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Social Media House Rules: https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/social **In line with the Scottish Government’s level two Covid-19 guidelines, the museum is currently open to pre-booked ticket holders only. You can book tickets at glasgowmuseums.com. Social distancing and enhanced hygiene measures are in place. Please note that the cafe and shop are currently closed. Visit the new Riverside Museum for FR

Social Media House Rules: https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/social **In line with the Scottish Government’s level two Covid-19 guidelines, the museum is currently open to pre-booked ticket holders only. You can book tickets at glasgowmuseums.com. Social distancing and enhanced hygiene measures are in place. Please note that the cafe and shop are currently closed. Visit the new Riverside Museum for FR

Operating as usual

Steam didn’t “replace” sail in the way we sometimes think, and coal or oil powered engines aren’t always more “efficient...
16/09/2021

Steam didn’t “replace” sail in the way we sometimes think, and coal or oil powered engines aren’t always more “efficient”.

These two models from Glasgow Museums’ collection show designs that date from the same year, 1890, but with two very different types of journey in mind. The transatlantic liner Oregon (top) was intended to carry passengers to a speedy five-day timetable across the Atlantic. The five-masted barque France (bottom) was designed to carry essential, but bulky, cargoes of fertilizer from South America to Europe. Steam engines were the most appropriate source of power for the liner, but sail power was much cheaper, and just as efficient, for the owners of France.

That’s the nineteenth century solution, but cargo ships using the latest designs for wind power are being developed around the world today. They are considered as part our requirement for carbon-neutral transport.

#OurClimateStories

We are delighted to announce that as of today our restaurant has re-opened! We have a brand new menu and we are acceptin...
06/09/2021

We are delighted to announce that as of today our restaurant has re-opened!
We have a brand new menu and we are accepting card and cash payments.

**Exploring Fossil Fuels: Spotlight on Plastics**Wednesday 29th September from 4 – 5.20pm.Hosted on MS Teams.In this onl...
05/09/2021
Exploring Fossil Fuels: Spotlight on Plastics

**Exploring Fossil Fuels: Spotlight on Plastics**
Wednesday 29th September from 4 – 5.20pm.
Hosted on MS Teams.

In this online CPD for primary teachers, being delivered by the Glasgow Museums' Learning & Access team, we aim to:
- Deepen participants' knowledge and understanding of Fossil Fuels.
- Explore ways in which humans use fossil fuels in everyday life- not only for energy but in many of our everyday goods such as plastic.
-.Provide ideas for interdisciplinary learning activities which can be used at class / home to allow pupils to explore the impacts of human activity and the greener choices we can all make.
- Highlight resources and sources of further information.

This session supports the city's wider climate change programme happening in response to COP26.

Glasgow teachers book on CPD manager: course ref ‘Museums01’.
Teachers outwith Glasgow should book via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exploring-fossil-fuels-spotlight-on-plastics-tickets-168248125673

#OurClimateStories #TeachersCPD #PrimaryCPD

An interactive CPD session for primary teachers exploring fossil fuels, their everyday uses and the choices we can make for greener future

📢 📢 Schools announcement! 📢 📢 We are now accepting self-led educational group visits to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum...
03/09/2021

📢 📢 Schools announcement! 📢 📢

We are now accepting self-led educational group visits to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Riverside Museum, GoMA - Glasgow Museums and People's Palace. Bring your group along for a look around to see your favourite displays. We can also assist with providing trails to use during your visit.

Visits must be booked in advance by calling 0141 276 9505 (option 1, Mon – Fri 10am-4pm) or emailing [email protected]. At present we have no packed lunch or café facilities, but you can use the benches or picnic tables outside our venues.

For more information on Covid measures in place in our venues, please visit our website www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums.

📢 📢 Schools announcement! 📢 📢

We are now accepting self-led educational group visits to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Riverside Museum, GoMA - Glasgow Museums and People's Palace. Bring your group along for a look around to see your favourite displays. We can also assist with providing trails to use during your visit.

Visits must be booked in advance by calling 0141 276 9505 (option 1, Mon – Fri 10am-4pm) or emailing [email protected]. At present we have no packed lunch or café facilities, but you can use the benches or picnic tables outside our venues.

For more information on Covid measures in place in our venues, please visit our website www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums.

