Riverside Museum

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Happy New Year from everyone at Glasgow Life. This channel is not being monitored during the festive period and we will ...
31/12/2020

Happy New Year from everyone at Glasgow Life. This channel is not being monitored during the festive period and we will respond to any queries on Tuesday 5 January. For information on our festive opening hours, visit: https://bit.ly/2U6usMg

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!
25/12/2020

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!

Have a wonderful and safe Christmas from everyone at Glasgow Life. This channel is not being monitored during the festiv...
24/12/2020

Have a wonderful and safe Christmas from everyone at Glasgow Life. This channel is not being monitored during the festive period and we will respond to any queries on Tuesday 5 January. For further information visit: https://bit.ly/2U6usMg

In line with the Scottish Government’s level four Covid-19 restrictions, Glasgow Life will temporarily close all museums...
22/12/2020

In line with the Scottish Government’s level four Covid-19 restrictions, Glasgow Life will temporarily close all museums, libraries, Glasgow Club gyms and Tramway to the public by 4pm on Thursday 24 December until Saturday 16 January. For Glasgow Life’s latest Covid-19 updates, visit https://bit.ly/2U6usMg

In light of the First Minister’s announcement on Saturday 19 December we will be reviewing the implications for all Glas...
20/12/2020

In light of the First Minister’s announcement on Saturday 19 December we will be reviewing the implications for all Glasgow Life services and will share more information on our operational plans with customers next week.

As it has been throughout this pandemic, the health and wellbeing of all Glasgow Life staff and the public remains our priority. We will continue to follow the Government’s guidance and ensure that safety is at the heart of how we operate in the current environment.

We’ll continue to keep this page up-to-date regarding our response to Covid-19.

Please help ensure the future of millions of treasures and thousands of stories by joining us as a Member of Glasgow Mus...
18/12/2020

Please help ensure the future of millions of treasures and thousands of stories by joining us as a Member of Glasgow Museums. Your support now will help protect these remarkable collections for future generations, and you will enjoy a range of fantastic benefits throughout the year. JOIN US at www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museumsmembership and be part of it. Thank you. #LoveGlasgowThisChristmas #SupportGlasgowMuseums #EndlessEnjoyment

A reminder that if you plan to visit us over the festive period, you will need to pre-book a free ticket - book here: ht...
18/12/2020
Riverside Museum

A reminder that if you plan to visit us over the festive period, you will need to pre-book a free ticket - book here: https://bit.ly/33Ts7ry
Bookings will close at end of day on Sunday 20th December, so if you want to visit us over Christmas and New Year, be sure to book your tickets before this Sunday.

Our festive hours are:
12-23 December - Open 11am - 4pm

24-26 December - CLOSED

27-30 December - Open 11am - 4pm

31 December-2 January - CLOSED

3 January on - Open 11am - 4pm.

Home to one of the world's finest transport collections. Interactive displays and the much loved historic Glasgow street scene bring the objects and stories to life.

Festive opening hours for all Glasgow Life venues are now online. For our latest updates, visit https://bit.ly/2U6usMgRe...
17/12/2020

Festive opening hours for all Glasgow Life venues are now online. For our latest updates, visit https://bit.ly/2U6usMg
Remember to follow your local protection levels and help to keep everyone safe this Christmas #LoveGlasgowThisChristmas

Throughout 2020 Glasgow Museums has continued its work and commitment to be age friendly and to bring our collections to...
17/12/2020
Age Well — Glasgow Life

Throughout 2020 Glasgow Museums has continued its work and commitment to be age friendly and to bring our collections to older audiences and groups across Glasgow. We have missed welcoming you all into our venues and loaning our object kits this year, but we have been busy creating lots of new online resources, quizzes and pre recorded films so that you can still enjoy and interact with our amazing collections from the comfort of your own home. Please check out our new dedicated Ageing Well Museums webpage and ready made resources to use with your groups Age Well — Glasgow Life

https://bit.ly/3oFRWnJ.

We have also created a selection of new themed films about our collections: Ageing Well Resources


https://bit.ly/3oAMT80

These resources and films are for individuals and groups to use as they like, we hope you enjoy using them.

If you would be interested in working with Glasgow Museums in 2021 or your group would like us to come along and do a live session in your venue, care home or online we would love to hear from you.

We would like to wish all our partners and older adult groups across the city a very Happy Christmas and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2021.

We look forward to working with you again next year.

