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 http://www.glasgow-life.net/customer-involvement/social/Pages/Social-Media-House-Rules.aspx.

"In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still ...
10/11/2019

"In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields."

John McCrae, May 1915

This weekend, come along and explore some of the fascinating objects from World War I and discover how to communicate se...
07/11/2019

This weekend, come along and explore some of the fascinating objects from World War I and discover how to communicate secretly through Morse code, invisible ink and semaphore.

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 on one of our NEW Amazing Animals tour! These are free and there is no need to book.Running on the below dates:S...
06/11/2019

Join us on one of our NEW Amazing Animals tour! These are free and there is no need to book.

Running on the below dates:
Sundays 24th Nov, 19th Jan, 16th Feb. 11.30am-12.30pm

Thursdays 7th Nov, 5th Dec, 30th Jan, 27th Feb. 2.30-3.30pm

This wonderful drawing by Édouard Manet shows Mariano Camprubi, the leader of a traditional Spanish dance troupe perform...
05/11/2019

This wonderful drawing by Édouard Manet shows Mariano Camprubi, the leader of a traditional Spanish dance troupe performing in Paris in 1862.

The English writer George Moore describes Camprubi as ‘not handsome, but his thin face with its high cheekbones and splendid black moustaches is full of insolence and fire.’

Find out more about @movember at https://uk.movember.com/

It's Movember! How will your moustache compare to this dapper gentleman's at the end of the month? If you look very clos...
02/11/2019

It's Movember! How will your moustache compare to this dapper gentleman's at the end of the month? If you look very closely, you can see that he was originally wearing a much more flamboyant outfit, with a billowing cloak and a large hat with plume!

You can see some of the amazing art collection held here at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre on a Behind the Scenes tour. These are free, open to all, and there is no need to book. Tours run on Wednesdays and Fridays at 2.30pm and on Saturdays and Sundays at 11.30am.

Find out more about Movember at https://uk.movember.com/

We had a brilliant Mini Store Hunters session this morning where we explored the amazing paintings store at GMRC. We lea...
01/11/2019

We had a brilliant Mini Store Hunters session this morning where we explored the amazing paintings store at GMRC. We learned the story of Guy Fawkes, and looked at some of the abstract art in the collection to inspire these fabulous firework paintings!

Mini Store Hunters is aimed at 2-5 year olds and their families. If you missed today's session then don't worry! It's running again on Monday 4th November at 11am and at 1.30pm. No need to book

3, 2, 1... Blast Off! Join us on Saturday and make your own rocket to explore outer space with the GMRC Space Cadets!Our...
01/11/2019

3, 2, 1... Blast Off! Join us on Saturday and make your own rocket to explore outer space with the GMRC Space Cadets!

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+

Happy Halloween! Our object focus for tonight is on this wonderful bronze cauldron from circa 1500-1520. Can you spot th...
31/10/2019

Happy Halloween! Our object focus for tonight is on this wonderful bronze cauldron from circa 1500-1520. Can you spot the frightening bearded faces on the legs?

Happy Diwali! Diwali is a five day festival of light celebrated around the world by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains....
27/10/2019

Happy Diwali!

Diwali is a five day festival of light celebrated around the world by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. This greetings card with messages in English, Hindi and Gujerati shows Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth and purity, with two elephants by her side.

People light candles on Diwali to guide Lakshmi and celebrate the triumph of good over evil, as well as to pray for good fortune in the new year.

Join us for a Lazy Sunday at GMRC!This is a chance for you to get away from the pressures of everyday life and have the ...
25/10/2019

Join us for a Lazy Sunday at GMRC!

This is a chance for you to get away from the pressures of everyday life and have the opportunity to explore, handle and learn about a range of objects in our museum stores in a unique and peaceful environment. These informal monthly sessions are free and each time we will explore a different area of the collection. This programme is aimed at adults - all are very welcome and tea and coffee is provided. No need to book - just show up on the day!

Sunday 10th November - Fossils
Sunday 8th December - Egypt
Sunday 19th January - Jewellery
Sunday 23rd February - Romans

This Saturday, investigate the spooky skeletons and skulls in our Natural History collection, then have a go at making y...
24/10/2019

This Saturday, investigate the spooky skeletons and skulls in our Natural History collection, then have a go at making your own!

