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Visit the new 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. This profile is monitored regularly and we will answer enquiries within 24 hours, if you would like a more immediate response please call our central switchboard during office hours on 0141 287 4350. By commenting on a Glasgow Life profile you are indicating that you have read, understand and agree to abide by the House Rules. These can be viewed at https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/social-media-house-rules

08/05/2020
Ghanaian Fish

While we can’t get direct access to the 1.6 million objects in our collection why not make a Glasgow Museum of your own?

In the following weeks we are posting short videos showing you how to make mini versions of some popular objects from across our venues. All the objects can be made using materials from around your house. Once you have made the object you can research some facts about it online.

Collect, curate and display your very own exhibition without leaving the house!
In this video we will learn how to make a Ghaniain Fish Fantasy Coffin, usually found at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

Following the government’s decision to extend lockdown, Glasgow Life’s venues and services will remain closed. We are co...
07/05/2020

Following the government’s decision to extend lockdown, Glasgow Life’s venues and services will remain closed. We are continuing to work hard behind the scenes to make our much-loved programmes and activities available online while also doing everything we can to ensure we’re ready to reopen our doors and welcome the people of Glasgow back into our venues as soon as it’s safe to do so.

Our thoughts continue to be with the families and loved ones of those directly affected by coronavirus and we are immensely grateful to our NHS and other frontline health, social care and emergency services heroes, who are working round the clock to keep us all safe.

We’ll continue to put the wellbeing of our customers, communities and colleagues first, and we want to say thank you for your patience and understanding as we look forward to a healthy, confident future together.

For our latest updates, visit: https://bit.ly/2U6usMg
For our new online programming, visit: https://bit.ly/2Vf4kPD

Have you ever heard of a spongefly?These beautiful insects are aquatic and their larva lives in and feeds on freshwater ...
07/05/2020

Have you ever heard of a spongefly?
These beautiful insects are aquatic and their larva lives in and feeds on freshwater sponges. There are only three species of spongefly in Britain. This one is Sisyra terminalis and it is Britain’s rarest spongefly.

06/05/2020
Pebble pals with Glasgow Museums

Wednesday's mean only one thing, it's time to get creative with Glasgow Museums Toddler Time. Have you picked any pebbles up on your daily walk, well here's how to transform them into something beautiful #glasgowlifegoeson.
Share your Pebble Pals with us please.

The sun is out, and it's out in this image too. Here's the next postcard from Glasgow Museums to bring back happy though...
05/05/2020

The sun is out, and it's out in this image too. Here's the next postcard from Glasgow Museums to bring back happy thoughts of yesteryear. We hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane! #glasgowlifegoeson

The force is strong with you. Happy Star Wars Day! Which old favourite toys, games and movies have been keeping you ente...
04/05/2020

The force is strong with you. Happy Star Wars Day! Which old favourite toys, games and movies have been keeping you entertained during lockdown? #maythefourthbewithyou #vintagetoys #retrotoys #1980stoyshop #glasgowlifegoeson

It's Monday and that means back to school for many of us. For this edition of Monday Museum School Social, we’re looking...
04/05/2020

It's Monday and that means back to school for many of us. For this edition of Monday Museum School Social, we’re looking at World War 2.

You’ve maybe heard in the media that this week marks the 75th anniversary of V.E. (Victory in Europe) Day. Or perhaps you’ve seen Captain Tom Moore in the news? He has been raising lots of money for the NHS and served during WW2.

The picture here is a replica Anderson Shelter that is part of our WW2 display at the People’s Palace. The shelter was named after Sir John Anderson who was responsible for preparing ARP (Air Raid Precautions) and developed this type of shelter.

The shelters were 6.5ft long (2m - the same as social distancing!), 6ft (1.8m) high and 4.5ft (1.4m) wide. Some of the shelters were buried deep in the soil; others were covered with sandbags. The shelters were meant to fit 6 people.

The shelters were made from steel panels. They had six curved panels which were bolted at the top to make the roof, three panels on each side to make the walls, and two panels for the back and front. The front panel had a door.

Quick Task: Using the measurements of the Anderson Shelter create your own den using blankets, chairs and pillows. Imagine fitting 6 people into your den! Send us pictures of your dens.