From
Glasgow Museums Learning and Access and Open Museum teams

Age Well Glasgow Museums Glasgow Life

A scientist and then a teacher by profession, Eric Watt was a passionate amateur photographer who spent his free time on...
16/12/2020

A scientist and then a teacher by profession, Eric Watt was a passionate amateur photographer who spent his free time on the streets of Glasgow, taking images of the city and its people. Collected here are some of his most striking photographs showing Glasgow from the 1960s to the 1990s.

Available to buy here:
https://bit.ly/3ne2slK

16/12/2020
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

The magical car from the 1968 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang film has been completely restored; it is one of six cars built in 1967 for the starring role in the film and is on show at the Riverside Museum.

Make your own Chitty flying car and share your photos here with us!

Don't miss your chance to see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in real life. Book your free ticket to visit Riverside Museum https://bit.ly/2K875Q4

Don't forget to pre-book your free entry ticket if you're planning to visit us over the festive period. Tickets for 21 D...
16/12/2020
Riverside Museum

Don't forget to pre-book your free entry ticket if you're planning to visit us over the festive period. Tickets for 21 Dec - 10 Jan are available here https://bit.ly/33Ts7ry

Home to one of the world's finest transport collections. Interactive displays and the much loved historic Glasgow street scene bring the objects and stories to life.

Please be aware that our phone system for Kelvingrove, Riverside and GoMA is currently playing an incorrect message and ...
15/12/2020
Museums — Glasgow Life

Please be aware that our phone system for Kelvingrove, Riverside and GoMA is currently playing an incorrect message and not allowing incoming calls. The museums are open and booking is available via our website at https://bit.ly/389doL8.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience this causes and are working to resolve as soon as possible. We’ll advise when phone lines are open again.

Museums

Are you planning to visit us over the festive period? Don’t forget to book your free entry ticket. A new batch of ticket...
14/12/2020

Are you planning to visit us over the festive period? Don’t forget to book your free entry ticket. A new batch of tickets for the period 21 December to 10 January will be available from 12 noon tomorrow, Tuesday 15 December at https://bit.ly/33Ts7ry

Glasgow Museums have worked in partnership with the charity ReEngage for over 15 years bringing isolated older adults in...
14/12/2020

Glasgow Museums have worked in partnership with the charity ReEngage for over 15 years bringing isolated older adults into our fabulous Museum venues, to explore our collections and provide a social gathering each month.

During the last few months ReEngage have launched a fantastic new service called Call Companions.

Call companions is a free, telephone befriending service open to any older person missing the comfort of regular conversation during COVID and beyond.

Every older person matched through the service receives a weekly call from the same volunteer each time, allowing real friendships to blossom.

Whether it’s a natter about the weather or something more, Call Companions is here for any older person who would like to make a new friend.

To find out more:

https://www.reengage.org.uk/join-a-group/

13/12/2020
A Glasgow Christmas Tale

When did we start sending Christmas cards and putting up trees? Do you remember Christmas window displays in Buchanan Street or watching Rikki Fulton at the Kings Theatre? Or was the carnival at Kelvinhall or a trip to see the lights in George Square more your thing?

Let Glasgow Museums and the City Archives & Special Collections take you on a trip back in time!

#christmaslights #georgesquare #caledonianrailway #wyliehill #buchananstreet #sheildhallcoop #merryleeparishchurch #rikkifulton #kingstheatre #sleepingbeauty #carnival #gusbostock #kelvinhall

13/12/2020
Glasgow Life Shop

Have you visited our online shop? We've lots of amazing gift ideas suitable for the whole family. https://bit.ly/1ShhUb2

Glasgow Life Shop sells products inspired by the Glasgow Museums collections as well as Glasgow's Music, Arts & Sports venues. Bringing you the latest book titles, artists’ prints, jewellery and designer products. Glasgow Life Shop also features exhibition catalogues, sportswear and gifts.

We are delighted to be able to reopen Riverside Museum from this Saturday 12 December. Please remember you will need to ...
10/12/2020
Riverside Museum

We are delighted to be able to reopen Riverside Museum from this Saturday 12 December. Please remember you will need to pre-book a ticket before you visit. Tickets for the period Saturday 12 December - Sunday 20 December are now available to book here: https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/venues/riverside-museum

We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Home to one of the world's finest transport collections. Interactive displays and the much loved historic Glasgow street scene bring the objects and stories to life.

