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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Around the World in 10 objects

Discover objects from the collection from around the world.

Thu 21 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9300

Thu 5 Jul

Free / 0141 276 9300

Thu 26 Jul

Free / 0141 276 9300

…and 2 more dates until 30 Aug

Art Extraordinary

From psychiatic hospitals from Victorian era to the present day, astronishing art emerged.  Hospital bed sheets to welly boots, these artists have transformed the everyday into extraordinary art. Book in Advance

Tue 24 Jul

Free / 0141 276 9300

Art Highlights

Art Highlights Book in Advance

Thu 16 Aug

Free / 0141 276 9300

The Art of Glass

Explore glass in the collection followed by an etching and glass painting workshop. Book in Advance

Sun 26 Aug

Free / 0141 276 9300

Balsa Wood Boats

Discover our fantastic range of ship models, then make and sail your own balsa wood yacht on our boating pond

Sat 26 May

Free / 0141 276 9300

Behind the Scenes Tour

Find the amazing museum collections all stored away waiting to be discovered on this behind the scenes tour. Spend an hour discovering this very special building for yourself and some of the highlights of the one million treasures it holds.

Wed 30 May

Free / 0141 276 9300

Wed 6 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9300

Wed 13 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9300

…and 10 more dates until 22 Aug

Book binding

Learn the art of bookbinding and make your own leather bound book. Book in Advance

Sun 27 May

Free / 0141 276 9300

Burrell paintings at GMRC

Burrell paintings at GMRC Book in Advance

Thu 14 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9300

Community Group workshops

Community Group workshops

Fri 25 May

Free / 0141 276 9300

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Fri 1 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9300

Fri 8 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9300

…and 28 more dates until 21 Dec

Down By the Sea

It's Summertime at GMRC! Join us on a multi-sensory trip to the seaside where we'll go digging in the sand and see what seaside creatures we can find!

Sat 30 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9300

Embossed Armour

Take inspiration from our collection of armour then learn how to create and decorate your own armguard from coloured embossing foil using simple tools.

Sat 9 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9300

Exploring the Sculpture Collection

This tour will give an insight into the collection of sculptures the museum holds as part of its art collection. Book in Advance

Tue 10 Jul

Free / 0141 276 9300

Female Artists @ GMRC

Exploring known and unknown works by women artists. A great opportunity ti explore hidden treasures of the art collection from an ongoing research andexploration of the collection. Book in Advance

Tue 19 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9300

Fun with Flags

Match the country to the flag in our World Cultures Collections and see amazing world artefacts! Then afterwards design your own flag.

Sat 2 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9300

Glasgow Science Festival: Explore the Past and Future with Natural History Collections

Come on a tour at GMRC and see what the museum's natural history collections tell us about the Glasgow area’s past, what changes have taken place and the future of our fauna and flora. Suitable for all ages.

Tue 12 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9300

Glasgow Science Festival: Explore the Past and Future with Natural History Collections

Come on a tour at GMRC and see what the museum's natural history collections tell us about the Glasgow area’s past, what changes have taken place and the future of our fauna and flora.

Tue 12 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9300

Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

A Glipse in to Nature

Discover some of the highlights of the natural history collection.

Thu 31 May

Free / 0141 276 9300

Thu 7 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9300

Thu 28 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9300

…and 3 more dates until 23 Aug

Introduction to Ship Models

If you are a model maker, maritime enthusiast or have an interest in local history you will enjoy this introduction to our wonderful collection of 'Clyde Built' ship models. Book in Advance

Tue 28 Aug

Free / 0141 276 9300

Looking at Art

Looking at Art Book in Advance

Thu 19 Jul

Free / 0141 276 9300

Macmillan Arts and Craft Group

Get Creative at GMRC with our museum object- inpired art sessions for adults affected by cancer. All sessions are informal and explore the fascinating museum stores before getting hands-on with a taster craft session. Materials are provided, no experience is necessary. Please bring your own lunch as there is no café…

Mon 28 May

Free / 0141 276 9300

Mon 4 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9300

Mon 11 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9300

…and 10 more dates until 20 Aug

Magnificent Masks

Create your own decorated mask inspired by our international World Cultures collection.

Sat 23 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9300

Meet Me: Age Friendly Tour and Object Handling

Journey through the last hundred years as we explore some of the stories and objects housed in the Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC). Join this friendly and accessible tour, share memories, explore objects and reminisce. Sessions are informal and teas and coffee will be provided as well as an opportunity for object…

Fri 25 May

Free / 0141 276 9300

  • 13:30 – 15:00

Fri 29 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9300

Fri 27 Jul

Free / 0141 276 9300

Fri 31 Aug

Free / 0141 276 9300

Mini Store Hunters

Following on from the success of Mini Mondays at GMRC we have now launched Mini Stores Hunters on both the first Monday and the first Friday of each month. Come and explore the stores, handle objects and get creative. For Ages 2-5yrs old

Fri 1 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9300

Mon 4 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9300

The People who Donated our paintings

From the late nineteenth century, paintings currently stored at GMRC were donated to Glasgow Museums. The Donors came from all walks of life. Come along and hear some of their stories beside the paintings they donated. Book in Advance

Tue 29 May

Free / 0141 276 9300

Tue 14 Aug

Free / 0141 276 9300

The Police Collection at GMRC

Cop a load of this!  Come and see police related paintings,equipment and badges with interesting stories of Glasgow's influence on policing. Book in Advance

Tue 5 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9300

The Progression of Projectiles

Investigate our Arms and Armour collection to see how human beings have progressed from the thrown rock to firearms. Book in Advance

Tue 26 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9300

Rome at the GMRC

Explore a collection of objects that give an insight into the Roman way of life.  Book in Advance

Tue 31 Jul

Free / 0141 276 9300

Scottish Co-operative Society Women's Guild Banners

An opportunity to examine Glasgow Museums’ collection of Scottish Co-operative Women’s Guild banners, discover the stories behind them and how we are looking after them. The Scottish Co-operative Women’s Guild was described as a ‘working class women’s university’ and the banners reflect the interests and locations of the…

Tue 21 Aug

Free / 0141 276 9300

Sketch & De-stress

Why not drop by and draw in a relaxing environment? Experiment with materials, techniques and new ways of drawing and experience the positive effects drawing can bring. Drawing materials are provided. These monthly sessions are free and no experience is necessary, all are very welcome. 

Sun 10 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9300

Sun 15 Jul

Free / 0141 276 9300

Sun 5 Aug

Free / 0141 276 9300

Theatre, Circus and Performance in Art

‘Performers were frequently the subject of art, whether circus, theatre or dance. Their often decorative costumes had obvious appeal to artists concerned with colour and patterning. Some artists concentrated on the act of performance, its beauty, drama or thrill, others on preparations for a performance, others on the…

Tue 7 Aug

Free / 0141 276 9300

Tin Can Figures

A hands-on creative workshop exploring in detail the amazing sculptures of Papua New Guinean artist Tom Deko. You will have the chance to create your very own sculptures to take away with you.

Sat 16 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9300

Sun 17 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9300

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 child amazed. Suitable for age 2 and under Book in Advance

Wed 30 May

Free / 0141 276 9300

Wed 27 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9300

Woodblock Printing

Woodblock printing is one of the oldest forms of printing. Come along, carve your own design into wood and then print it onto paper. Book in Advance

Sun 8 Jul

Free / 0141 276 9300

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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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