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+

Autism-Friendly Family WorkshopOn Sunday 3rd November we have our FREE Animals themed autism-friendly family workshop, f...
23/10/2019

Autism-Friendly Family Workshop

On Sunday 3rd November we have our FREE Animals themed autism-friendly family workshop, from 13:30-16:00.

This fun-filled afternoon will involve a short tour into the stores to see some of our taxidermy collection, a chance to handle some real museum objects and take part in animal-themed craft activities, as well as access to a quiet safe space.

Places must be booked in advance by emailing [email protected] or phoning 0141 276 9300. You can also contact us to ask any questions beforehand.

Get creative each month with our museum object inspired art sessions for adults affected by cancer. These social session...
21/10/2019

Get creative each month with our museum object inspired art sessions for adults affected by cancer. These social sessions explore the museum collections and get hands-on with a taster craft session.

Sessions run on the last Monday of each month from 11am-2pm. These are free and do not need to be booked.

28th October - Roll Printing
25th November - Batik & Wax Silk
16th December - Embossed Tiles
27th January - Tote Bags
24th February - Glass Etching

On Tuesday 22nd October at 2.30pm, join us and explore the stories behind some of the fascinating and beautiful African ...
20/10/2019

On Tuesday 22nd October at 2.30pm, join us and explore the stories behind some of the fascinating and beautiful African jewellery in our collection.

This tour is absolutely free but must be booked in advance. Call us on 0141 276 9300 or email [email protected]

On Tuesday 22nd October we are launching our exciting new art project in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland and Nationa...
19/10/2019

On Tuesday 22nd October we are launching our exciting new art project in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland and National Museums Scotland - Museum Connections.

This six week project is aimed at people who are living with or are affected by dementia and will give you the opportunity to explore the amazing museum collection at GMRC and work with a visual artist to discover your creative side!

There are still a couple of spaces left so please do share this flyer with anyone you know who this may be of interest to!

Come along this weekend and have a frighteningly fun time with our terrorizing tour! Find out what lies behind the museu...
17/10/2019

Come along this weekend and have a frighteningly fun time with our terrorizing tour! Find out what lies behind the museum's scary door and have fun with Halloween arts & crafts.

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+

Love Museums? Love Horror films? Then we have the tour for you!This coming Sunday the 20th we have just 6 spaces availab...
16/10/2019

Love Museums? Love Horror films? Then we have the tour for you!

This coming Sunday the 20th we have just 6 spaces available on our tour “Behind the Horror at the GMRC”. Come along and see some very special objects in our collection, which relate to some of the most famous horror films of the 20th century. Featuring titles ranging from Silence of the Lambs to Rosemary’s Baby, this is a unique opportunity to discover some of the key props and how they were filmed.

If you are interested in this FREE tour please phone 0141 276 9300 to book.

Please note this tour is for adults only, as we are dissecting some very scary films!

13/10/2019

Please remember that today's activities have unfortunately had to be cancelled.

Sunday 14th October: Lazy Sundays - Arms & Armour - CANCELLED

We are very sorry for any disappointment and hope to see you at one of our other events soon.

Autism-Friendly Family WorkshopOn Sunday 3rd November we have our FREE Animals themed autism-friendly family workshop, f...
12/10/2019

Autism-Friendly Family Workshop

On Sunday 3rd November we have our FREE Animals themed autism-friendly family workshop, from 13:30-16:00.

This fun-filled afternoon will involve a short tour into the stores to see some of our taxidermy collection, a chance to handle some real museum objects and take part in animal-themed craft activities, as well as access to a quiet safe space.

Places must be booked in advance by emailing [email protected] or phoning 0141 276 9300. You can also contact us to ask any questions beforehand.

12/10/2019

Please remember that today's activities have unfortunately had to be cancelled.

Saturday 12th October: Store Hunters- Monster Masks - CANCELLED

We are very sorry for any disappointment and hope to see you at one of our other events soon.

In addition to our family workshop on Tuesday an autism - friendly quiet space will be available.https://bit.ly/328gxa0
11/10/2019

In addition to our family workshop on Tuesday an autism - friendly quiet space will be available.
https://bit.ly/328gxa0

This month we are launching our new Coffee & Culture Cafe, in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland. These are friendly an...
11/10/2019

This month we are launching our new Coffee & Culture Cafe, in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland. These are friendly and welcoming sessions for people with dementia and their carers.