Join Curator John Messner and host Dr Sam Willis on the latest Mariner's Mirror podcast as they talk about Glasgow role ...
03/09/2021

Join Curator John Messner and host Dr Sam Willis on the latest Mariner's Mirror podcast as they talk about Glasgow role in the American Civil War and John's new book A Scottish Blockade Runner in the American Civil War - Joannes Wyllie of the steamer Ad-Vance.
https://bit.ly/3jyneNF

Join Curator John Messner and host Dr Sam Willis on the latest Mariner's Mirror podcast as they talk about Glasgow role in the American Civil War and John's new book A Scottish Blockade Runner in the American Civil War - Joannes Wyllie of the steamer Ad-Vance.
https://bit.ly/3jyneNF

We are delighted that most of the interactives at Riverside are now open and to visit the museum you no longer need to b...
01/09/2021

We are delighted that most of the interactives at Riverside are now open and to visit the museum you no longer need to book!
While we will gradually increase visitor numbers your health and safety remains very important to us and some safety measures will stay in place. Find out more here https://bit.ly/33Ts7ry

We are delighted that most of the interactives at Riverside are now open and to visit the museum you no longer need to book!
While we will gradually increase visitor numbers your health and safety remains very important to us and some safety measures will stay in place. Find out more here https://bit.ly/33Ts7ry

A Scottish Blockade Runner in the American Civil War - Joannes Wyllie of the steamer Ad-Vance" is written by John Messne...
01/09/2021

A Scottish Blockade Runner in the American Civil War - Joannes Wyllie of the steamer Ad-Vance" is written by John Messner, one of the curators at the Riverside Museum. John delved deep into archives in the USA and UK to discover the life of Wyllie, the son of a farmer from Fife, who went on to command one of the most successful steamers of the war. A painting of the Ad-Vance forms part of the Blockade Runners display at Riverside and it was John's curiosity about its link to Wyllie that sparked his interest in the forgotten captain. It is illustrated throughout and filled with stories about his time at sea from fellow crew, passengers and the man himself.
By Whittles Publishing, it can be bought following the link below or at your regular online or in person shop.
https://www.whittlespublishing.com/A_Scottish_Blockade...

A Scottish Blockade Runner in the American Civil War - Joannes Wyllie of the steamer Ad-Vance" is written by John Messner, one of the curators at the Riverside Museum. John delved deep into archives in the USA and UK to discover the life of Wyllie, the son of a farmer from Fife, who went on to command one of the most successful steamers of the war. A painting of the Ad-Vance forms part of the Blockade Runners display at Riverside and it was John's curiosity about its link to Wyllie that sparked his interest in the forgotten captain. It is illustrated throughout and filled with stories about his time at sea from fellow crew, passengers and the man himself.
By Whittles Publishing, it can be bought following the link below or at your regular online or in person shop.
https://www.whittlespublishing.com/A_Scottish_Blockade...

Did you know Kelvin Hall has a Gold Award for Green Tourism? As well as that they're a Cycle Friendly Employer and delig...
31/08/2021

Did you know Kelvin Hall has a Gold Award for Green Tourism? As well as that they're a Cycle Friendly Employer and delighted to be taking delivery of a second e-bike with help from Sustrans Scotland! This will be used by staff for commuting, travelling to meetings and maybe even on their next team cycling trip! #ourclimatestories

Did you know Kelvin Hall has a Gold Award for Green Tourism? As well as that they're a Cycle Friendly Employer and delighted to be taking delivery of a second e-bike with help from Sustrans Scotland! This will be used by staff for commuting, travelling to meetings and maybe even on their next team cycling trip! #ourclimatestories

**Exploring Fossil Fuels: Spotlight on Plastics**Wednesday 29th September from 4 – 5.20pm.Hosted on MS Teams.In this onl...
30/08/2021
Exploring Fossil Fuels: Spotlight on Plastics

**Exploring Fossil Fuels: Spotlight on Plastics**
Wednesday 29th September from 4 – 5.20pm.
Hosted on MS Teams.

In this online CPD for primary teachers, being delivered by the Glasgow Museums' Learning & Access team, we aim to:
- Deepen participants' knowledge and understanding of Fossil Fuels.
- Explore ways in which humans use fossil fuels in everyday life- not only for energy but in many of our everyday goods such as plastic.
-.Provide ideas for interdisciplinary learning activities which can be used at class / home to allow pupils to explore the impacts of human activity and the greener choices we can all make.
- Highlight resources and sources of further information.

