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about the lillie

The Lillie Art Gallery is a purpose built gallery opened in 1962. It owes its existence to local banker and artist Robert Lillie (1867-1949), who left a substantial number of his own artworks as well as funds to build the gallery.

Since 1962, this founding bequest of artworks has been developed to form a collection of Scottish art dating from the 1880s to the present day. Around 450 works are contained in the collection, which includes paintings, prints, drawings and a small collection of sculpture and ceramics.

The Lillie was proud to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2012.

Opening Times

Tuesday - Saturday
10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm

How to get to the Lillie Art Gallery

The Lillie is directly opposite Milngavie Railway Station, only minutes away from Milngavie town centre and the start of the West Highland Way. The gallery is a short drive from Glasgow city centre, off the A81. Car parking is available. There are regular bus services from Glasgow which stop at Milngavie Railway Station.

For more information on getting to the Lillie by public transport use the journey planner on the Traveline Scotland website.


The Gallery Shop has a range of cards, prints and souvenirs. Card payment facility now available.

Admission free