Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre
200 Woodhead Road, South Nitshill Industrial Estate, Glasgow, G53 7NN
  • Telephone 0141 276 9300
  • Opening times Tue–Thu & Sat 10am–5pm; Fri & Sun 11am–5pm.
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  • Website www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/…
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Glasgow Museums' amazing collections store is home to over a million objects, from animals to armour, fine art to fossils, covering natural history, transport and technology, world cultures and much, much more. This very special building is publicly accessible through a wide range of tours, talks and activities for all ages, including events for families with children.

All visits are FREE but must be booked in advance.

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Events at this venue

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Acrylic Painting with Artist Paul Kennedy

Join us at GMRC for an in-depth look at some wonderful artwork from our collection and then learn some of the basics of painting, including composition and technique, from a professional artistBook in advance - Telephone the Box Office 0141 353 8000

Sun 21 Jan 2018

£20 (£16 conc) / 0141 276 9300

the Art of Glass

Exploring Glass in the collection followed by an etching and glass painting workshop. Book in advance

Sun 19 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9300

Behind the Scenes Tour

Find the amazing museum collection all stored away waiting to be discovered on this behind the scenes tour. Rooms full of objects covering art, natural history, technology, world cultures and much more. Discover this very special building for yourself on this behind the scenes tour. No need to book, please let us know if…

Fri 17 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Sat 18 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9300

Sun 19 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9300

…and 57 more dates until 28 Feb 2018

Christmas Kites

Make your own Christmas decorated kite and see if it can fly.

Sat 2 Dec

Free / 0141 276 9300

Community Group workshops

Community Group workshops

Fri 17 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9300

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Fri 24 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9300

Fri 1 Dec

Free / 0141 276 9300

…and 55 more dates until 21 Dec 2018

Festive Lanterns

Make a beautiful festive Lantern from paper, pens and olive oil.

Sat 9 Dec

Free / 0141 276 9300

Free Community Group Workshops

Bring your community group to discover behind the scenes of GMRC take a free guided tour behind the scenes and explore the museum stores, then a follow up practical workshop tailored to the needs and interests of your group. Days flexible - 2 hour sessionBooking essential

Fri 17 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9300

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sat 18 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9300

Sun 19 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9300

…and 100 more dates until 28 Feb 2018

An introduction to Batik Wax designs

Explore designs in the collection and then make your own design on silk Book in advance

Sun 28 Jan 2018

Free / 0141 276 9300

An Introduction to Coil pots and potters wheel

An Introduction to Coil pots and potters wheelWorkshop

Sun 25 Feb 2018

Free / 0141 276 9300

Lace Roses with Lace Artist Jean Leader

To be fashionable in the early seventeenth century you needed to wear a lot of expensive lace - collars, cuffs, and edgings for your dress or doublet, and lace roses to decorate your shoes. In this workshop you will find out how to make a bobbin lace edging that could be used for a brooch, a hair decoration or even a shoe…

Sun 3 Dec

£20 (£16 conc) / 0141 276 9300

Macmillan Art and Craft Sessions

Get Creative at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre with our museum object inspired art sessions for adults affected by cancer. All sessions explore the fascinating museum object stores before getting hands on with a craft session. Sessions are free, all equipment and materials are provided, and no experience is…

Mon 20 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9300

Mon 27 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9300

Mon 4 Dec

Free / 0141 276 9300

…and 11 more dates until 26 Feb 2018

Mini Mondays

Explore the stores, handle objects and get creative on the first Monday of each month. Ages 2–5.

Mon 4 Dec

Free / 0141 276 9300

Sketch and de-stress

Come along and have a go at drawing inspired by our collections. Experiment with materials, techniques and new ways of drawing. Experience the positive effects drawing can bring, pick up some fun drawing techniques and explore mark making. These monthly sessions are free, and no experience is necessary, all are…

Sun 14 Jan 2018

Free / 0141 276 9300

Sun 11 Feb 2018

Free / 0141 276 9300

Special Interest Tour: Behind the Scenes: Paintings and frames conservation

Meet our specialist staff and learn about their area of the museum collection. Come and discover something new.Book in advance

Tue 12 Dec

Free / 0141 276 9300

Special Interest Tour: Domestic Technology

Meet our specialist staff and learn about their area of the museum collection. Come and discover something new. Book in advance

Tue 5 Dec

Free / 0141 276 9300

Special Interest Tour: Exploring the Shell Collection

Meet our specialist staff and learn about their area of the museum collection. Come and discover something new.Book in advance

Tue 16 Jan 2018

Free / 0141 276 9300

Special Interest Tour: Glasgow Suffragettes

Meet our specialist staff and learn about their area of the museum collection. Come and discover something new.Book in advance

Tue 6 Feb 2018

Free / 0141 276 9300

Special Interest Tour: Global Plant Hunting: a tour of the plant collections.

