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.
  • Email
  • 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

There are 34 events at this location

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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) Book in advance - Telephone the Box Office 0141 353 8000 / 0141 276 9300

  • 11:30 – 16:00

the Art of Glass

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

Sun 19 Nov

Free Book in advance Tel. 0141 2769300 or email: GMRCbookings@glasgowlife.org.uk / 0141 276 9300

  • 11:30 – 16:00

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 15 Sep

Free / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Sat 16 Sep

Free / 0141 276 9300

  • 11:30 – 12:30

Sun 17 Sep

Free / 0141 276 9300

  • 11:30 – 12:30
…and 93 more dates until 28 Feb 2018

Community Group workshops

Community Group workshops

Thu 21 Sep

Free Please book in advance Times are flexible / 0141 276 9300

  • 00:00 – 00:00 (Friday morning)

Thu 28 Sep

Free Please book in advance Times are flexible / 0141 276 9300

  • 00:00 – 00:00 (Friday morning)

Thu 5 Oct

Free Please book in advance Times are flexible / 0141 276 9300

  • 00:00 – 00:00 (Friday morning)
…and 11 more dates until 21 Dec

A Family Museum Adventure

Come on a museum adventure with our weekly fun family workshop: create owls, windmills, bugs, robots and more from tin cans and foil for our GMRC outdoor sculpture gallery.

Sat 23 Sep

Free / 0141 276 9300

  • 13:30 – 16:00

Sat 30 Sep

Free / 0141 276 9300

  • 13:30 – 16:00

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 Book in advance Tel. 0141 2769300 or email: GMRCbookings@glasgowlife.org.uk / 0141 276 9300

  • 11:30 – 16:00

An Introduction to Coil pots and potters wheel

An Introduction to Coil pots and potters wheelWorkshop

Sun 25 Feb 2018

Free Book in advance Tel. 0141 2769300 or email: GMRCbookings@glasgowlife.org.uk / 0141 276 9300

  • 11:30 – 16:00

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) Book in advance Telephone the Box office: 0141 353 8000 / 0141 276 9300

  • 11:30 – 16:00

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 18 Sep

Free / 0141 276 9300

  • 11:00 – 14:00

Mon 25 Sep

Free / 0141 276 9300

  • 11:00 – 14:00

Mon 2 Oct

Free / 0141 276 9300

  • 11:00 – 14:00
…and 21 more dates until 26 Feb 2018

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 Book in advance / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Special Interest Tour: Black History Month: Awesome African Civilizations That Aren’t Egypt

Come and Join us to hear about some of the powerful empires that once united Africa, managed wealthy trade routes, and produced amazing art.

Tue 10 Oct

Free Please book in advance on 0141 276 9300 / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Tue 17 Oct

Free Please book in advance on 0141 276 9300 / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30

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 Book in advance / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Special Interest Tour: Exploring the Painting Collection

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

Tue 26 Sep

Free Book in advance / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30

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 Book in advance / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30

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 Book in advance / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30

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 Book in advance / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30

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 Book in advance / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Special Interest Tour: Oscar Marzaroli photographs of Glasgow

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

Tue 7 Nov

Free Book in advance / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30

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 Book in advance / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30

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 Book in advance / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Special Interest Tour: The Fantastic in Art

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

Tue 31 Oct

Free Book in advance / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30

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 Book in advance / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30

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 Book in advance / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Special Interest Tour:Alexander Greek Thomson tour

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

Tue 3 Oct

Free Book in advance / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30

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 Book in advance / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30

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 Book in advance / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30

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 Book in advance / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Special Interest Tours : Scottish Artist Christine Borland

Artist Christine Borland on her WW1 collection research - Join internationally renowned Scottish artist Christine Borland as she talks about a group of WW1 objects in Glasgow Museums’ collection that she has been researching. Christine is currently undertaking a one-year research residency at Glasgow Museums Resource…

Tue 14 Nov

Free Book in advance / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Thursday themed Tours: A Glimpse into Nature

Discover some of the highlights of the natural history collection.

Thu 28 Sep

Free / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Thu 12 Oct

Free / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Thu 26 Oct

Free / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30
…and 3 more dates until 15 Feb 2018

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

Discover objects from the collection from around the world.

Thu 28 Sep

Free / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Thu 12 Oct

Free / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Thu 26 Oct

Free / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30
…and 3 more dates until 15 Feb 2018

Thursday themed Tours : Art Highlights

Discover some of the highlights of the Art Collection

Thu 5 Oct

Free / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Thu 2 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Thu 30 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30
…and 2 more dates until 22 Feb 2018

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

  • 12:30 – 13:30

Sun 10 Dec

Free / 0141 276 9300

  • 12:30 – 13:30

Sat 16 Dec

Free / 0141 276 9300

  • 12:30 – 13:30
…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 child amazed. For Ages 0-2 Years Old

Wed 27 Sep

Free / 0141 276 9300

  • 10:30 – 11:30
  • 13:30 – 14:30

The Wordsmiths

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

Sat 23 Sep

Free Book in advance telephone. 0141 945 3344 / 0141 276 9300

  • 10:00 – 12:30

Sat 7 Oct

Free Book in advance telephone. 0141 945 3344 / 0141 276 9300

  • 10:00 – 12:30

Sat 21 Oct

Free Book in advance telephone. 0141 945 3344 / 0141 276 9300

  • 10:00 – 12:30
…and 8 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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