Things to do

We can’t wait for you to join us at ISPP 2025 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 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 Bruker Social Evening will be held at Glasgow’s award winning transport museum, make sure to book a spot do you don’t miss out!
The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel

GLASGOW SCIENCE CENTRE

Don’t miss the opportunity to head to the Glasgow Science Centre to tour one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions. There is so much to see and do, with 3 floors packed with hundreds of interactive exhibits and experiences. EUROMAR’s Welcome Reception will be held at the Glasgow Science Centre, so if you haven’t already, make sure to book.
Glasgow Science Centre

THE CLYDESIDE DISTILLERY

Glasgow’s whiskey 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.
The Clydeside Distillery

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.
Pollok Country Park

BUCHANAN STREET

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.
Buchanan Street

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.
Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre

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.
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.
The Finnieston Crane and River Clyde

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.
Gallery of Modern Art