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

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

  • 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.

Young Inventors

  • 4 October 2014 1-3pm

Explore the stores to uncover inventions from Ancient Egypt and modern times and then perform experiments of your own!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

A Drawing Adventure!

  • 11 October 2014 1-3pm

Come on a journey of discovery into the amazing GMRC stores and try out some fun and unusual drawing activities. Part of The Big Draw 2014.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

African Beauty

  • 12 October 2014 10am-3pm
  • 14 — 16 October 2014
  • 18 — 19 October 2014 From 10am

Like dressing up and making things? Then this is for you! Explore our amazing African collection and then create your very own fashion accessory. Part of Black History Month

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
STS-49 Launch

5,4,3,2,1…Blast Off!

  • 17 October 2014 11am-3pm

Back by popular demand! Join us for an interactive adventure for space explorers.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Shapes and Sounds

  • 25 October 2014 11am-3pm

A sensory tour where young children will explore in a fun way the shapes, sounds and even smells of GMRC!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Technicolour Dinosaurs

  • 26 October 2014 1-3pm

What colours were creatures millions of years ago? Find out how palaeontologists work and transform yourself into a dinosaur!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
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