Extension: There were also other forms of shelter during World War 2, can you find out what they were?

01/05/2020
Banana Boots

While we can’t get direct access to the 1.6 million objects in our collection why not make a Glasgow Museum of your own?

In the following weeks we are posting short videos showing you how to make mini versions of some popular objects from across our venues. All the objects can be made using materials from around your house. Once you have made the object you can research some facts about it online.

Collect, curate and display your very own exhibition without leaving the house!

In this video we will learn how to make Billy Connolly’s Banana Boots, usually found at People’s Palace

Another #GuessTheCar game for you today. This is a very popular car at Riverside Museum and it was previously owned by S...
30/04/2020

Another #GuessTheCar game for you today. This is a very popular car at Riverside Museum and it was previously owned by Sir William Burrell. What type of car is it?
@BBCOnlineArts #MuseumFromHome #GlasgowLifeGoesOn

Do you remember our beautiful Glasgow Corporation tram car? This single decker is dated from around 1900 and it is also ...
30/04/2020

Do you remember our beautiful Glasgow Corporation tram car? This single decker is dated from around 1900 and it is also known as the “Room and Kitchen”, because it resembled typical Glasgow tenement flats that consisted of two rooms (the tram consists of two compartments – the first and second class).

The tram also has a net-like metal device at the front and rear. Do you know what the function of this device was and what it is called? We will give you a
hint – its name contains a farm animal!
BBC Arts #MuseumFromHome

Today is #MuseumFromHome day, a UK-wide event focusing on museums, galleries and archives! Here's a game to play. Can yo...
30/04/2020

Today is #MuseumFromHome day, a UK-wide event focusing on museums, galleries and archives!

Here's a game to play. Can you recognise this car displayed at Riverside by looking at just a few close ups? The answer will be revealed later today...

29/04/2020
Tasty ice lolly paints

It's Wednesday and at Glasgow Museums that means only one thing - Toddler Time.
We love ice lollies. We love to paint. So we've combined our favourite things, who's up for trying out these tasty ice lolly paints.
Send us a snap of your artwork please.

Pick up a copy of today’s Glasgow Times for a free poster template for you to create your PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW message in...
29/04/2020

Pick up a copy of today’s Glasgow Times for a free poster template for you to create your PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW message in support of keyworkers.

If you can’t get a hold of the paper, then you can download the template from the link below.

#stayhome #peoplemakeglasgow

https://bit.ly/2VJLeSa

Now more than ever, it's important to stay in touch. So each week we are sending a postcard from Glasgow Museums to brin...
28/04/2020

Now more than ever, it's important to stay in touch. So each week we are sending a postcard from Glasgow Museums to bring back memories or provide activities to try at home. Hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane! #glasgowlifegoeson

Time to get creative! #glasgowlifegoeson #stayhome
28/04/2020

Time to get creative! #glasgowlifegoeson #stayhome

🎨 Create your own colourful People Make Glasgow displays to sit alongside the rainbows 🌈 in your windows! 6yr old Scarlett got the ball rolling with her design as a tribute to local frontline workers.

Download your template here ➡️ bit.ly/2S42BLe
#peoplemakeglasgow #stayhome

Welcome to the next edition of our Monday Museum School Social. This week we are transporting ourselves to Ancient Egypt...
27/04/2020

Welcome to the next edition of our Monday Museum School Social. This week we are transporting ourselves to Ancient Egypt.

The coffin and mummy pictured is of Ankh-es-nefer, from our Ancient Egypt gallery at Kelvingrove Museum. Do you know what steps were taken to mummify a body? It sounds a bit gruesome now, but was common practice in ancient times.

Step 1: Wash the body in NILE river water
Step 2: Remove the brain with a hook!
Step 3: Make a cut in the left side and pull out the lungs, liver, stomach and intestines
Step 4: Clean the organs and put into canopic jars
Step 5: Make sure the heart stays in as this gets our mummy to the afterlife! Step 6: Cover the body in natron and leave for 40 days and nights (changing the natron daily)
Step 7: Wash the body in wine and herbs so it smells nice
Step 8: Wrap the body in linen bandages remembering to glue with resin and add in AMULETS between the bandages to bring good luck
Step 9: Place the mummy into its coffin
Step 10: Place coffin in TOMB and await the journey to the afterlife

Quick Task: The Nile River is the longest river in the world. Can you find out how long it is?

