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Glasgow Museums is a sub brand of Glasgow Life and is the operating name of Culture and Sport Glasgow ("CSG"). CSG is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland with company number SC313851 and having its registered office at 20 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5ES. CSG is registered as a charity with the office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (No SC037844). It operates and carries out its activities under the name Glasgow Life and/or the above sub-brand. Trading Company Glasgow Life and the sub-brand mentioned above are the operating name(s) of Culture and Sport Glasgow (Trading) CIC ("CSG CIC"). CSG CIC is a community interest company, registered in Scotland with company number SC313850 and having its registered office at 20 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5ES. It operates and carries out its activities under the name Glasgow Life and/or the above sub brand.

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Fancy a chat with our curators? Then join 'Coffee with a curator', our new series of online conversations about our disp...
26/01/2021
Coffee with a curator - At Home

Fancy a chat with our curators? Then join 'Coffee with a curator', our new series of online conversations about our displays and collection!

In the first talk, on Friday 5th February at 1pm, producer curator Katie Bruce will discuss the history of LGBTQ+ programming at GoMA.

The talks are part of the GoMA at 25 - At Home programme, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Gallery of Modern Art.

Book your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/coffee-with-a-curator-at-home-tickets-138299382175

GoMA at 25: A short introduction to the history of LGBTQ+ programming at GoMA

A Highland Chieftain: Portrait of Lord Mungo Murray and the Weapons of the Highland Warrior!Lord Mungo has a fine pair o...
25/01/2021
Scottish Pistols

A Highland Chieftain: Portrait of Lord Mungo Murray and the Weapons of the Highland Warrior!

Lord Mungo has a fine pair of Scottish pistols hooked onto his belt. Pistols made by Scottish craftsmen are of a type unlike any other. Join Ralph Moffat, Curator of European Arms & Armour, to find out more about these beautifully-decorated – and lethal – weapons.

https://youtu.be/tOJTJyQbjyU

If you have a spare minute, we'd love to know what you think of our video! You can share your thoughts here: http://bit.ly/LMMEvaluation

Lord Mungo Murray and the Weapons of the Highland Warrior.Lord Mungo has a fine pair of Scottish pistols hooked onto his belt. Pistols made by Scottish craft...

To celebrate Burns Night, as readings of his work echo in homes across the country, we thought we would look at works by...
25/01/2021
Gallery Of Modern Art (GoMA) GlasgowRobert Burns & Graham Fagen

To celebrate Burns Night, as readings of his work echo in homes across the country, we thought we would look at works by Graham Fagen from Glasgow Museums’ modern and contemporary art collection. In his ongoing research, the artist explores his own feelings around the connection with Burns, reggae, Scottish and West Indian heritage, and Scotland’s contribution to the Transatlantic Slave Trade in an ‘attempt to understand the history and how the past continues to impact on the present’.

Read the full article here https://bit.ly/2Mk4nIe

January 25 is Burns Night and as readings of his work echo in homes across the country with images of the man appearing on our social media timelines, we thought we would look at works by Graham Fa…

The People's Palace was opened by Archibald Primrose, the Earl of Roseberry, 123 years ago today. The People’s Palace wa...
22/01/2021

The People's Palace was opened by Archibald Primrose, the Earl of Roseberry, 123 years ago today. The People’s Palace was built in the belief the city should be involved in supporting people’s cultural needs to improve their health and well-being. These are principles which are just as true today and we remain committed to that vision and the promise made by Archibald Primrose that the People’s Palace should always remain open to people in Glasgow. We continue to work with local groups and stakeholders to develop a long term plan for the People’s Palace to ensure it plays its part in Glasgow’s future. – Councillor David McDonald, Chair of Glasgow Life and Depute Leader of Glasgow City Council.

Looking for ways to feel calmer, happier? Join the Glasgow Museums learning team on Sunday 7th February and explore your...
21/01/2021
Mindful Art Session - At Home

Looking for ways to feel calmer, happier? Join the Glasgow Museums learning team on Sunday 7th February and explore your creativity in a safe, non-judgmental, way with our online mindful art workshop.

During this one hour session, participants will be guided in experiencing some simple mindfulness and art techniques. No previous abilities required.

This is a chance to build some 'me' time into your day and experience the positive effects that art-making can bring to your body and mind.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mindful-art-session-at-home-tickets-137435484233

Looking for ways to feel calmer, happier? Join the Glasgow Museums learning team and explore your creativity in this mindful art workshop

In line with the Scottish Government’s enhanced Level Four Covid-19 restrictions and Stay at Home regulations, our museu...
19/01/2021

In line with the Scottish Government’s enhanced Level Four Covid-19 restrictions and Stay at Home regulations, our museums, libraries, Glasgow Club gyms and Tramway will remain closed to the public until at least mid-February. For our latest Covid-19 updates, visit https://bit.ly/2U6usMg

Shout out to Lawrence Chaney for a fabulous performance yesterday at #DragRaceUK and an amazing dress inspired by our ow...
15/01/2021

Shout out to Lawrence Chaney for a fabulous performance yesterday at #DragRaceUK and an amazing dress inspired by our own Charles Rennie Mackintosh! But Lawrence will always be in our hearts for her brilliant performance at GoMA - Glasgow Museums with the GoMA Youth Group in November 2019!
We can't wait to see what's next and we are of course #TeamChaney

Are you a new parent missing out on classes to attend with your baby? Then join the Glasgow Museums’ learning team for s...
13/01/2021
Creative Parents

Are you a new parent missing out on classes to attend with your baby? Then join the Glasgow Museums’ learning team for so relaxed and creative session for parents with babies born in this past year (ages 0-walking).