This session supports the city's wider climate change programme happening in response to COP26.

Glasgow teachers book on CPD manager: course ref ‘Museums01’.
Teachers outwith Glasgow should book via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exploring-fossil-fuels-spotlight-on-plastics-tickets-168248125673

#OurClimateStories #TeachersCPD #PrimaryCPD

An interactive CPD session for primary teachers exploring fossil fuels, their everyday uses and the choices we can make for greener future

**Free Online Session**Toddler Tales - Colours and ShapesTuesday 31st August, 10:30-11:30For 2-5 year olds and their gro...
30/08/2021
Glasgow Museums' Toddler Tales

**Free Online Session**
Toddler Tales - Colours and Shapes
Tuesday 31st August, 10:30-11:30
For 2-5 year olds and their grown ups

Blue circles, red squares and yellow triangles - shapes and colours are all around us in the museum! Join us online where we'll look at some of the fantastic art in our museums and have a go at creating our own modern masterpiece!

We only use simple materials and objects that you will have to hand around the house, but don't worry if you don't have them, you can still attend!
To get the most out of the session, please bring along:
- some colourful scrap paper/card recycling
- some brightly coloured clothes

Click here to book your free online ticket - https://bit.ly/3jiIDdF

Colours and Shapes

**Free Online Session**Toddler Tales - Colours and ShapesTuesday 31st August, 10:30-11:30For 2-5 year olds and their gro...
26/08/2021
Glasgow Museums' Toddler Tales

**Free Online Session**
Toddler Tales - Colours and Shapes
Tuesday 31st August, 10:30-11:30
For 2-5 year olds and their grown ups

Blue circles, red squares and yellow triangles - shapes and colours are all around us in the museum! Join us online where we'll look at some of the fantastic art in our museums and have a go at creating our own modern masterpiece!

We only use simple materials and objects that you will have to hand around the house, but don't worry if you don't have them, you can still attend!
To get the most out of the session, please bring along:
- some colourful scrap paper/card recycling
- some brightly coloured clothes

Click here to book your free online ticket - https://bit.ly/3jiIDdF

Colours and Shapes

**Doing it Greener: Museum Conservation**Clothes moths are perfectly adapted to living indoors. All they need is keratin...
26/08/2021

**Doing it Greener: Museum Conservation**

Clothes moths are perfectly adapted to living indoors. All they need is keratin protein, which is hair, skin, fur, wool, silk & feathers etc. If they don't find a nice lambswool sweater to live on they can live quite happily on household dust which contains hairs and tiny flakes of shed skin.

Museum buildings have lots of objects that are at risk and our job is to display them and preserve them for future generations, just like your wool jumper.
We sometimes have to use chemical sprays or fumigants to do this, but we have learnt to reduce the problem by having a few dust traps in our buildings. By making our buildings easier to clean we reduce time and energy spent on housekeeping and minimise the use of chemicals.

#Ourclimatestories
#BehindTheScenes #MuseumSecrets #MuseumConservation

We are currently experiencing an issue with the booking links for Glasgow Museums. This is in the process of being fixed...
26/08/2021

We are currently experiencing an issue with the booking links for Glasgow Museums. This is in the process of being fixed and should be resolved shortly. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

We are currently experiencing an issue with the booking links for Glasgow Museums. This is in the process of being fixed and should be resolved shortly. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

25/08/2021

We’re pleased to announce that from Monday 30 August, you will no longer need a pre-booked ticket to visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum /Riverside Museum /Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) or the People’s Palace. The last ticketed day will be Sunday 29 August (Thursday 26 August at People’s Palace). The People’s Palace will be open on Wednesdays and Thursdays

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make these changes. We look forward to seeing you soon.

📢 📢 Schools announcement! 📢 📢 We are now accepting self-led educational group visits to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum...
23/08/2021

📢 📢 Schools announcement! 📢 📢

We are now accepting self-led educational group visits to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Riverside Museum, GoMA - Glasgow Museums and People's Palace. Bring your group along for a look around to see your favourite displays. We can also assist with providing trails to use during your visit.

Visits must be booked in advance by calling 0141 276 9505 (option 1, Mon – Fri 10am-4pm) or emailing [email protected]. At present we have no packed lunch or café facilities, but you can use the benches or picnic tables outside our venues.

For more information on Covid measures in place in our venues, please visit our website www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums.