These free sessions will be held once a month at the Glasgow Museums Resource Centre from 1.30-3.30pm and do not need to be booked.

Please do share this information with anyone you feel would be interested!

Due to unforeseen circumstances the following events are no longer taking place:Saturday 12th October: Store Hunters- Mo...
10/10/2019

Due to unforeseen circumstances the following events are no longer taking place:

Saturday 12th October: Store Hunters- Monster Masks
Sunday 13th October: Lazy Sundays - Arms & Armour

We are very sorry for any disappointment and hope to see you at one of our other events soon.

Why not bring your community group to the museum? At GMRC we offer group tours, as well as dementia friendly & accessibl...
08/10/2019

Why not bring your community group to the museum? At GMRC we offer group tours, as well as dementia friendly & accessible tours in a quiet and stimulating environment - usually along with a cuppa!

If you're interested and would like to bring a group along, contact us on 0141 276 9300 or email [email protected] and we can discuss a visit to meet your needs.

Join us for Wee Creatives! These playful sessions take place in our museum stores - a treasure trove of art and museum o...
07/10/2019

Join us for Wee Creatives! These playful sessions take place in our museum stores - a treasure trove of art and museum objects! Vibrant colours, interesting shapes and surprising stories are sure to keep your young child amazed.

These sessions are suitable for under 2s and run on the last Wednesday of every month at 10.30-11.30am and 1.30-2.30pm. The next sessions are on 30th October, 27th November, and 18th December.

Sessions are free but have to be booked in advance. Call us on 0141 276 9300 or email [email protected]

On Tuesday 8th October at 2.30pm, join us and explore the stories behind some of the fascinating African carvings in the...
06/10/2019

On Tuesday 8th October at 2.30pm, join us and explore the stories behind some of the fascinating African carvings in the collection.

This tour is absolutely free but must be booked in advance. Call us on 0141 276 9300 or email [email protected]

Due to unforeseen circumstances the following events are no longer taking place:Saturday 12th October: Store Hunters- Mo...
04/10/2019

Due to unforeseen circumstances the following events are no longer taking place:

Saturday 12th October: Store Hunters- Monster Masks
Sunday 13th October: Lazy Sundays - Arms & Armour

We are very sorry for any disappointment and hope to see you at one of our other events soon.

Introducing our exciting new art project in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland and National Museums Scotland.This six w...
04/10/2019

Introducing our exciting new art project in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland and National Museums Scotland.

This six week project is aimed at people who are living with or are affected by dementia and will give you the opportunity to explore the amazing museum collection at GMRC and work with a visual artist to discover your creative side!

Please do share this flyer with anyone you know who this may be of interest to!

Get creeped out by our Natural History collection this weekend! On Saturday you'll get to learn all about creepy crawlie...
03/10/2019

Get creeped out by our Natural History collection this weekend! On Saturday you'll get to learn all about creepy crawlies and have a go at making your own.

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 for Mini Store Hunters! Come and explore the stores, handle objects and get creative on the first Monday and Fri...
02/10/2019

Join us for Mini Store Hunters! Come and explore the stores, handle objects and get creative on the first Monday and Friday of each month. October's theme is Wee Ghosts!

Friday 4th October 11am–12noon & Monday 7th October 11am-12noon and 1.30-2.30pm
FREE | Drop-In
Age 2–5yrs

It's October (we can't believe it either)! We've got lots of great tours and activities for all ages this month here at ...
01/10/2019

It's October (we can't believe it either)!

We've got lots of great tours and activities for all ages this month here at GMRC. You can see What's On across all of our museums by downloading our events brochures at the link below:

https://bit.ly/2zThKFF

Glasgow Museums holds a spectacular collection of minerals and fossils here at GMRC. Come along on this fascinating cura...
29/09/2019

Glasgow Museums holds a spectacular collection of minerals and fossils here at GMRC. Come along on this fascinating curator-led tour and see behind the scenes of our amazing geology collection!

Tuesday 1st October 2.30-3.30pm
FREE and open to all
Book in advance, call 0141 276 9300 or email [email protected]

Join us on one of our NEW Amazing Animals tour! These are free and there is no need to book.Running on the below dates: ...
27/09/2019

Join us on one of our NEW Amazing Animals tour! These are free and there is no need to book.

