see and do at The Lighthouse

Housed in the former Glasgow Herald building designed by the city’s most famous architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, The Lighthouse is Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture, boasting a visitor centre, exhibition space and events venue – All in the heart of Glasgow.
  • Explore six floors of world-class exhibitions and programming
  • Climb the Mackintosh Tower for stunning city views
  • Take a 40-minute tour available Saturdays at 13:00 throughout 2018
  • Grab a bite at the Doocot Café and buy a souvenir at the Lighthouse Shop
Plan your visit

The Lighthouse is a 10-minute walk from the hotel
  • The Lighthouse opening hours:
Monday – Saturday:      10:30 – 17:00
Sunday:                        12:00 – 17:00
Closed: 24 December – 2 January
  • Admission is free
  • Doocot Café opening hours:
Monday – Saturday:      10:30 – 16:30
Sunday:                        12:00 – 16:30

What to experience at Glasgow School of Art (GSA)

While the GSA’s Reid Gallery features thought provoking exhibitions by contemporary, local and international artists, the Visitor Centre features a permanent exhibition featuring artefacts from the GSA archives. The school offers two tours led by their student guides:
  • Mackintosh’s Glasgow Walking Tour – a walking tour of Glasgow’s distinctive architectural styles at the turn of the century. The Tour lasts 2 hours and 15 minutes.
  • Mackintosh at the GSA Tour – Award winning student-led tour that explores the history of the Mackintosh building and its architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Due to restoration works on the building, visitors cannot access it. Lasts 45 mins.
Stop by the School’s Gift Shop for an excellent selection of books, souvenirs and contemporary products, such as jewellery, accessories and homeware designed by their talented alumni.

Plan your visit

Glasgow School of Art is a 15-minute walk from the hotel
  • Reid Gallery, Visitor Centre and Shop opening hours:
Monday – Sunday: 10:00 – 16:30
Closed: 23 December – 3 January
  • Ticket prices:

Mackintosh’s Glasgow Walking Tour
  • Adults:             £19.50
  • Concessions:    £16
  • Under 18:         £9.75
  • Under 5:           Free
  • Check out tour times and tickets
Mackintosh at the GSA Tour
  • Adults:             £ 7
  • Concessions:    £5.75
  • Under 18:         £3.50
  • Under 5:           Free
  • Check out tour times and tickets