Glasgow Museums

Glasgow Museums

About Glasgow Museums

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Glasgow Museums offer something for everyone. Whether you want to find out more about an artist, come with your class to see how we used to live, see the latest in contemporary art, or simply meet a friend for coffee, there is a museum for you!

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 National Trust for Scotland manages Pollok House on behalf of Glasgow City Council and charges apply during summer months.

The museums opening times are 10.00am - 5.00pm, except Fridays and Sundays, when the museums are open from 11.00am - 5.00pm.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Riverside Museum, the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) and The Burrell Collection are open to the public daily.

Scotland Street School Museum, St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, Provand's Lordship, Glasgow Museums Resource Centre and the People's Palace are closed to the public on Mondays however the Winter Gardens, adjacent to the People's Palace are open 7 days a week.

Upcoming Events at Glasgow Museums

Inner City

Inner City

16th February 2018 - 11th November 2018
Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) presents Inner City, a group exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Michael C McMillen and Glasgow-based artists Alberta Whittle and Mitch Miller.
The Four Graces

The Four Graces

30th May 2018 - 22nd October 2018
Scottish artist Avril Paton’s latest work, The Four Graces (Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum), is now on show in the iconic building it depicts.
Scotland Street School Remembers

Scotland Street School Remembers

7th June 2018 - 30th September 2018
Scotland Street School Remembers revisits the history of Scotland Street Schoool and the surrounding community with a fascinating documentary by Scottish artist and filmmaker Margaret Moore!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

21st September 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Saturday Art Club

Saturday Art Club

22nd September 2018
The Gallery of Modern Art holds a regular, drop in, Saturday Morning Art Club for 3 to 12 year olds!
Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme

Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme

22nd September 2018
Don't miss the chance to get creative and have some family fun whilst exploring the fascinating museum stores at GMRC!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

25th September 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Wee Creatives

Wee Creatives

26th September 2018
Wee Creatives are regular playful sessions for under 2s at Glasgow Museum Resource Centre... Explore! Create! Play! Fun!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

28th September 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Saturday Art Club

Saturday Art Club

29th September 2018
The Gallery of Modern Art holds a regular, drop in, Saturday Morning Art Club for 3 to 12 year olds!
Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme

Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme

29th September 2018
Don't miss the chance to get creative and have some family fun whilst exploring the fascinating museum stores at GMRC!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

2nd October 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

5th October 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Learn To Draw Still Life With Charcoal

Learn To Draw Still Life With Charcoal

7th October 2018
Join artist Saul Robertson at the Gallery of Modern Art and learn how to draw still life using charcoal.
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

9th October 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

12th October 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

16th October 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Wizard School

Wizard School

16th October 2018 - 19th October 2018
Join Scotland Street School for some spellbinding tricks and enchanting alchemy at their magical Wizard School this October Half Term!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

19th October 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

23rd October 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

26th October 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

30th October 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

2nd November 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Learn To Draw Still Life With Pencil

Learn To Draw Still Life With Pencil

4th November 2018
Join artist Saul Robertson at the Gallery of Modern Art and learn how to draw still life using pencil.
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

6th November 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

9th November 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

13th November 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

16th November 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

20th November 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

23rd November 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

27th November 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

30th November 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

4th December 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

7th December 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

11th December 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

14th December 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

18th December 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

21st December 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

28th December 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!

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Gallery of Modern Art

Gallery of Modern Art

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Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

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Kelvin Hall

Kelvin Hall

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

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Peoples Palace and Winter Gardens

Peoples Palace and Winter Gardens

Explore the city’s social history through a wealth of historic artefacts, paintings, prints and photographs, film and interactive computer displays....
Provands Lordship

Provands Lordship

Step back in time and discover Glasgow’s unique history with a visit to the oldest house in the city.The Provand's Lordship, which was built in 1471...
Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum

The Tall Ship is berthed alongside the museum, creating a fantastic experience in this stunning setting on the banks of the River Clyde.At Riverside Museum...
Scotland Street School Museum

Scotland Street School Museum

Scotland Street School Museum is a museum of school education in Glasgow, Scotland, in the district of Tradeston. It is located in a former school built...
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art

The building was built in 1989 in Scottish baronial style by Ian Begg. It was designed to reflect the architecture of the Bishops’ Castle, the site...
The Burrell Collection

The Burrell Collection

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