Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

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We hold an enormous collection of objects that aren't currently on display in the other eight Glasgow Museums, we have everything from tiny insects to large transport and more. 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

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

This social media channel is not currently being monitored. Due to the constantly evolving nature of the coronavirus (CO...
19/03/2020
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Due to the constantly evolving nature of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation we are focusing customer communications on key channels to ensure the most up to date information is given to you as quickly as possible.

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Coronavirus - Latest Information

In line with the government’s advice on reducing social contact, Glasgow Life has taken the difficult decision to suspen...
17/03/2020

In line with the government’s advice on reducing social contact, Glasgow Life has taken the difficult decision to suspend all services from this evening. This will apply to every Glasgow Life venue across the city which will shut from close of play on Tuesday 17 March. We expect the suspension to continue until the end of April.

Glasgow Life already offers a range of online resources for people to use, and we are intending to extend these services as soon as possible.

All Glasgow Sport activities will be suspended, including indoor and outdoor activities as well as the outreach programme. Glasgow Club membership fees will be automatically frozen (we will do this, you do not need to contact us). Museums, concert halls and libraries will close. Community facilities will close to the public and we will contact tenants to discuss access. We will prioritise how we continue to deliver our targeted essential services.

We are sorry for the inconvenience and disruption this will cause. Further updates will be posted here as soon as they are available: https://bit.ly/2QmB5I7

Did you know that every Saturday here at GMRC we run a family programme for ages 5+? It is absolutely free and does not ...
05/03/2020

Did you know that every Saturday here at GMRC we run a family programme for ages 5+? It is absolutely free and does not need to be booked. It runs from 1.30-4pm and each week has a different theme!

This Saturday 7th March, join us and be inspired by the amazing paintings held here at GMRC and create your own themed hat!

Come along to our new dementia-friendly cafe, Coffee & Culture!Working in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland, Glasgow M...
03/03/2020

Come along to our new dementia-friendly cafe, Coffee & Culture!

Working in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland, Glasgow Museums provides a supportive environment in which to meet up with others in a unique museum venue for a look at some museum objects followed by tea, coffee and a chat.

Coffee & Culture is a free programme which provides an opportunity to meet people, view objects, find out about some of the museum displays and access information and support in a relaxing setting.

These are friendly and welcoming sessions for people with dementia and their carers.

Sessions are held once a month at the Glasgow Museums Resource Centre from 1.30-3.30pm.

Sessions are free and do not need to be booked.

Monday March 9th— Fossils
Monday April 6th— Mystery Objects
Monday 18th May— Ship Models

Join us this Thursday 5th March at 2.30pm and explore the collections as we go on a journey around the world in 10 objec...
02/03/2020

Join us this Thursday 5th March at 2.30pm and explore the collections as we go on a journey around the world in 10 objects! This one hour tour is absolutely free, it is open to all, and there is no need to book.

Join us in GMRC on Tuesday 3rd March at 2.30pm and discover some of the UK's butterflies. Hear their stories: from how t...
29/02/2020

Join us in GMRC on Tuesday 3rd March at 2.30pm and discover some of the UK's butterflies. Hear their stories: from how they came to the Museum to how they live in the wild, and where you might see them yourself.

This special interest tour is completely free and all are welcome - but it does need to be booked. Call us on 0141 276 9300 or email [email protected]

Today is #PolarBearDayDid you know that a polar bear’s fur isn’t white? It’s transparent with a hollow core that reflect...
27/02/2020

Today is #PolarBearDay

Did you know that a polar bear’s fur isn’t white? It’s transparent with a hollow core that reflects light. They look whitest in high-angled sunlight after the summer moult period. Our museum store lighting makes this polar bear look a little bit yellow.

This polar bear is kept at GMRC. Its ID number is Z.1989.70.6 and you can see its record online at https://bit.ly/2wfHyNx

Did you know that every Saturday here at GMRC we run a family programme for ages 5+? It is absolutely free and does not ...
27/02/2020

Did you know that every Saturday here at GMRC we run a family programme for ages 5+? It is absolutely free and does not need to be booked. It runs from 1.30-4pm and each week has a different theme!

This Saturday 29th February, join us as we investigate some of the amazing flying creatures in our stores then design, decorate and fly your own fantastic flying machine!

