THE WEST COURT
Spitfire – what was it like to be a Spitfire pilot, and what is our plane’s story?
Sir Roger the Elephant – the story of our famous elephant.
Nature’s Record-breakers – a look at animals and plants that break records.
Our Solar System – Fulton’s Orrery – an amazing piece of 18th-century engineering that recreates the known solar system.
Mineral Beauty – what minerals are, and a celebration of their beauty.
Understanding a Landscape – a landscape painting shows how rocks and natural forces shape our views.
The Baron of Buchlyvie – a famous Clydesdale horse sold for a record-breaking price.
Flying is Like…– where poetry and strange and beautiful flying objects come together.
Charms and Healing – throughout the world, people put faith in charms and rituals to keep them safe.
Continue past Reception then turn right, towards the Campbell Hunter Education Wing and turn left, as you reach the gap toward the toilets to your right. This brings you to the foot of the Lower West Stairs. Go up two flights of stairs to Ground Floor Level, turn right and continue into the West Court.
Continue, past the gap to the toilets and locate the wall in front of you. Turn left, past the entrance to the Campbell Hunter Education Wing and locate the West Lift to your right. At Ground Floor Level, turn right (180 degrees) and continue into the West Court.
Enter the Main Hall, follow the left-hand side and go through the third archway, across the top of the Lower West Stairs to your left, across the walkway to the lift and into the West Court.
The West Court occupies three of the five units (north/south) of the Ground Floor space, the outer two being occupied by galleries - Glasgow Stories to the south and Scotland's Wildlife to the north. The atrium, above the central area is bounded by a balcony at first floor level. This balcony is supported by six pillars along the north and south sides, whilst to the west, the three units are defined by entrances to Creatures of the Past (the outer two) and the West Stairs in the middle. The units to the east were explained in the overall description of the Ground Floor.
Sir Roger the Elephant, beyond him, in the middle is a display of stuffed, large animals and birds. The Spitfire is hanging from the ceiling slightly towards the west end of this space.
rear of Mini Museum
slight step up onto a map of the Solar System |
glass case across walkway, containing Orrery, mechanical means of showing the workings of the Solar System
entrance to Glasgow Stories
glass case jutting out, Mineral Beauty
jutting out, painting of Bowling
passage towards Creatures of the Past
wall juts out|
foot of West Stairs
passage towrads Creatures of the Past
disabled persons toilet
glass case with stuffed apes|
glass case, skeleton of the Baron of Buchlyvie, famous Clydesdale horse
pictures of horses, on wall
glass cases with animals
entrance to Scotland's Wildlife
glass case with butterflies
glass case with old medicines
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