Walking Group visit The Wyllieum

Walking Group visit The Wyllieum

It seems that the weather has yet to realise it’s summer in Scotland, but our walking group was happy to get a warm welcome at The Wyllieum in Greenock this week. A bus journey from Buchanan Street Bus Station dropped us a short walk away from the recently opened gallery where we were met by Willie Sutherland, the general manager, who gave us an introduction to some of the works there.

The Wyllieum is home to the largest collection of works by artist George Wyllie on display anywhere in the world. It’s all beautifully presented and we were impressed by how accessible everything is. It’s well worth a visit to see the work and find out more about Wyllie, his life and his journey to becoming an artist.

Willie provided us with some chairs to sit on in the light filled gallery and eat our packed lunches before we set off for a walk along the esplanade and then heading to the bus stop and back to Glasgow.

The Wyllieum is situated within Greenock Ocean Terminal on Greenock waterfront, just off Custom House Way and a short walk from Greenock Central Station and local bus stops.

Opening hours are Wednesday to Sunday 12 to 5pm and entry is free of charge.

For more information visit the website at The Wyllieum.

Words and photos by Celine.

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Read about previous outings in our Walking Group blog category.

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