THINGS TO DO
We can't wait for you to join us at WEC 2024 in our home city of Glasgow! To provide you with the best experience possible, we have put a list together of some 'things to do' whilst you are here.
Glasgow is famous for being one of the friendliest cities in the world. A cultural hub with a vibrant nightlife, Glasgow is home to a dynamic arts scene, 19th-century Victorian architecture, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scotland’s most famous architect of all time. Glasgow has something for everyone and most of it is free!
The Congress Organisers will also be offering several Accompanying Persons Tours thoughout the duration of the Congress, both in the city of Glasgow and to surrounding attractions such as castles, lochs, whisky distilleries and a pre-congress golf day. Further details will be available when registration opens
THE RIVDERSIDE MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL
Riverside Museum is Glasgow’s award-winning transport museum. With over 3,000 objects on display there’s everything from skateboards to locomotives, paintings to prams and cars to a Stormtrooper.
THE CLYDESIDE DISTILLERY
Glasgow’s whisky renaissance begins with the Clydeside, it’s first dedicated single malt distillery in over 100 years. If you are a fan of whiskey, The Clydeside Distillery is a must-see.
POLLOK COUNTRY PARK AND BURRELL COLLECTION
Pollok Country Park is Glasgow’s largest park and the only Park within Glasgow. Its extensive woodlands and gardens provide a quiet sanctuary for both visitors and wildlife. The park is rich in rural history formerly being part of the Old Pollok Estate and ancestral home to the Maxwell Family. The park is also home to the world famous Burrell Collection.
Buchanan Street is Glasgow’s main pedestrianised shopping area and recognised as one of the top retail destinations in the UK. This half a mile shopping stretch is located in the heart of Glasgow’s City Centre and is easy to reach by two subway stops.
SHARMANKA KINETIC THEATRE
Location: Trongate 103, Glasgow, G1 5HD
Sharmanka is one of the most popular and unique attractions in Glasgow. It has been entertaining and enthralling audiences for over three decades since its original opening in 1989. The museum features mechanical kinetic figures which perform live shows.
CITY CENTRE MURAL TRAIL
Location: Glasgow, G1 1LE
While in Glasgow don’t miss out on seeing some of the city’s most impressive creations of street art. Glasgow was named the 4th best city in the UK for street art (research by South Western Railway, Aug 2022). Huge murals can be found on the side of city buildings, which, put together, form the City Centre Mural Trail.
THE FINNIESTON CRANE AND RIVER CLYDE
Location: Glasgow, G3
Take a moment while in Glasgow to marvel at the Finnieston Crane and River Clyde. It is one of four cranes by the River Clyde, and one of only eleven cantilever cranes left in the world. Its purpose was to lift heavy machinery including tanks and steam locomotives, onto ships coming in and out of the city for exports to the British Empire. It has not been in working order since 1988 but has remained a symbol of Glasgow’s heritage.
GALLERY OF MODERN ART
Location: 111 Queen Street, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, G1 3AH
Found in the heart of Glasgow in Royal Exchange Square, GoMA is FREE to enter. Scotland’s most popular contemporary art gallery features modern works from international artists, housed in a graceful neoclassical building. The original interior is used to make a daring, inventive art display.