What’s on for Families at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

Bring the family along to the Glasgow Museums Resource Centre for a day crammed with fun events!

When, Where & How Much...

Date(s): 17 June 2017 to 31 August 2017
Time(s): See listing for details
Where: Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, Glasgow South Side
Price: This is a free event

Contact Information

Event organiser/part of Glasgow Museums
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Call 01412769300
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What’s on for Families at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre
About What’s on for Families at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

Sat 17th June: Family Saturdays: Sculpture Garden
1.30pm - 4pm | Free | Drop-in
Experiment with different textures; inside the museum and out and build your own sculpture in our courtyard.

Sat 24th June: Family Saturdays: Our Share Future: Refugee Festival Scotland - Craft workshop
1.30pm - 4pm | Free | Drop-in
Join us to celebrate what unites us. Lots of craft activities from around the world.

Sun 25th June: The Great Outdoors: Natural Sculptures
1.30pm - 4pm | Free | Drop-in
This summer join our new outdoor learning session at GMRC and explore the great outdoors through our amazing museum objects and activities both inside the museum store and in our outside area that is just waiting to be explored. (outside activities will be weather permitting).

Wed 28th June: Wee Creatives
10.30am - 11.30pm & 1.30pm - 2.30pm | Free | Drop-in | 0-2 years
book in advance - tel. 0141 2769300 email GMRCbookings@glasgowlife.org.uk
Explore, Create! Play! Fun! These playful sessions take place in our museum stores - a treasure trove of art and museum objcts! Vibrant colours, interesting shapes and surprising stories are sure to keep your young child amazed. The Last Wednesday of each month.

Sat 1st July: GMRC Family Saturdays - Tin Sculptures
1.30–4pm
Come on a museum adventure with our weekly fun family workshop: create owls, windmills, bugs, robots and more from tin cans and foil for our GMRC outdoor sculpture gallery.

Sun 2nd July: The Great Outdoors Family Sundays - Tin Sculptures
1.30-4pm
Join our new outdoor learning sessions at GMRC and explore the great outdoors through our amazing museum objects and activities. Outside activities will be weather permitting.

Mon 3rd July: Mini-Mondays – explore the stores and get creative!
10.30–11.30am | 2–5yrs
Come and explore the stores, handle objects and get creative on the first Monday of each month.

Rock with Us & Fossil fun
Tue 4, Wed 5, Thu 6 Jul | 1–3pm
Let’s go right to the dawn of time and see how rocks were formed. Be a GMRC geologist for the day and discover how fossils can teach us about creatures from the past!

Sat 8th July: GMRC Family Saturdays - Dinosaur Adventures
1.30–4pm
Come on a museum adventure with our weekly fun family workshop: create owls, windmills, bugs, robots and more from tin cans and foil for our GMRC outdoor sculpture gallery.

Tracks and Trails
Tue 11, Wed 12, Thu 13 Jul | 1–3pm
Explore the Dams to Darnley Country Park with the Park Ranger, then look at specimens in our collection. End your visit by creating a variety of animal tracks in air-dry clay.

Sat 15th July: GMRC Family Saturdays - Race and Chase Heritage Bus Day
1.30–4pm
Come on a museum adventure with our weekly fun family workshop: create owls, windmills, bugs, robots and more from tin cans and foil for our GMRC outdoor sculpture gallery.

Sun 16th July: The Great Outdoors Family Sundays - Slings and Arrows
1.30-4pm
Join our new outdoor learning sessions at GMRC and explore the great outdoors through our amazing museum objects and activities. Outside activities will be weather permitting.

Swords and Sorcery: Knights and Dragons
Tue 18, Wed 19, Thu 20 Jul | 1–3pm
Come along on a worldwide dragon hunt! On the way, discover the armour and weapons of a knight in shining armour and learn how to fight a dragon!

Sat 22nd July: GMRC Family Saturdays - Dragon Adventures
1.30–4pm
Come on a museum adventure with our weekly fun family workshop: create owls, windmills, bugs, robots and more from tin cans and foil for our GMRC outdoor sculpture gallery.

Art Detectives
Tue 25, Wed 26, Thu 27 Jul | 1–3pm
Explore the hidden stories of our painting collection. Lots of fun with art, clues, puzzles and mystery solving!