10/12/2020
Glasgow Life Shop

We have a fantastic range of gifts available from our online shop, so if your are looking for something different this year why not browse our selection from the comfort of your own home https://shop.glasgowlife.org.uk/

Glasgow Life Shop sells products inspired by the Glasgow Museums collections as well as Glasgow's Music, Arts & Sports venues. Bringing you the latest book titles, artists’ prints, jewellery and designer products. Glasgow Life Shop also features exhibition catalogues, sportswear and gifts.

Looking for something to listen to? Why not give Glasgow Museum podcast a try? Whether you are into history, art or cons...
09/12/2020
Glasgow Museums Podcast

Looking for something to listen to? Why not give Glasgow Museum podcast a try? Whether you are into history, art or conservation; you are sure to find something that interests you in here:
https://soundcloud.com/glasgowmuseums

Welcome to the Glasgow Museums Podcast. Each episode will offer a behind the scenes look at the inner workings of Glasgow Museums. Expect discussions about exhibitions and current affairs as well as m

With Glasgow set to return to level three of the Scottish Government’s Covid-19 protection framework from 6pm on Friday,...
09/12/2020

With Glasgow set to return to level three of the Scottish Government’s Covid-19 protection framework from 6pm on Friday, some Glasgow Life venues will begin to reopen to the public from Saturday. For our latest Covid-19 updates, visit: https://bit.ly/2U6usMg

You can help ensure the future of millions of treasures and thousands of stories by giving friends and family the joy of...
09/12/2020

You can help ensure the future of millions of treasures and thousands of stories by giving friends and family the joy of a Museums Membership. Your support now will help protect Glasgow’s amazing museums and art collections for future generations. The lucky recipient will receive a bespoke welcome pack (with surprise gift!) and enjoy a range of fantastic benefits throughout the year. JOIN US at www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museumsmembership and be part of it. Thank you. #LoveGlasgowThisChristmas #SupportGlasgowMuseums #GiveaGift

Kids in Museums are having a Christmas competition! You could make a model or drawing of our building or of any of our d...
08/12/2020

Kids in Museums are having a Christmas competition! You could make a model or drawing of our building or of any of our displays.

Today we are excited to launch our CHRISTMAS COMPETITION! ✨🎄🎁

We are pleased to be partnering with Karen from Mini Travellers - Family Travel to give away a copy of her new book, The Little Museum, as well as a Best Years Ltd toy and Christmas decoration, and £20 to spend in a museum shop of your choice!

To enter, we want you to shrink your favourite museum that you wish you could visit. You can create your little museum in any way you like, or use the template in this post.

Share your little museum image with us in the comments. You must be following our page and Karen's page too. 👍 Good luck!

Karen is also offering ALL our followers £2 off your copy of The Little Museum using the code Museums. Visit her website to order your discounted copy: minitravellers.co.uk

There's still time to book your FREE place in one of our virtual sessions for parents with babies born in this challengi...
07/12/2020
Creative Parents

There's still time to book your FREE place in one of our virtual sessions for parents with babies born in this challenging year!

Creative Parents, tomorrow at 11 am: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creative-parents-tickets-130593541799

Dads behaving creatively (Dads only session) on Tuesday 15th, always 11 am: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dads-behaving-creatively-tickets-131324612451

Join the Glasgow Museums’ learning team for a relaxed and creative session for parents with babies born in this past year (ages 0-walking).

Did you see the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang dance last night on BBC Strictly Come Dancing musical theatre special? Hopefully...
06/12/2020
BBC One - Strictly Come Dancing, Series 18, Week 7, JJ Chalmers and Amy Dowden Charleston to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Did you see the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang dance last night on BBC Strictly Come Dancing musical theatre special? Hopefully, we'll reopen soon, and you will be able to visit us and see the Chitty Chitty car with your very own eyes!

In the meantime, you can enjoy this fab Charleston by JJ and Amy:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p090m2hb

Our couples attempt new routines based on some of the most popular musicals of all time.

Still racking your brains for the perfect present for that special someone? Or for that hard-to-buy-for friend or relati...
04/12/2020

Still racking your brains for the perfect present for that special someone? Or for that hard-to-buy-for friend or relative? Then our Photo Library’s bespoke print service could be the solution! Whether you’re buying for a fan of the Glasgow Boys or Girls, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Kelvingrove’s Sir Roger or the Lipton’s Tea Austin, we can provide a high-quality print that’s sure to win you brownie points on Christmas morning.

