Immerse yourself in Glasgow's social history at The People's Palace Museum. The museum offers insight into the story of the people of Glasgow, as well as the city’s interesting history from 1750 to the present. Explore paintings, prints, and photographs alongside a wealth of historical artefacts as you learn about the history of Glaswegian life.
Admission is free to the museum, with the Winter Gardens opening between 10am and 5pm daily. The People’s Palace is a leisurely 20 minute walk from our Glasgow hotels, and is open 10am-5pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, with Friday and Sunday opening 11am-5pm. Closed on Mondays.
The only place in Glasgow where it’s winter all year round, Snow Factor is home to the UK’s longest indoor real snow slope. New skiers of all ages can take lessons, or more experienced skiers can simply hit the main slope. If skiing isn’t your thing, why not try the ice climbing wall, Bavarian Restaurant or Festive Grotto? The Ice Bar is also worth a couple of drinks and all of this is just 20 minutes away from Leonardo Inn Glasgow West End.
Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Escape to a beautiful urban oasis just outside the city centre. Glasgow Botanic Gardens offer a variety of horticultural and botanical houses, as well as lush gardens covering 42 acres. Take a picturesque walk by the River Kelvin, follow the heritage trail, or wander the formal gardens and arboretum, for a truly tranquil break from the city bustle.
Entry is free and there is a tearoom with terrace for refreshments. The gardens open Monday to Sunday 7am-dusk, while the Glasshouses are open 10am-6pm in summer and close at 4.15 in winter. The Botanic Gardens are less than a 20 minute walk from Leonardo Inn Glasgow West End.
Glasgow Science Centre
Glasgow Science Centre is an incredible centre of learning, engagement, and interactive fun! With three floors of interactive exhibits enticing all explorers into the world of science, it’s the perfect a day out for all the family.
The Science Mall is packed with exhibits, interactive workshops, and live science shows, while the IMAX cinema shows 2D and 3D films that will amaze and astound. Don’t forget to check out the incredible planetarium where you can immerse in the stars and heavens for an unforgettable experience.
The Glasgow Science Centre is open Monday to Sunday 10am-5pm. Ticket prices depend on the attraction - the science mall tickets cost £11 for an adult and £9 for a child. Our Glasgow hotels are just a short drive from the centre.
The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour
The Tall Ship has it all from Pirates and Mermaids to exhibitions and conferences – there’s something for everyone! Explore the main deckhouse, the galley, the ‘poop cabin’, the saloon, and so much more. There is a gift shop and café, and the ship runs a range of events, so it’s worth checking out ‘What’s On’ before your visit!
The Tall Ship is open 7 days a week throughout the year - 10am - 5pm February - October, but closing at 4pm November - January. Entry is free but you can buy audio guides and a guide book to help towards the running costs. The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour is a brief drive from Jurys Inn Glasgow and Leonardo Inn Glasgow West End.