ANSWERS: Glasgow Landmarks vs The World

Thursday 05th May 2016
Have you taken our Glasgow Landmarks vs The World Quiz and want to know what you got right and what you got horribly wrong? All the answers are listed below…

Question: Which is the Glasgow Museum of Transport?


Glasgow transport museum


The Glasgow Museum of Transport was first established in 1964 and moved to its third home at the Riverside Museum in 2011.

The other image is of the Amsterdam VOC Ship and Maritime Museum in the Netherlands.

Question: Which is the People's Palace in Glasgow?


Peoples palace


Opened in 1898 by the Earl of Rosebery, The People's Palace and Winter Gardens is a museum and glasshouse situated in Glasgow Green.

The image on the left is the the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken in Brussels, Belgium. The image in the middle is the Palm House and Rose Garden in London.

Question: Glasgow is home to the largest terracotta fountain in the world. What's it called?

Answers: The Doulton Fountain

Feedback: The Doluton Fountain was created for Glasgow's first Great Exhibition at Kelvingrove in 1888.

Question: Which is the Glasgow Science Centre?


Glasgow science centre


Situated on the south bank of the River Clyde, the Glasgow Science Centre was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 2001.

The image on the left is The National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing in China, and is colloquially described as The Giant Egg. The image on the right is The City of Arts and Sciences building in Valencia, Spain. It is an entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex and one of the 12 Treasures of Spain.

Question: Can you spot Glasgow Tower?


Glasgow tower


The tower holds the Guinness World Record for the tallest fully rotating freestanding structure in the world and forms part of the Glasgow Science Centre complex.

The image to the right is the Burj-Khalifa in Dubai. To the right of that is the Canton Tower in Guangzhou, China which was the tallest tower in the world from August 2009 to 2010. The tower on the far right hand side is the Shanghai Tower in China designed by Gensler.

Question: The Steeple is all that remains of the old Tolbooth buildings. Can you spot it here?


Glasgow steeple


The 126ft tall Steeple is one of the oldest buildings in Glasgow and used to be where public hangings occurred. Yikes!

The remaining towers are Big Ben, London. Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower, Baltimore and the Belfast Clock Tower, Ireland.

Question: It's the place where singer Susan Boyle was discovered. Which is the Clyde Auditorium?




The Clyde Auditorium, familiarly known as "The Armadillo" is a concert venue located on the Queen's Dock on the river Clyde.

The other image is The Sydney Opera house is a performance arts center located in the Sydney Harbour, Australia.

Question: This is Glasgow Cathedral...

Answer: True

Feedback: Glasgow Cathedral was the only Scottish mainland building to remain intact in the Reformation of 1590.

Question: Which is the Glasgow Necropolis?


Glasgow necropolis


The Glasgow Necropolis also know as "the city of the dead" was inspired by the Père Lachaise in Paris (the other image). The graveyard contains some of Glasgow's finest.

Question: Which is the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow?


SSE arena


Named after its main sponsor, energy company SSE plc., the arena officially opened with a Rod Stewart concert on 30 September 2013.

The other image is of the Cape Town Stadium in South Africa. During the World Cup, all FIFA media referred to the stadium as 'Green Point Stadium'.

Question: This is The Lighthouse in Glasgow...

Answer: False

Feedback: Of course, this is Italy's Leaning Tower of Pisa. The Lighthouse in Glasgow was opened as part of Glasgow's status as UK City of Architecture and Design in 1999.

Question: Founded in 1451, its in the top 1% of the world's universities. Can you spot Glasgow University?


Glasgow university


The fourth oldest university in the English speaking world, Glasgow University is made up of more than 100 listed buildings and welcomes students from more than 140 countries worldwide.

Question: Which stadium is NOT in Glasgow?


Glasgow stadiums


The odd one out is Mexico's Estadio Azteca. You guessed it... the rest are Celtic Park, Ibrox Stadium and Hampden Park. All of which are in Glasgow!

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