Browse some of the images available at www.csgimages.org.uk, or email us at [email protected] to discuss what you’d like. Prices range from £10 for an A4 art print to £185 for a just-like-the-real-thing canvas print. Last date for UK Christmas orders is Tuesday December 15. Please note, we don’t offer framing or stretching services.

03/12/2020
Riverside Museum

Do you feel like you need to breathe and relax? Watch this throwback video from July for a calming experience by the river Clyde. Just sit back and listen.

#tbt #mindfulness #relaxation

https://fb.watch/24x084Dq7w/

In these uncertain times, it is normal to feel overwhelmed or worried. This seven-minute Riverside imagery relaxation will help you relax your body and mind, and
transport you to the River Clyde – a place many of us miss and look forward to visiting soon.

If you do not feel like taking part in the relaxation, you can just enjoy looking at the photographs of the riverside taken by our staff during lockdown.

What is your favourite relaxing and calm place? Let us know in the comments below.

Due to the new restrictions we are currently closed and we really miss having you around. In the meantime, you can enjoy...
30/11/2020
Glasgow Museums

Due to the new restrictions we are currently closed and we really miss having you around. In the meantime, you can enjoy Glasgow Museums' collection through videos in our YouTube channel. From curators' talks, to craft activities and art conservation videos; there's something for everyone!

https://www.youtube.com/user/GlasgowMuseums

Glasgow Museums are managed by Glasgow Life, a not-for-profit company, on behalf of Glasgow City Council. On this channel you will find films about our venue...

27/11/2020
Glasgows Smallest Doors Are Open November 2020

Do you miss visiting our ship model collection? Our curator Emily Malcolm has put together this virtual visit to view models close-up and learn more about how they were planned, created and used. You will be able to peek through some of Glasgow Museums’ finest ship models' doors and even look at detailing of furniture, carpets and curtains inside their saloons and cabins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKW5gTFXtbk

Emily Malcolm, Glasgow Museums.

Have you been missing our programmes for parents? If you have, then join us on the 8th December for the first online ses...
26/11/2020
Creative Parents

Have you been missing our programmes for parents? If you have, then join us on the 8th December for the first online session of "Creative Parents", a relaxed and creative workshop for parents with babies born in this past year (ages 0-walking).
During this 45-minute online workshop, we will experience some simple mindful art techniques and then guide you in making something easy and creative inspired by our collection, all while connecting with other parents.

This is your time to play - no art experience necessary!

Book your FREE ticket here: eventbrite.co.uk/e/creative-parents-tickets-130593541799

Join the Glasgow Museums’ learning team for a relaxed and creative session for parents with babies born in this past year (ages 0-walking).

25/11/2020
Explorathon - Researchers' Night Scotland

We are missing Explorathon at Riverside Museum this year but we are really excited to see all the amazing and fun research from Glasgow and Scotland in the online programme.

Meet some of the researchers behind #Explorathon2020. From knitting workshops to optical illusions, there's plenty to inspire and intrigue you this year!

Browse the full programme at http://www.explorathon.co.uk

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Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

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We are now reopen at reduced capacity. Please ensure you have pre-booked a FREE ticket online to gain entry to the museum. You can book tickets via our website.

For the latest information on all Glasgow Life venues, events and services in light of go to: https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/corona-virus-latest-information ________________

Visit the Riverside Museum for FREE and experience the wonder of Glasgow's industrial heritage in this striking building designed by internationally renowned architect Zaha Hadid. The Tall Ship is berthed alongside the museum, creating a fantastic experience in this stunning setting on the banks of the River Clyde.


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does anyone know anything about this
Hi, does anyone have any spare tickets please for today?? We are in the city for only one day and didn’t know we need tickets:((
Does anyone have tickets for today that they are not using for the museum? TIA
R u open?
Took this today. A beautiful photo, if I do say so myself. Look at the colour of that water. Can hardly believe it's the River Clyde.
My recent visit to you yesterday Riverside Museum
Every year on my sons birthday we get our picture taken at this window...see you on sunday 😊
Phone found today in upstairs cafe. Handed to staff.
Having a White Christmas here in California .after a visit to Queen Mary. Merry Xmas to the Team at Riverside
Merry Christmas to all the staff at Riverside from California
Hi is there a Christmas Market on in the Riverside Museum this year ?
A fantastic day out at the museum and surrounds..Glasgow...