While the weekend is here, the weather may not be as pleasant as one would hope for this time of year.

Rainy days can spoil any weekend, making outdoor walks, shopping trips and drives to the beach nearly impossible.

This is why we have brought together some of the city's best indoors things to do on a rainy day based on Tripadvisor reviews.

Whether you want to explore some of the best art on offer in Glasgow or want to try your hand at an escape room, there is something for everyone.

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Glasgow's 7 best indoor activities to try on a rainy weekend

Here are 7 things to check out on a rainy day in Glasgow:

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Perhaps the most well-known on the list, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is nonetheless a great place to go to if you want to explore 22 themed galleries at Scotland's most visited free attraction.

Rated a 4.5/5 on Tripadvisor, one reviewer said: "A fabulous museum, free admission, beautiful building full of character and charm. Huge halls with high ceilings, wide sweeping staircases up to the first floor with balconies overlooking the exhibition below.

"The art galleries, large mammals - including elephants, giraffes and loads of birds to name a few. Plus a Morris & co exhibition. Plus more."

Escape Reality

Escape Reality is a fully immersive escape room where teams of 2-6 players must solve a number of challenging puzzles to escape.

Rated a 5/5 out of 1,817 reviews, this offers a great excursion for those wanting to try some brain teasers over the weekend.

One visitor said: "Good fun. First time visiting an escape room, would definitely go again & recommend to others. Well put together, interesting puzzles. Friendly staff."

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Once Upon a Whisky

Once Upon a Whisky offers excellent whisky experiences through guided tours and tasting sessions.

For those wanting to expand their knowledge of Scotland's national drink this spot, which was named number 1 out of 192 nightlife spots, is ideal.

Rated a 5/5, one reviewer said: "Good tour. Not a big drinker but learned a lot about whiskey which was interesting. Fun to see different bars in town. Great guide, and would recommend tour. Would do again."

Glasgow Central Tours

Glasgow Central Station is steeped in history having been opened in 1878 with a number of 'lost' stations and tunnels now open to the public through tours.

Users have praised the tour, saying: "Very funny, very interesting and I would love to do it again next time I have friends visiting Glasgow. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I really enjoyed it, especially the small museum and the bit about WWI."

Another said the tour is "by far the most interesting attraction" in the city, saying: "Having lived in Glasgow for six years I had actually not done many of the tourist attractions in the city and so this year decided to start. The Central Station Tour has been by far the most interesting attraction so far and our guide was funny, informative and generally good craic."

eeek! Escape Rooms

With puzzles and stories ranging from The Ghost of Mary Queen of Scots to a magician's heist, eeek! Escape Rooms offers unique puzzles for all tastes.

The escape room says it designs all its props and puzzles in-house, making it different from most such activities.

With a 5/5 on Tripadvisor, one escapee said: "We got stuck in 90s and had Amy as our guide. Three of us had done escape rooms before and we all said it was the best one we had done and the first timers in our group were converted immediately."

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Hatchet Harry’s Axe Throwing Glasgow

For something active, try Hatchet Harry’s Axe Throwing which, as the name suggests, allows visitors to throw axes at targets.

Originally a Canadian sport, the venue has brought the indoors activity to the heart of Glasgow.

One Tripadvisor user wrote: "What a great time we had! I booked Hatchet Harry’s for a work night out, eight of us, and we all had a brilliant time. Fraser was great fun and helped us all understand how to throw the axe and different skills we could learn."

Crossbill Gin School

Crossbill Gin School is one for adults, allowing patrons to gain in-depth experience at the venue's on-site distillery in the Barras.

Visitors will learn about the history of gin before being tutored on how to make their own using a range of botanics and copper pot stills.

Given a 5/5 on the travel review website, one person wrote: "Where do I start! From the moment we arrived for our Gin School experience, we were made to feel welcome! The small team are so friendly and put you at ease. We got to try some delicious gins, learn about the history of gin and of Crossbill Gin, and then DISTILL OUR OWN GIN!"