Extension: Can you illustrate the 10 steps of mummification by drawing pictures?

Check out more Egyptian objects from our collection https://bit.ly/3aKk6Xk

24/04/2020
Sir Roger

If like us you are really missing Sir Roger the elephant from Kelvingrove why not have a go at making your own miniature version? We have certainly had fun making our one!

23/04/2020
Chana Chaat

The month of Ramadan is here! As well as daytime fasting from food and drink during this month, kindness and patience is more important than ever.

To celebrate this month, we would love to share this chickpea salad recipe you can make at home. Enjoy!

22/04/2020
Unicorns and Rainbows

We love this song made up by Pat!
Are you ready to sing or even just sway? :)

It's National Tea Day and their slogan is 'Brew more. Do more’. Now more than ever, it's important to stay in touch. So,...
21/04/2020

It's National Tea Day and their slogan is 'Brew more. Do more’. Now more than ever, it's important to stay in touch. So, how about sending someone a postcard. We made a cuppa and penned this one to bring back memories of earlier sunny days. Enjoy this trip down memory lane!

Following the government’s decision to extend lockdown, Glasgow Life’s venues and services will remain closed until at l...
21/04/2020

Following the government’s decision to extend lockdown, Glasgow Life’s venues and services will remain closed until at least Thursday 7 May. Our teams are working hard behind the scenes to make our much-loved programmes and activities available online while also doing everything they can to ensure we’re ready to reopen our doors and welcome the people of Glasgow back into our venues as soon as it’s safe to do so.

Our thoughts continue to be with the families and loved ones of those directly affected by coronavirus and we continue to be immensely grateful to our NHS and other frontline health, social care and emergency services heroes, who are working round the clock to keep us all safe.

We’ll continue to put the wellbeing of our customers, communities and colleagues first, and we want to say thank you for your patience and understanding as we look forward to a healthy, confident future together.

For our latest updates, visit: https://bit.ly/2U6usMg
For our new online programming, visit: https://bit.ly/2Vf4kPD

We're missing all our visiting school groups, so whilst we're closed we are doing a Monday Museum School post. We'll loo...
20/04/2020

We're missing all our visiting school groups, so whilst we're closed we are doing a Monday Museum School post.

We'll look at facts and activities relating to some of our most popular school topics. First up is the rainforest!

Sloths live in the rainforests of South America. They spend most of their lives in the treetops and only come down once a week to poo! Because they move so slowly, they need thick fur to keep warm. You might find beetles, mites and algae living in their fur!

Task time!
If a sloth moves at 2 metres a minute, how far would it travel in an hour?
On a map, can you locate the Amazon rainforest in South America?

Now check out our fantastic website www.lifeintherainforest.org/ and discover animals, insects and people of the rainforest. Why not make a fact file of the thing that interests you the most?

17/04/2020
Music Makers

Join us in making a musical instrument this afternoon. Get a wee band together with your family and make as much noise as you can ;)
You will need:
Plastic bottle
Paper
Pens
Cellotape
Rice, pasta, lentils, stones (or anything you have around to fill the bottles with)

Running out of ideas for things to do with the wee ones in the house? Some time ago we did a workshop at the Riverside M...
16/04/2020

Running out of ideas for things to do with the wee ones in the house? Some time ago we did a workshop at the Riverside Museum where our visitors used junk from our recycling bin to build a town. Why don't give it a go? #JunkArt #Recycling #BuldingACity #ArtsAndCrafts #RiversideAtHome

15/04/2020
Spring Time

It's time for a song again with Toddler Time! Do you have any nice views of spring from your window? We would love to see :)

Take a small pair of scissors, a bag and a notebook when you go for your daily walk. Now you’re a botanist! Your job is ...
14/04/2020

Take a small pair of scissors, a bag and a notebook when you go for your daily walk. Now you’re a botanist! Your job is to find some interesting specimens: plants, leaves, grasses, bark, moss, and flowers.