Join us in GMRC on Tuesday 3rd March at 2.30pm and discover some of the UK's butterflies. Hear their stories: from how t...
26/02/2020

Join us in GMRC on Tuesday 3rd March at 2.30pm and discover some of the UK's butterflies. Hear their stories: from how they came to the Museum to how they live in the wild, and where you might see them yourself.

This special interest tour is completely free and all are welcome - but it does need to be booked. Call us on 0141 276 9300 or email [email protected]

Did you know that GMRC offers free tailored tours and workshops for your community group? Phone us on 0141 276 9300 or e...
24/02/2020

Did you know that GMRC offers free tailored tours and workshops for your community group? Phone us on 0141 276 9300 or email [email protected] to find out more.

Come along on Tuesday 25th February at 2.30pm for an hour long exploration of our arms & armour collection and discover ...
23/02/2020

Come along on Tuesday 25th February at 2.30pm for an hour long exploration of our arms & armour collection and discover how human beings have progressed from the thrown rock to firearms.

This tour is absolutely free but it does need to be booked. Call us on 0141 276 9300 or email [email protected] to secure your place.

Are you looking for a relaxing afternoon away from the horrible wind and rain? Join us for a Lazy Sunday on 23rd Februar...
21/02/2020

Are you looking for a relaxing afternoon away from the horrible wind and rain?

Join us for a Lazy Sunday on 23rd February at 1.30pm and come along to GMRC to see some of our amazing collection of ancient Roman objects! Handle real artefacts and have a chat over a cup of tea or coffee (which will be provided!).

Lazy Sundays are absolutely free and do not need to be booked. They are aimed at adults (16+).

Join us on Saturday and be inspired by the work of the Macdonald sisters to create your own winter scene gesso panel fro...
20/02/2020

Join us on Saturday and be inspired by the work of the Macdonald sisters to create your own winter scene gesso panel from card and string.

Our Store Hunters sessions run every Saturday from 1.30 to 4pm. There is no need to book and all sessions are absolutely FREE! Activities are suitable for ages 5+

Join us tomorrow, Thursday 20th February, at 2.30pm on one of our fascinating art tours through GMRC's paintings store, ...
19/02/2020

Join us tomorrow, Thursday 20th February, at 2.30pm on one of our fascinating art tours through GMRC's paintings store, led by our wonderful volunteers.

The tour lasts for one hour and it is absolutely free, but it does need to be booked. Call us on 0141 276 9300 or email [email protected]

Did you know we run activities for babies and their carers here at GMRC? These are relaxed and playful sessions where yo...
18/02/2020

Did you know we run activities for babies and their carers here at GMRC? These are relaxed and playful sessions where you will get to visit the museum stores and take part in some fun (and often messy!) craft activities. It is also a great way to meet new people and have a chat with other families.

Wee Creatives is absolutely free but it does need to be booked. The next sessions are on the following dates:

26th February - 10.30-11.30am & 1.30-2.30pm
25th March - 10.30-11.30am & 1.30-2.30pm
29th April - 10.30-11.30am & 1.30-2.30pm

We had a brilliant afternoon at our glass etching workshop here at GMRC, where participants were inspired by Mackintosh ...
16/02/2020

We had a brilliant afternoon at our glass etching workshop here at GMRC, where participants were inspired by Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style. This is a very popular workshop and we will be running it again in the future. Keep an eye out for our new adult What's On guide in the next few weeks which will detail all upcoming workshops.

Join us this Saturday and see if you could survive in the rainforest! Discover the stories of the people and animals who...
13/02/2020

Join us this Saturday and see if you could survive in the rainforest! Discover the stories of the people and animals who live there, take part in fun craft activities, and learn how you can help to protect the rainforest.

Our Store Hunters sessions run every Saturday from 1.30 to 4pm. There is no need to book and all sessions are absolutely FREE! Activities are suitable for ages 5+

Come along to GMRC on Thursday 13th February at 2.30pm and discover some of the highlights of our technology and shipbui...
11/02/2020

Come along to GMRC on Thursday 13th February at 2.30pm and discover some of the highlights of our technology and shipbuilding collection. This tour is FREE and there is no need to book.

Join us on our next Creative Sunday on 16th February for a fun-filled glass etching workshop. You don't need any previou...
10/02/2020

Join us on our next Creative Sunday on 16th February for a fun-filled glass etching workshop. You don't need any previous experience or any artistic ability. All materials will be provided, along with tea & coffee.