Running on the below dates:

Sundays 29th Sept, 27th Oct, 24th Nov, 19th Jan, 16th Feb. 11.30am-12.30pm

Thursdays 7th Nov, 5th Dec, 30th Jan, 27th Feb. 2.30-3.30pm

Ahoy me hearties! Arrrr, come and join us this Saturday as we take a voyage around the museum stores to discover all thi...
26/09/2019

Ahoy me hearties! Arrrr, come and join us this Saturday as we take a voyage around the museum stores to discover all things piratey! You'll even go home with your own pirate hat and eye patch!

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+

Today in Wee Creatives we have been exploring our painting stores making beautiful autumn trees!There are still spaces l...
25/09/2019

Today in Wee Creatives we have been exploring our painting stores making beautiful autumn trees!

There are still spaces left for this afternoon's session from 1.30-2.30pm if you want to join us.

This will next run on 30th October at 10.30-11.30am and at 1.30-2.30pm.

These playful sessions are aimed at 0-2 year olds and offer a relaxed and informal fun way to explore the museum and get creative!

Call us on 0141 276 9300 or email [email protected] to bring your baby or toddler along.

You can see What's On across all of our museums by downloading our events brochures at the link below:https://bit.ly/2zT...
24/09/2019

You can see What's On across all of our museums by downloading our events brochures at the link below:

https://bit.ly/2zThKFF

Get creative each month with our museum object inspired art sessions for adults affected by cancer. These social session...
23/09/2019

Get creative each month with our museum object inspired art sessions for adults affected by cancer. These social sessions explore the museum collections and get hands-on with a taster craft session.

Sessions run on the last Monday of each month from 11am-2pm. These are free and do not need to be booked.

30th September - Air Drying Clay
28th October - Roll Printing
25th November - Batik & Wax Silk
16th December - Embossed Tiles
27th January - Tote Bags
24th February - Glass Etching

Happy Sunday! We hope everyone has had a chance to relax this weekend!
22/09/2019

Happy Sunday! We hope everyone has had a chance to relax this weekend!

Come along to GMRC on Thursday 26th September at 2.30pm and discover some of the highlights of our technology and shipbu...
21/09/2019

Come along to GMRC on Thursday 26th September at 2.30pm and discover some of the highlights of our technology and shipbuilding collection. You might get to see this Rolls Royce concorde engine on the tour!

This tour is FREE and there is no need to book.

Join us this Saturday and make your own disguise!Our Store Hunters sessions run every Saturday from 1.30 to 4pm. There i...
19/09/2019

Join us this Saturday and make your own disguise!

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+

Explore our fascinating art collection on one of our regular themed art tours, led by our fantastic volunteers.Themed ar...
17/09/2019

Explore our fascinating art collection on one of our regular themed art tours, led by our fantastic volunteers.

Themed art tours run on the following Thursdays from 2.30-3.30pm

3rd October - General Art Tour
31st October - Paintings From the Burrell Collection
28th November - History of English Paintings
23rd January - Paintings by Old Masters
20th February - Periods in Art

All tours are free and open to all, however places are limited and must be booked. Call us on 0141 276 9300 or email [email protected]

On Tuesday 24th September at 2.30pm you can get up close to some of our finest ship models and take the opportunity to l...
15/09/2019

On Tuesday 24th September at 2.30pm you can get up close to some of our finest ship models and take the opportunity to look at the construction and detail.

This curator-led tour is free but must be booked in advance. Please call us on 0141 276 9300 or email [email protected]

Join us on Thursday 19th September at 2.30 as we explore the collections and go on a journey around the world in 10 obje...
14/09/2019

Join us on Thursday 19th September at 2.30 as we explore the collections and 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.

Did you know that you can see Behind the Scenes of Glasgow Museums' stores?There is no need to book and you can just sho...
12/09/2019

Did you know that you can see Behind the Scenes of Glasgow Museums' stores?

There is no need to book and you can just show up on the day to take part in this FREE hour-long exploration of the amazing collection held here at GMRC. You could see anything from a 14th century Scottish sword, to an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus, to a portrait by Renoir.

Tours run every Wednesday and Friday at 2.30pm, and every Saturday and Sunday at 11.30am (some Sunday tours are animal themed, check our What's On Guide). All are very welcome to attend!

Address

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre 200 Woodhead Road, South Nitshill Industrial Estate
Glasgow
G537

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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