Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre
200 Woodhead Road,
South Nitshill Industrial Estate
Glasgow
Strathclyde
G53 7NN
Scotland

Website

www.glasgowmuseums.com/venue/index.cfm?venueid=8

Springburn Local History Centre

www.springburnlocalhistorycentre.co.uk/

Greater Pollok Kist Community Museum

www.pollok-kist.co.uk/

E-mail

museums@cls.glasgow.gov.uk

Telephone

General Enquiries

0141 276 9300

Fax

General Enquiries

0141 276 9305

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
GMRC visitors in the natural history pod
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Glasgow Museums Resource Centre is the first publicly accessible store for the city’s museum service. It is a new purpose-built museum storage facility and visitor centre in the south side of Glasgow.

The building houses collections which were previously on display and in storage at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the Gallery of Modern Art.
The building houses Kelvingrove’s collections while it is being refurbished, and will continue to hold the reserve collection when it reopens.

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre also houses the outreach service for Glasgow Museums which offers handling and reminiscence kits for loan, and temporary exhibits for display. It also works in partnership with groups throughout the city to create community museums. For more information, contact 0141 276 9376.

At the Glasgow Museums Resource Centre you can:
· Take a guided tour around the store - you can enjoy a free guided tour of some of the 200,000 objects on display every day, seven days a week. Tours leave at 2.30pm from reception.
· Organise a tailor-made tour that meet the needs and interest of your group. Contact Education and Access on 0141 276 9375 for more information.
· Get involved in the formal and informal learning programmes - school, university and lifelong learners can visit the centre and take part in workshops and activities that compliment the collections. Contact Education and Access on 0141 276 9375 for more information.
· Use a variety of research facilities - you can make an appointment to view an object or artwork up close. The Research Collection and the reference library are available for private research. This service is available to all. Contact 0141 276 9300 for more information.
· Be creative! Every Sunday from 11am until 1pm, come along to the craft club for activities inspired by our collections.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Monday - Thurday & Saturday: 10.00-17.00
Friday & Sunday: 11.00-17.00

Closed: 25 & 26 December
1 & 2 January

Admission charges

Entry FREE

Collection details

Archaeology, Architecture, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Literature, Music, Natural Sciences, Photography, Religion, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War, World Cultures

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Georgian Portraits

  • 6 May 2014 2:30-3:30pm

Examine Georgian portraits in our collection and identify the period through the fashion and dress of the sitters.

Admission

Free, but please book in advance

The Great War

  • 1 June 2014 11:30am-3:30pm

Explore the lives of people from this period through our collections and learn how they were affected by ‘The Great War’.

Admission

Free, but please book in advance

How Did Our Museums Grow?

  • 15 June 2014 11:30am-3:30pm

Discover the history of museums through our collection, and explore trends in modern day collecting in Glasgow.

Admission

Free, but please book in advance

The "Lost" Treasure of Lipari

  • 17 June 2014 2:30-3:30pm

Examine Ancient Greek gold jewellery which hasn’t been seen in public for 50 years.

Admission

Free, but please book in advance

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Animal Babies

  • 17 April 2014 10am-3pm *on now
  • 19 April 2014 1-3pm
  • 20 April 2017 10am-3pm

Cubs, chicks and caterpillars all grow up into bears, birds and butterflies.... =come and find out whose babies are called kits and leverets and learn about the circle of life. Workshops will run 10:00-12:00 and 13:00 - 15:00, expect Sundays when they will only be held at 13:00 - 15:00. A short half-hour family friendly tours of the collections will run at 12noon and 2pm. The Village Storytelling Centre will also be here with related stories on 8-10 April.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Book in advance.

ship model

Highlights of the Ship Models Collection

  • 22 April 2014 2:30-3:30pm

Glasgow Museums’ famous ship model collection includes a plating model of the Queen Mary, magnificently detailed warships and the tiniest toilet in the museum! All tours of GMRC must be booked in advance

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Book in advance.

Seasonal Still Life: Painting Spring

  • 4 May 2014 12:30-3:30pm

Explore our collection of floral paintings and create your own masterpiece.

Admission

Free, but please book in advance

Specialist Tours - The Arms and Armour Collection

  • 13 May 2014 2:30-3:30pm

Focusing on swords and edged weapons and also early Scottish wheel-lock and flint lock firearms

Admission

Free, but please book in advance

Specialist Tours - Stories of Donors of paintings to GMRC

  • 20 May 2014 2:30-3:30pm

Glasgow Museums' paintings came from all kinds of donors. Their stories are those of Glasgow Society. Come along and hear them!

Admission

Free, but please book in advance

Specialist Tours - An Hour with the Four

  • 27 May 2014 2:30-3:30pm

Get close to Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the Macdonald sisters, James Herbert McNair and their contemporaries.

Admission

Free, but please book in advance

Specialist Tour - Transport of Delight

  • 3 June 2014 2:30-3:30pm

See everything from a double-decker bus, a subway carriage, bikes, cars and our impressive ship model collection.

Admission

Free, but please book in advance

Specialist Tour - Stories of Donors of paintings to GMRC

  • 10 June 2014 2:30-3:30pm

Glasgow Museums paintings came from all kinds of donors. Their stories are those of Glasgow Society. Come along and hear them!

Admission

Free, but please book in advance

The Scientific Importance of the Natural History Collections

  • 11 June 2014 2:30-3:30pm

Our natural history collections are regularly consulted for scientific research. Take this special tour for the Glasgow Science Festival 2014.

Admission

Free, but please book in advance

North Indian Crafts

  • 14 June 2014

Celebrate the new North Indian collection, in this afternoon of craft activities. Create garlands, Indian animals and paint your own truck!

Admission

Free, but please book in advance

Bannockburn

  • 22 June 2014 11:30am-3:30pm

It’s the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn! Discuss historical events and the roles of the key people involved.

Admission

Free, but please book in advance

Specialist Tour - Georgian Glasgow

  • 24 June 2014 2:30-3:30pm

Examine the growth of Georgian Glasgow’s key people and industries by studying maps, paintings and the politics.

Admission

Free, but please book in advance

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