Creative Sundays are aimed at adults (16+) and they are absolutely free, however you do need to book a space. Call us on 0141 276 9300 or email [email protected]

10/02/2020

Weather Warning at GMRC

Our scheduled tours and workshops are still running today, however if you are driving in please be aware that there is heavy flooding in the local area.

Most of the paintings held here at GMRC were donated to Glasgow Museums in the late 1800s. The donors came from all walk...
09/02/2020

Most of the paintings held here at GMRC were donated to Glasgow Museums in the late 1800s. The donors came from all walks of life. Come along to GMRC on Tuesday 11th February at 2.30pm and hear some of their stories behind the paintings they gave to us.

This tour has to be booked in advance. Call us on 0141 276 9300 or email [email protected] to book your place.

You can also visit www.glasgowmuseumsartdonors.co.uk to learn more.

Come to GMRC this Saturday and create a colourful shiny love bug Valentine card inspired by our jewel bug collection!Our...
06/02/2020

Come to GMRC this Saturday and create a colourful shiny love bug Valentine card inspired by our jewel bug collection!

Our Store Hunters sessions run every Saturday from 1.30 to 4pm. There is no need to book and all sessions are absolutely FREE! Activities are suitable for ages 5+

Come along to our new dementia-friendly cafe, Coffee & Culture!Working in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland, Glasgow M...
04/02/2020

Come along to our new dementia-friendly cafe, Coffee & Culture!

Working in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland, Glasgow Museums provides a supportive environment in which to meet up with others in a unique museum venue for a look at some museum objects followed by tea, coffee and a chat.

Coffee & Culture is a free programme which provides an opportunity to meet people, view objects, find out about some of the museum displays and access information and support in a relaxing setting.

These are friendly and welcoming sessions for people with dementia and their carers.

Sessions are held once a month at the Glasgow Museums Resource Centre from 1.30-3.30pm.

Sessions are free and do not need to be booked.

Monday February 10th – Technology
Monday March 9th— Fossils
Monday April 6th— Mystery Objects
Monday 18th May— Ship Models

Our curator Emily Malcolm speaks to John Beattie about a new book entitled Glasgow Museums The Ship Models, a guide to t...
04/02/2020
John Beattie - 03/02/2020 - BBC Sounds

Our curator Emily Malcolm speaks to John Beattie about a new book entitled Glasgow Museums The Ship Models, a guide to the city's internationally important collection of ship models. It's around 43 minutes into the programme https://bbc.in/2u5K1tx.
If you want to hear more Emily and Scotland's only remaining ship model maker Cemal Ozturk are speaking at Aye Write Glasgow's Book Festival on 15 March, tickets available here http://bit.ly/malcolmozturk

News, comment and discussion on the top stories of the day with John Beattie.

Our curator Emily Malcolm speaks to John Beattie about a new book entitled Glasgow Museums The Ship Models, a guide to t...
03/02/2020
John Beattie - 03/02/2020 - BBC Sounds

Our curator Emily Malcolm speaks to John Beattie about a new book entitled Glasgow Museums The Ship Models, a guide to the city's internationally important collection of ship models. It's around 43 minutes into the programme https://bbc.in/2u5K1tx.
If you want to hear more Emily and Scotland's only remaining ship model maker Cemal Ozturk are speaking at Aye Write Glasgow's Book Festival on 15 March, tickets available here http://bit.ly/malcolmozturk

News, comment and discussion on the top stories of the day with John Beattie.

Join us this Thursday 6th February at 2.30pm and explore the collections as we go on a journey around the world in 10 ob...
03/02/2020

Join us this Thursday 6th February at 2.30pm and explore the collections as we go on a journey around the world in 10 objects! This one hour tour is absolutely free, it is open to all, and there is no need to book.

Most of the paintings held here at GMRC were donated to Glasgow Museums in the late 1800s. The donors came from all walk...
02/02/2020

Most of the paintings held here at GMRC were donated to Glasgow Museums in the late 1800s. The donors came from all walks of life. Come along to GMRC on Tuesday 11th February at 2.30pm and hear some of their stories behind the paintings they gave to us.

This tour has to be booked in advance. Call us on 0141 276 9300 or email [email protected] to book your place.