During these 45-minute online workshops, we will experience some simple art and relaxation techniques. We will play with colour, drawing, and patterns, while guiding 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!

Each session will focus on a different artwork and project - you can attend one or more of them. You will receive a link to join the session and further instructions the day before the session.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creative-parents-tickets-136430157273?aff=

Image: Victoria Morton, "Photosynthesis", 2014, Donated to Glasgow Museums by the Trustees of the Hamilton Bequest, 2018, © Victoria Morton

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

In line with the Scottish Government’s enhanced Level Four Covid-19 restrictions and Stay at Home regulations, all Glasg...
05/01/2021

In line with the Scottish Government’s enhanced Level Four Covid-19 restrictions and Stay at Home regulations, all Glasgow Life museums, libraries, Glasgow Club gyms and Tramway will remain closed to the public until at least the end of January. For Glasgow Life’s latest Covid-19 updates, visit https://bit.ly/2U6usMg

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

A very Merry Christmas to all from Glasgow Museums!
25/12/2020

A very Merry Christmas to all from Glasgow Museums!

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 the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) will close at 4pm on this Sunday 20 December and reopen at 11am on Mond...
18/12/2020
Gallery of Modern Art

A reminder that the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) will close at 4pm on this Sunday 20 December and reopen at 11am on Monday 4 January 2021.
There are still tickets available if you'd like to visit GoMA this weekend, book your free ticket here: https://bit.ly/2QEUFwC

Situated in the heart of the City Centre, GoMA is Scotland's most visited modern art gallery displaying work that highlights the interests, influences and working methods of artists from around the world.

Feeling Christmassy enough yet? 🎄 🎅 ❄️ 🎁  Come and get a FREE art pack from GoMA - Glasgow Museums this weekend! Book yo...
18/12/2020

Feeling Christmassy enough yet? 🎄 🎅 ❄️ 🎁 Come and get a FREE art pack from GoMA - Glasgow Museums this weekend! Book your free ticket here: https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/venues/gallery-of-modern-art-goma

Thanks to Glasgow City Heritage Trust for funding the packs, filled with materials and ideas for activities inspired by the history of our building.

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

Glasgow City Archives
17/12/2020

Glasgow City Archives

We’re looking at presents 🎁 today for the #ArchiveAdventCalender. Hands up who still has Christmas presents to buy 🙋 This 1974 shopping guide aimed to encourage Christmas shopping in the city’s shops

Ref: D-IB37
#Presents #Shopping #Lastminutepanicbuying

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

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

Address

Glasgow Life, 220 High Street
Glasgow
G1 1

General information

Admission to all our museums is free, most have café facilities and a shop, and we warmly welcome children. A small entry charge may apply to some temporary exhibitions. The following museums are closed to the public on Mondays: - Glasgow Museums Resource Centre - People's Palace (The Winter Gardens, adjacent to the People's Palace will remain open on Mondays) - Provand's Lordship - Scotland Street School Museum - St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art - Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Gallery of Modern Art and The Burrell Collection are open to the public daily. This profile is monitored regularly & we aim to answer enquiries within 24 hours. For more immediate responses please call 0141 287 4350 during office hours.

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

Telephone

0141 287 4350

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Wonderful to be able to share our WWI programme of exhibitions and displays, including the emotive Brushes with War exhibition currently making its European debut at Kelvingrove Museum, with our Spanish speaking friends.
We're glad you enjoyed our WWI exhibition and displays. With the centenary of the end of the First World War approaching on Sunday, Kelvingrove Museum is the perfect spot to reflect, or learn a little more about this tragic time in history.
Glasgow is the city of Mackintosh, the forerunner of modernity (architecture and design) with many museums (all free!). It also has a medieval part and street art that makes it very pleasant to visit -->
Something for everyone on the first weekend of this year's Glasgow Southside Fringe. History, food, hands-on activities, music, drink, theatre, craft stalls and not forgetting our fortune-telling goat. Special guest appearance by the Laird of Langside and other well-known locals.
Over the weekend of the 12th and 13th May 2018, Langside Community Heritage, Inhouse CIC, and many other amazing community organisations have curated a programme of events in and around Queen’s Park to mark the 450 year anniversary of the Battle of Langside. Langside 450 is not a commemoration or celebration of battle but is about the coming together of the local community and the area’s rich past. Music: Bamya Big Noise Brass Aye Gaynor Barradell Govanhill Voices Horse Whisperer Michael Daly TM The Lovely Choir Thistle Doo Recorder Group and many more! Theatre: Baldy Bane Theatre Company and Locals schools present: ‘For Auld Lang-Side’ - a dramatic and musical journey through the history of the local area! Talks, Tours, and Activities: A symposium of talks on subjects of local interest by community organizations and local historians. There will also be a range of hands-on activities suitable for all ages including: Falconry, Psychic Goat Historical Demonstrations Arts and Crafts Archaeological digs Sign-ups for walking tours of the battle site will be made available soon. Procession: A grand procession and fanfare involving local community groups, artists, musicians, and residents. There will also be food and drink available from a variety of local producers!
Pic shows Will Cooper, curator at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow (GoMA) where one of the most unusual exhibitions to be staged there comes to an end on Thursday (March 18). Mr. Cooper could be forgiven if he feels a certain sense of relief when it closes. For he’s had the task of making sure that the living plants which feature in the show haven’t died during its three months’ run. Artist Aaron Angell, a keen gardener, planted a miniature Victorian greenhouse with ferns and mosses as part of the exhibition. And Will Cooper reveals that, even on his days off, he’s been returning to the gallery to water them. He says: “Aaron would have been very upset if the plants had died so I felt personally responsible for their care.”
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Is the sand pit at Riverside Museum coming back anytime soon....??? 😀
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is there parking at Kelvinhall ?