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145 Buccleuch St.

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The Tenement House, which is operated by the National Trust for Scotland, is a kind of walk-in time capsule. Its restored rooms show how a particular Glaswegian, one Agnes Toward, lived from 1911 to 1965. The furniture and other personal possessions on display (including a coal-fired stove and a blackened bar of soap) aim to provide insight into not only what middle-class life was like in the early to mid-20th century, but also what it was like to live as a single working woman at that time.

Past visitors regularly praised the staff here for being informative and helpful as they impart insights into the ways people of another era lived.

The Tenement House is located less than a 10-minute walk from Sauchiehall Street; Charing Cross is the closest rail station. Hours of operation vary by season but the house is generally open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from March through October and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Monday in the colder months. Tickets start at 7.50 pounds (around $10) for adults with discounts for groups. For more information, visit the museum's website.

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#1 The Burrell Collection

Travelers express astonishment at this museum's near pitch-perfection. The Burrell Collection's glass walls not only encase a variety of objects and artworks, but they also usher in the surrounding woodlands. In the collection, donated by the late millionaire Sir William Burrell, you'll find everything from Chinese ceramics to Rodin sculptures to more than 20 Degas paintings. After you've had your fill of the museum, you can wander around the surrounding Pollok Country Park.

Under normal circumstances, the Burrell Collection can be viewed for free. Travelers highly recommend you take advantage of this steal, saying the museum's variety of art and its milieu are beyond compare. However, in 2018, the museum temporarily closed for a major overhaul and is expected to reopen in the spring of 2021. During the renovation, tourists can visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, which is hosting a series of free exhibits that highlight different items in the Burrell's collection.

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