Britannia Panopticon in Glasgow
Britannia Panopticon in Glasgow

Britannia Panopticon in Glasgow

Calling all history and music lovers! Do you want to visit a place in Glasgow that merges the two? Well then, look no further than the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall in Glasgow! This building is steeped in history, being the oldest surviving music hall in the world. It has been used to house Cinemas, Freak shows, Zoos and Wax Works. Through its location, it helped to serve the working classes, who made the city so famous during its industrial years.

Where can I find the Britannia Panopticon?

The building is located in the Trongate area of the city, this is serviced heavily by regular bus and rail routes.

This famous old building has seen some of the most famous of acts throughout the years, even giving Stan Lauriel his debut at age 16! Since 1997, there has been an ongoing conservation project, to keep the building alive and as close as possible to its original state. So far, almost £3 million pounds has been spent on the facility, with the current owners, providing a new roof. Entry to the facility is free, however, they rely heavily on donations. So what are you waiting for? Come down and immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the famous, Britannia Panopticon!

  • Open Tuesday to Saturday 11 am to 5 pm
  • Café and Shop

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