📢 📢 Schools announcement! 📢 📢

We are now accepting self-led educational group visits to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Riverside Museum, GoMA - Glasgow Museums and People's Palace. Bring your group along for a look around to see your favourite displays. We can also assist with providing trails to use during your visit.

Visits must be booked in advance by calling 0141 276 9505 (option 1, Mon – Fri 10am-4pm) or emailing [email protected]. At present we have no packed lunch or café facilities, but you can use the benches or picnic tables outside our venues.

For more information on Covid measures in place in our venues, please visit our website www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums.

21/08/2021
Weaving Part 2

The Art of Fun Sustainable Weaving.

In our Mungo Murray tartan plaid inspired weaving activity, now learn how to finish, and create a beautiful wall hanging.

#OurClimateStories
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21/08/2021
Weaving Part 2

The Art of Fun Sustainable Weaving.

In our Mungo Murray tartan plaid inspired weaving activity, now learn how to finish, and create a beautiful wall hanging.

#OurClimateStories
Please help us to evaluate this content here: http://bit.ly/LMMEvaluation

21/08/2021
Weaving Part 1

Inspired by tartan plaid worn by Lord Mungo Murray have fun weaving a wall hanging from sustainable, natural materials in these craft videos. Our learning and curatorial teams have been working hard to help everyone think about how we use precious resources. As COP 26 approaches and in the years ahead, little changes to how we live and create can make a big difference!

The Art of Sustainable Weaving Part 2 will be posted today at 5.30pm
#OurClimateStories

Please help us to evaluate this content here: http://bit.ly/LMMEvaluation

21/08/2021
Weaving Part 1

Inspired by tartan plaid worn by Lord Mungo Murray have fun weaving a wall hanging from sustainable, natural materials in these craft videos. Our learning and curatorial teams have been working hard to help everyone think about how we use precious resources. As COP 26 approaches and in the years ahead, little changes to how we live and create can make a big difference!

The Art of Sustainable Weaving Part 2 will be posted today at 5.30pm
#OurClimateStories

Please help us to evaluate this content here: http://bit.ly/LMMEvaluation

Our curator John Messner is a guest on the latest Mariner's Mirror podcast where he talks about blockade running in the ...
20/08/2021
Maritime Scotland 3: A Blockade Runner from Fife in the American Civil War - SNR

Our curator John Messner is a guest on the latest Mariner's Mirror podcast where he talks about blockade running in the American Civil War and his new book A Scottish Blockade Runner in the American Civil War - Joannes Wyllie of the steamer Ad-Vance. Join John and host Dr Sam Willis as they discuss Glasgow's role in the conflict and how sailors like Wyllie found themselves on the decks on Clyde built steamers running the blockade.

https://snr.org.uk/the-mariners-mirror-podcast/cover-maritime-scotland-3-a-blockade-runner-from-fife-in-the-american-civil-war/

This the third episode in our special series on the maritime history of Scotland. Dr Sam Willis explores the remarkable career of Joannes Wyllie, a Fife man who made a fortune running guns from Glasgow to the confederate south during the American Civil War (1861-5) – revealing Scotland’s hidden ...

Our Tram man has lost ten of his favourite dinosaurs around the Riverside Museum.  Can you help find them? Come find ten...
18/08/2021

Our Tram man has lost ten of his favourite dinosaurs around the Riverside Museum. Can you help find them?

Come find ten mini dinosaurs hiding around the Riverside Museum for some safe family fun!

Available every day, free, all welcome!

Our Tram man has lost ten of his favourite dinosaurs around the Riverside Museum. Can you help find them?

Come find ten mini dinosaurs hiding around the Riverside Museum for some safe family fun!

Available every day, free, all welcome!

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G2 7

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm

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0141 287 2720

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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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HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY RIVERSIDE! Hope we can celebrate properly soon.😀
handy hint ,perhaps have signs on the pavements say in partick or near where people in wheelchairs and there carers maybe walking from even the car park stating that you need tickets to get into the museum .i found out the hardway as did the 85 year old wheelchair bound lady as we had walked all the way from partick in sleet and rain desperate to get a cup of tea and see the museum and use the bathroom and we got told we couldnt enter ....unreal and frankly disgusting....so my mum who was stuck in a care home for a year was so upset to not even have a chance to visit the place not every person in the world is ONLINE esp those in care homes and disabled people who cant use technology.
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