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Pollok House & Burrell Collection in Glasgow

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Pollok House is 4 miles southwest of George Square in Glasgow Centre, Postcode: G43 1AT, with Free visits to the exterior and gardens, a small fee for a tour of the House.

Tours of the House will not be available until 2026 due to restoration work being carried out.

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Regular Trains run between Glasgow Central and Pollokshaws West, then there is about a one mile walk through the scenic Estate from the Pollokshaws West Train Station to Pollok House and Burrel Collection. Taxi prices from Glasgow centre are about £20 each way.

Pollok House is situated in a Vast Estate with many scenic walks and jogging areas around the House, that are free to use.

Pollok House was built for the Maxwell's in 1752, and remained in that family until Anne Maxwell Macdonald gifted the House, Art Collection, and Land to the City of Glasgow in 1966. The National Trust for Scotland, took over the running of the House in 1998.

The top floor family rooms are packed full of Period Furniture, and one of the UK's finest collections of Spanish Art, including paintings by El Greco, Goya, and Murillo. Downstairs, the large Servants Quarters show what it was like to run a large Country House. There is a Cafe, also with outdoor seating.

The Gardens are a nice place to explore with a Watermill and Little Homes, not sure who lives in the Little Homes.

The Burrell Collection Art Gallery is also situated in the vast Pollok Estate, about half of a mile from Pollok House. The Burrell Collection has over 8000 objects, including work by major artists such as Rodin, Degas, and Cezanne. The Burrell also holds historic late Medieval Art, Chinese Art, Islamic Art and more.

The collection is named after the person that collected the Art, and funded the Building, Sir William Burrell, a Scottish Shipping Merchant and Art Collector, born in Glasgow 9th July 1861, died 29th March 1958.

The Burrell often displays temporary exhibitions, and has events and activities for adults, and some for families.

The Building is so large, it is hard to believe it was built to hold the collection of one person. The Burrell Building has a large car park, and children's outdoor play park.

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