Meet our specialist staff and learn about their area of the museum collection. Come and discover something new.Book in advance

Tue 23 Jan 2018

Free / 0141 276 9300

Special Interest Tour: Love and Paintings

Meet our specialist staff and learn about their area of the museum collection. Come and discover something new.Book in advance

Tue 13 Feb 2018

Free / 0141 276 9300

Special Interest Tour: Ship Models in Detail

Meet our specialist staff and learn about their area of the museum collection. Come and discover something new. Book in advance

Tue 9 Jan 2018

Free / 0141 276 9300

Special Interest Tour: The 1878 Japanese Government Gift

Meet our specialist staff and learn about their area of the museum collection. Come and discover something new.Book in advance

Tue 27 Feb 2018

Free / 0141 276 9300

Special Interest Tour: The Italian Painting Collection

Meet our specialist staff and learn about their area of the museum collection. Come and discover something new.Book in advance

Tue 30 Jan 2018

Free / 0141 276 9300

Special Interest Tour: What is a rock?

Meet our specialist staff and learn about their area of the museum collection. Come and discover something new.Book in advance

Tue 19 Dec

Free / 0141 276 9300

Special Interest Tour:Female Artists at GMRC

Meet our specialist staff and learn about their area of the museum collection. Come and discover something new.Book in advance

Tue 28 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9300

Special Interest Tours: Billy Connolly theme tour

Meet our specialist staff and learn about their area of the museum collection. Come and discover something new.Book in advance

Tue 21 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9300

Special Interest Tours : People who donated our paintings'

Meet our specialist staff and learn about their area of the museum collection. Come and discover something new.Book in advance

Tue 20 Feb 2018

Free / 0141 276 9300

Store Hunters: Christmas Card

An opportunity to make a last minute collection inspired Christmas card.

Sat 23 Dec

Free / 0141 276 9300

Store Hunters: Portrait Fun

Explore portraits in the collection, then create your own portrait form a variety of materials.

Sat 25 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9300

Store Hunters: Soap Box Derby, Go Kart Building

Have a go at Go-Kart building then race them.

Sat 18 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9300

Table Top Toys

Toys from Junk, have a go at making spinning tops, peg dolls and vehicles from objects you find around the house.

Sat 16 Dec

Free / 0141 276 9300

Thursday themed Tours: A Glimpse into Nature

Discover some of the highlights of the natural history collection.

Thu 18 Jan 2018

Free / 0141 276 9300

Thu 15 Feb 2018

Free / 0141 276 9300

Thursday themed Tours: A Trip Around the World in 10 objects

Discover objects from the collection from around the world.

Thu 18 Jan 2018

Free / 0141 276 9300

Thu 15 Feb 2018

Free / 0141 276 9300

Thursday themed Tours : Art Highlights

Discover some of the highlights of the Art Collection

Thu 30 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9300

Thu 25 Jan 2018

Free / 0141 276 9300

Thu 22 Feb 2018

Free / 0141 276 9300

The Twelve Days of Christmas Festive Family Tours

Celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas by going on a family tour of our amazing collections with a seasonal twist. Discover French hens and turtle doves and all the characters from this well-loved Christmas carol….but watch out for those lords-a-leaping!   Drop in

Sat 9 Dec

Free / 0141 276 9300

Sun 10 Dec

Free / 0141 276 9300

Sat 16 Dec

Free / 0141 276 9300

…and 2 more dates until 23 Dec

Wee Creatives

Explore! Create! Play! Fun! These playful sessions take place in our museum stores – a treasure trove of art and museum objects! Vibrant colours, interesting shapes and surprising stories are sure to keep your young ones amazed. For children under 2 years old.

Wed 29 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9300

Wed 13 Dec

Free / 0141 276 9300

The Wordsmiths

A writing group in which you can be inspired by the museum's collections. Booking is essential.

Sat 18 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9300

Sat 2 Dec

Free / 0141 276 9300

Sat 16 Dec

Free / 0141 276 9300

…and 4 more dates until 24 Feb 2018

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1. Marie McIntosh9 Jun 2016, 8:42pm Report

I'm not sure why I have to comment but, could I use marilib instead of my e-mail address. I moved to South Nitshill 50yrs. ago and it would be lovely to find out how everyone's doing.

Marie.

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