Write down where you found them. Was it under a tree? Or growing on a wall? When you get home, press them in a large book. In time the plant will
dry out and be preserved.

13/04/2020
Pace Eggs

Pace Eggs is a very old British tradition and involves decoratively dying eggs to be boiled and eaten throughout the Easter weekend. Watch the video for instructions and make your own Easter Monday Pace Eggs:

Happy Easter! The eggs in the Buttercup Dairy window at the People’s Palace are looking a bit plain this Easter! If you ...
12/04/2020

Happy Easter! The eggs in the Buttercup Dairy window at the People’s Palace are looking a bit plain this Easter! If you could decorate them, what would they look like? Print out the egg template in the useful documents section here on our website https://bit.ly/2Xt8C7S and share your eggcellent designs with us! #glasgowlifegoeson #museumsathome #glasgowmuseums

11/04/2020
Peg Egg

It's Easter Weekend - today we are having fun making hatching chickens.

Take a peg, a small rectangle of card and a tiny rectangle of card.

Draw an oval egg shape on small rectangle, then draw a zig zag line across middle of egg for hatching egg. Cut out the egg shape and zig zag lines.

Round off the corners of the tiny rectangle to form an arch shape, then colour in yellow to make your chicks head, add orange for a triangular beak and black pen for 2 dotty eyes and 2 lines for eyebrows.

Stick a little bit of Blu tac below chicks beak. Lay this flat on a table, open the peg and place lower part of peg over Blu tac and press down. Try opening and closing peg to reveal chicks head. Don't forget to show us your Peg Eggs in the comments below. #glasgowlifegoeson #museumsathome #glasgowmuseums

10/04/2020
Woolly Chicks

Revamp the 60s favourite toy Gonk and create a fluffy spring chicken - a fun family activity perfect for Good Friday! You will need wool, scissors, glue, magazine or coloured paper. Watch the video for instructions! And remember to share photos of your chicks with us here. #glasgowlifegoeson #museumsathome

Don't forget to tune in at 2pm today for our latest Glasgow Museums Art Club. You will need wool, scissors, glue, newspa...
10/04/2020

Don't forget to tune in at 2pm today for our latest Glasgow Museums Art Club. You will need wool, scissors, glue, newspapers or coloured papers. Get ready for some Easter fun! #glasgowlifegoeson #museumsathome

08/04/2020
Toddler Time beautiful birds

It's Wednesday afternoon and that means it's Toddler Time at Glasgow Museums.
Are you missing feeding the ducks in your local park? How about creating some beautiful painted birds to brighten our day.
It's as easy as this
#glasgowlifegoeson

Solve an argument for us - is this a chanty, a gazunder, or do you call it by its Sunday name, a chamber pot? Do you hav...
07/04/2020

Solve an argument for us - is this a chanty, a gazunder, or do you call it by its Sunday name, a chamber pot? Do you have a different name altogether? Let us know! #glasgowlifegoeson

The Mackintosh Tearooms are stored at Kelvin Hall. The image is a very pretty coat stand and umbrella stand from the tea...
06/04/2020

The Mackintosh Tearooms are stored at Kelvin Hall. The image is a very pretty coat stand and umbrella stand from the tearooms. Why not make iced biscuits inspired by Mackintosh's designs? We've used food colouring and icing for the lines.
#glasgowlifegoeson

03/04/2020
Weave a 'God's Eye'

Every Friday here at Glasgow Museums we will be adapting our GoMA Art Club so you can give it a go at home! The videos will be saved on the page so you can do them at your leisure.
Today we are going to weave a 'God's Eye'

You will need:
- 2 sticks/ straws
- yarn
- scissors

Have fun and remember to share your finished designs with us, we would love to see!

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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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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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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...
Desde España un saludo al Glenlee.
Matt, If you got time the kids will love it Only along the road from the distillery
Everything apart from the now increased parking charges which I believe don’t directly benefit the museum.
Oor Wullie, cheerful despite the ominous sky behind him!
hiya ,do you know if the Italian car show will be returning to the museum this year as have yet to find any info or do you know of any car meets over the next few weeks/months.many thanks.stu