Museums in Glasgow
Trades House Virtual Museum
- The aim of the website is to enable those with an interest in the Trades House and the 14 Incorporations to view the interior of the Halls, the artefacts used in the Trades House, the names and images of many of the Deacons and Visitor and the names of past members of the Incorporations etc. The site will also be useful for those involved in Genealogy or have an interest in the history of Glasgow.
The Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum
- The building at 518 Sauchiehall Street has been the HQ of the RHF since 1960. however the earliest part of it dates from 1825 and originally formed part of Albany Place, a terrace of townhouses extending from Garnet Street to Charing Cross. The refurbished museum was officially opened by George Robertson, The (then) Secretary of State for Defence in February 1999.
602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron Museum Association
- The 602 Squadron Museum was officially opened on 22 October 1983 by Marshal of the Royal Air Force, The Lord Cameron of Balhousie. The museum was housed in the Rolls-Royce Factory at Hillington and was built to commemorate the outstanding achievements of No. 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force from its formation in 1925 until its disbandment in 1957. In 2006, the Rolls-Royce factory at Hillington was closed after over 60 years of proud operation. The 602 Squadron Museum found new accomodation at the Royal Highland Fuisiliers Home Headquarters on Sauchiehall Street.
Legacies of Slavery in Glasgow Museums and Collections
- Historians have argued that Scotland’s relationship with transatlantic slavery is enveloped in a sort of ‘collective amnesia’ – a widespread lack of awareness of how our country participated in both the slave trade and slavery. This is true for Glasgow as much as it is for Scotland as a nation. Our city participated fully in the slavery economy, yet the journey of re-discovery and coming to terms with that participation is still in its infancy, and it has a long way to go yet.
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