You can also visit www.glasgowmuseumsartdonors.co.uk to learn more.

Join us at GMRC this Saturday for Mackintosh Impressions!This fun family printing workshop will explore the symbols and ...
30/01/2020

Join us at GMRC this Saturday for Mackintosh Impressions!

This fun family printing workshop will explore the symbols and insprirations behind the work of Mackintosh and his peers and inspire you to create your own print to take home!

Our Store Hunters sessions run every Saturday from 1.30 to 4pm. There is no need to book and all sessions are absolutely FREE! Activities are suitable for ages 5+

GMRC offers free tailored tours and workshops for your community group, phone us on 0141 276 9300 or email GMRCBookings@...
28/01/2020

GMRC offers free tailored tours and workshops for your community group, phone us on 0141 276 9300 or email [email protected]k to find out more.

On Tuesday 4th February at 2.30pm you can get up close to our amazing collection of ship models, giving you lots of time...
26/01/2020

On Tuesday 4th February at 2.30pm you can get up close to our amazing collection of ship models, giving you lots of time to look at construction and detail.

This tour does need to be booked and there are only a couple of spaces left. Give us a ring on 0141 276 9300 or email [email protected]

Join us on our Amazing Animals tour at GMRC on Thursday 30th January at 2.30pm. These tours are family friendly, free an...
24/01/2020

Join us on our Amazing Animals tour at GMRC on Thursday 30th January at 2.30pm. These tours are family friendly, free and there is no need to book!

Wednesday 22nd January 4 – 5.30pmJoin us for a sculpture-themed CPD session for Art and Design teachers at Glasgow Museu...
08/01/2020

Wednesday 22nd January 4 – 5.30pm

Join us for a sculpture-themed CPD session for Art and Design teachers at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre. Take part in an informal tour of our art stores, discovering a range of contemporary and classical sculpture from our collections along the way. Explore ways in which you can develop your pupils’ critical analysis skills and find out about resources available for use back in class.
Refreshments will be provided on arrival.

Glasgow teachers should book via CPD Manager; non-Glasgow teachers can book by calling the museum education service on 0141 276 9505 / 9506. Cost is £10 (Glasgow teachers), £15 (non Glasgow)

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Glasgow Museums Resource Centre 200 Woodhead Road, South Nitshill Industrial Estate
Glasgow
G53 7NN

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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Had a great time today @ Resource Centre Karen, our guide was so knowledgeable & happy to share information. Will definitely be back in summer. PS another deep pool to drive through close to the centre, scar!!!
Lovely day at GMRC yesterday, great fun although my efforts were awful lol - thanks to Billy for all his patience and enthusiasm - will definitely be back
Thank you for wonderful day for our Smiley Saturday group https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.407457636655613&type=1&l=18edc08999
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Great afternoon at the scary tour and great activities for the kids
We are delighted to announce our forthcoming show for April - Tom H Shanks RSW RGI PAI Scottish Panoramas: Watercolours & Drawings. 7 th till 28th April
March the 18th I partecipated in the drawing event organized in Glasgow Museum Resource Centre. “Exploring Still Life” event started from the review of the still life paintings from the MRC across the ages. It was very inspiring experience. The second part of meeting took part in the workshop studio where we were trying to draw and paint our own composition from the available objects. Before that, we were explained the base knowledge of colours and we saw the colour wheel. Then, we partecipated in the demostraion of carbon shading. Me and the rest of the group enjoyed a lot this event. We are very grateful to Ioanna- the event leader-for her very professional artistic help. Ioanna organized an amazing meeting and we can not wait for the next one.
Please support our bid to bring outdoor play and environmental arts to Dams to Darnley country park this summer! The project will be a fab collaboration between Spider Arts, Operation Play Outdoors & SAPC Community Sports Hub! Please vote for Wild at HeART for the Our Place Fund & don't forget to use ALL 5 of your votes for them to be counted! All members of your household are eligible to vote as long as they are 1 year old, so please register everyone to help us get the votes we need to make this happen! Thanks so much! https://ourplacefund.participare.io/shared/proposal/d8cd2aa9-db3f-4c5b-b137-c399537e5b62
Nazca pictures
Brilliant fun yesterday. We all had a ball building and racing the bogies. It was really nice to see the kids working together, using their imagination, hands and minds.