Wed 26th July: Wee Creatives
10.30am - 11.30pm & 1.30pm - 2.30pm | Free | Drop-in | 2-5 years
book in advance - tel. 0141 2769300 email GMRCbookings@glasgowlife.org.uk
Explore, Create! Play! Fun! These playful sessions take place in our museum stores - a treasure trove of art and museum objcts! Vibrant colours, interesting shapes and surprising stories are sure to keep your young child amazed. The Last Wednesday of each month.

Sat 29th July: GMRC Family Saturdays - Art Adventures
1.30–4pm
Come on a museum adventure with our weekly fun family workshop: create owls, windmills, bugs, robots and more from tin cans and foil for our GMRC outdoor sculpture gallery.

Sun 30th July: The Great Outdoors Family Sundays - Soap Box Derby go-kart building
1.30-4pm
Join our new outdoor learning sessions at GMRC and explore the great outdoors through our amazing museum objects and activities. Outside activities will be weather permitting.

Live like a Roman at GMRC
Tue 1, Wed 2, Thu 3 Aug | 1–3pm
Recreate living on the Antonine Wall in this interactive workshop and discover Roman forts, coins and bath houses. What kind of Caesar would you like to be?

Sat 5th August: GMRC Family Saturdays - Roman Adventures
1.30–4pm
Come on a museum adventure with our weekly fun family workshop: create owls, windmills, bugs, robots and more from tin cans and foil for our GMRC outdoor sculpture gallery.

Sun 6th August: The Great Outdoors Family Sundays - Greek Games
1.30-4pm
Join our new outdoor learning sessions at GMRC and explore the great outdoors through our amazing museum objects and activities. Outside activities will be weather permitting.

Mon 7th August: Mini-Mondays – explore the stores and get creative!
10.30–11.30am | 2–5yrs
Mon 4 Sep | 10.30–11.30am | 2–5yrs
Come and explore the stores, handle objects and get creative on the first Monday of each month.

Archaeological Adventures
Tue 8, Wed 9, Thu 10 Aug | 1–3pm
Peru’s Nazca Lines – one of the world’s greatest unsolved mysteries! Come on an archaeological adventure and help solve the riddle! Have a go at making Glasgow's first Nazca Lines!

Sat 12th August: GMRC Family Saturdays - A Family Museum Adventure
1.30–4pm
Come on a museum adventure with our weekly fun family workshop: create owls, windmills, bugs, robots and more from tin cans and foil for our GMRC outdoor sculpture gallery.

Sat 19th August: GMRC Family Saturdays - A Family Museum Adventure
1.30–4pm
Come on a museum adventure with our weekly fun family workshop: create owls, windmills, bugs, robots and more from tin cans and foil for our GMRC outdoor sculpture gallery.

Sat 26th August: GMRC Family Saturdays - A Family Museum Adventure
1.30–4pm
Come on a museum adventure with our weekly fun family workshop: create owls, windmills, bugs, robots and more from tin cans and foil for our GMRC outdoor sculpture gallery.

Wed 30th August: Wee Creatives
10.30am - 11.30pm & 1.30pm - 2.30pm | Free | Drop-in | 2-5 years
book in advance - tel. 0141 2769300 email GMRCbookings@glasgowlife.org.uk
Explore, Create! Play! Fun! These playful sessions take place in our museum stores - a treasure trove of art and museum objcts! Vibrant colours, interesting shapes and surprising stories are sure to keep your young child amazed. The Last Wednesday of each month.

Mon 4th September: Mini-Mondays – explore the stores and get creative!
10.30–11.30am | 2–5yrs
Come and explore the stores, handle objects and get creative on the first Monday of each month.

Wed 27th September: Wee Creatives
10.30am - 11.30pm & 1.30pm - 2.30pm | Free | Drop-in | 2-5 years
book in advance - tel. 0141 2769300 email GMRCbookings@glasgowlife.org.uk
Explore, Create! Play! Fun! These playful sessions take place in our museum stores - a treasure trove of art and museum objcts! Vibrant colours, interesting shapes and surprising stories are sure to keep your young child amazed. The Last Wednesday of each month.


Explore our creative programme of activities for all the family!


Glasgow Museums welcomes families and children of all ages and all our venues are FREE to visit.

Our displays and exhibitions are designed with families in mind, so you’ll always find something interesting to explore when you visit. This event lists activities for families with children up to 12 years old.
They are FREE unless otherwise stated.

The activities listed here are for family groups and children. If you would like to arrange a visit for an organized group, please contact the individual museum in advance.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for What’s on for Families at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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