Lillie Art Gallery

Lillie art gallery

We are open

Following Scottish Government and Public Health Scotland guidance, the Lillie Art Gallery reopened on the 18 May 2021.  Staff have been working hard to ensure you can once again safely visit one of our most valued cultural venues. Full details of the Lillie Art Gallery Arts and Heritage programme can be found on our exhibitions and what's on pages.  

Jubilee weekend

The Lillie Art Gallery will be closed on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June but will be open on Saturday 4th June.


About the Gallery

This 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.

Planning Your Visit

You do not currently need to book to visit the Gallery.

Please note: The Lillie Art gallery may be closed for installation or de-installation of exhibitions.  Please telephone the gallery on 0141 956 5536 to check opening times if visiting outwith exhibition dates.  Please be aware that this phone number is only available Tuesday to Saturday between 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm.

Opening Times

Opening Times
Tuesday - Saturday 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Wednesday 2pm to 5pm




How to get here

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.


Gallery Parking

There is a small car park beside the gallery, as well as space at the back of Milngavie Town Hall that can be accessed via Kersland Drive.


The Gallery Shop has a range of souvenirs, cards, prints, hand made jewellery and crafts such as pottery and textiles. We encourage the use of card payments where possible.

Admission free

On the day of your visit

Please wear a face covering when you come into the Museum and during your entire visit, in keeping with current Government guidelines. There will be hand sanitiser at the entrance and throughout the venue.

We ask that you do not enter the venue if you are showing symptoms of Covid- 19:

  • You have a fever or high temperature
  • You have a new persistent cough
  • You experience a loss of taste or smell
  • You have had contact with any possible source of the virus.

On arrival, please check in with reception staff and provide or confirm your Test and Protect information. Please use provided hand sanitiser and then follow the one-way system through the venue while maintaining two metre distancing.

This short video explains the new arrangements and features a walk-through of the building.

Lillie art gallery virtual tour

Contact Us

Lillie Art Gallery
Station Road
G62 8BZ

Tel: 0141 956 5536
Email: Lillie Art Gallery