Glasgow has some trees that are older than the dinosaurs! Well, to be strictly accurate, they are fossilised trees. Fossilised simply means that they have become fossils and a fossil is the remains or impression of a prehistoric plant or animal embedded in rock and preserved in petrified form.
Our fossilised trees are in Victoria Park. They are around 330 million years old. At that time, Glasgow’s climate was warm and humid.
The Hunterian Museum in Glasgow is Scotland’s oldest public museum. It is in the University of Glasgow and was built in 1807. The museum has a large collection of art and scientific relics including the world’s first-ever ultra sound machine. We often organise trips to see this museum, so if you come to study with us here at Glasgow School of English then you’ll be able to see all its exhibits for yourself.